Hashim Amla is one of the finest opening batsmen of all time in the South African cricket history. He is an integral part of the South African National Cricket team, where he at one time served as captain. He is known to be a classy and calm cricketer who made history as the first South African to score a triple century in Test cricket.
This excellent stroke maker has a career spanning over 16 years, and he rose to be one of the finest ODI batsmen.
Amla is of Indian origin and his grandparents relocated to South Africa from Gujarat. His supple wrists are amazing to watch, especially when he stands tall to make those strokes, making him able to score runs at will. He played for Nashua Dolphins where he was appointed team captain at a tender age of 21 years before he impressed everyone with his outstanding demeanor and performance.
On 15 October 2017, together with De Kock they broke the record against Bangladesh after they made their biggest win by 10 wickets targeting 279 runs.
He was born on 31 May 1983, from a Muslim family in Durban. He matriculated from Durban High School, where he was so much compassionate about sporting more so cricket.
He comes from a middle class family from Gujarat, India. His family is blessed with sports genes as he is not the only sportsperson in the family. His older brother, Ahmed Alma, was also a professional cricketer.
He is married to a Muslim woman, Sumaiyah Amla. Together, they are blessed with two sons born in 2012 and 2013, respectively.
He has an estimated net worth of $50 million, while his annual salary is estimated at around $2.5 million.
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