Tuesday, Oct 04, 2022

Hashim Amla

Hashim Amla is a right handed batsman who plays for South Africa. A regular in the South African Test side, Amla is recognised as one of the best batsmen in the longest format of the game. Amla made his Test debut in 2004 against India in Kolkata. It proved to be a false start with many questioning his ability. He was given a Test cap again against New Zealand and this time he, shone, scoring 149 and helping the Proteas to a draw. He is also the only South African to score a triple century in Test cricket. Over the years, he erased questions about his abilities in the shorter format of the game and has scored over 6000 ODI runs. Amla also captained South Africa. He took over at a time of transition and hence to find significant success as skipper. In 2016, he relinquished the post for AB de Villiers.


India have more collective experience in line-up than South Africa: Amla

January 01, 2022 8:25 pm

India beat South Africa by 113 runs in the first Test at SuperSport Park to go 1-0 up in the three-match series.

India vs New Zealand: Will Young's bizarre dismissal creates controversy

November 29, 2021 9:59 am

Will Young was late to review a lbw decision off the bowling of R Ashwin. The replays showed that the ball had turned big and was comfortably missing the leg stump.

Babar Azam becomes quickest to 14 ODI centuries surpassing Hashim Amla

July 14, 2021 8:05 am

Babar Azam is the first-ever Pakistan batsman to score an ODI century against England in England.

Imagined superiority of whites over blacks or blacks over whites is delusional: Hashim Amla

July 16, 2020 3:45 pm

Hashim Amla backed fellow cricketer Lungi Ngidi, who was recently criticised by ex-Proteas for supporting the BLM campaign.

Hashim Amla: The cricketer of many firsts

August 09, 2019 9:53 am

Hashim Amla called it quits to his international career after a dismal show in World Cup 2019 scoring 203 runs from seven matches

Hashim Amla: Rainbow loses colour

August 09, 2019 9:20 am

South Africa’s long-time performance analyst Prasanna Agoram dusts up memories of Hashim Amla, whom he considers a great batsman and a greater human.

Your’s gracefully, Hashim Amla

March 31, 2020 10:26 am

Be it the Feroz Shah Kotla blockathon or the Oval marathon, Hashim Amla did it with grace and beauty, composure and serenity. The Indian Express brings out the various shades of his batting vis-a-vis some of his differently-constructed knocks.

'Monk like patience and a warrior like batting spirit': Tributes pour in for Hashim Amla

August 09, 2019 11:07 am

In an illustrious career which spanned over 15 years and 349 international games, saw Hashim Amla score more than 18,000 runs including 55 centuries.

South Africa's Hashim Amla retires from international cricket

August 09, 2019 9:19 am

In an international career spread over 15 years, Hashim Amla played 349 matches across all three formats, scoring more than 18,000 runs, including 55 centuries and 88 other scores in excess of 50.

#Amla’s falling average

June 11, 2019 6:43 am

Out-of-form South African batting great finds himself at an extremely vulnerable stage of his career.


Hashim Amla, South Africa's batting behemoth, takes his last bow

August 09, 2019 12:17 am

Hashim Amla announced his retirement from all forms of international cricket on Thursday. Having made his Test debut in 2004, Amla bows out as the first South African to have scored a triple ton and also as his country's second-highest Test run-getter, only after Jacques Kallis.

India vs South Africa: R Ashwin dozen helps India pocket series in Nagpur

November 27, 2015 10:52 pm

India beat South Africa by 124 runs to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the four-match series, with a game to go.