Happy Birthday Hashim!

by Brenda Taylor
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Proteas record-breaking batsman Hashim Amla is celebrating his birthday today! Let’s take a look at some fun facts about the man!

  • Hashim Amla holds the record for the highest individual Test score of any South African batsman of 311 not out! He achieved this score against England at The Oval in London in July 2012.
  • Hashim Amla also holds the record for being the fastest ever batsman to reach 2000, 3000, 4000, 5000,6000 and 7000 ODI runs. He is also the fastest cricketer to reach 10 ODI centuries.
  • In 2014, Hashim Amla became the fastest cricketer to reach 15 centuries in ODIs in his 86th innings. Later that year he became the fastest cricketer to reach 16 centuries in ODIs in his 94th innings and fastest cricketer to 17 centuries in ODIs in his 98th innings. On 18 January 2015, Amla became the fastest cricketer to score 18 ODI centuries in his 102nd innings. Then on 3 March 2015, he became the fastest cricketer to reach 20 centuries in ODIs in his 108th innings. On 3 June 2017, Amla became the fastest cricketer to score 25 ODI centuries. Talk about an impressive record!
  • Hashim Amla and AB De Villers hold the record for the highest partnership for South Africa (238 runs). This is also the highest 3rd wicket partnership in One day International Cricket.

 

  • Hashim Amla is an occasional off break spin bowler. He has taken 1 wicket in first class cricket.
  • Amla attended Durban High School, the same school which former South African cricketers Lance Klusener and Barry Richards attended.
  • Hashim Amla has two children with his wife Sumaiyah.
  • Hashim Amla captained the SA U19 team at the 2002 Under-19 Cricket World Cup, leading his team to the final.

 

 

  • Hashim Amla was named captain of the KwaZulu-Natal Dolphins at the young age of 21.
  • Amla was South Africa’s Test captain from June 2014 to January 2016.
  • Hashim Amla made his international debut for the Proteas at Eden Gardens in Kolkata, India on 28 November 2004.
  • Hashim Amla has played 124 test matches to date scoring 9282 runs. He has played 174 One Day Internationals for the Proteas scoring 7910 runs. Amla has played 44 T20 internationals for the Proteas scoring a total of 1277 runs.

 

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