Hashim Muhammad Amla, the elegant stroke player from South Africa, is blessed with both, amazing talent and great temperament. Hashim Amla is considered as one of the finest batsmen of modern era. Amla hails from Islamic community and is global ambassador for cricket. Amla is the first South African cricketer of an Indian descent to play for national side. The bearded batsmen, apart from Ricky Ponting, is the only batsmen heading both test and ODI rankings .Amla, a pious Muslim , avoids alcohol promoting logos on his playing gear and merchandise which has noteworthy impact on his net worth and fan following.
Hashim Amla was born on 31 March, 1983 to a Muslim family in Durban, Natal Province, South Africa. Hashim was raised in a middle class family. He and his elder brother, Ahmad Amla, both are professional cricketers. Hashim married a woman, by the name of Sumaiyah and they are blessed with two sons. Hashim Amla’s roots trace back to India. His grandparents migrated to South Africa from Surat, Gujarat, India.
Despite being from a middle class background Hashim was sent to highly decorated Durban High School. Owing to his talent and hard work Amla made debut for KwaZulu Natal Dolphins at an early age, followed by leading South African side to the Under 19 Cricket World Cup in New Zealand. Amla’s talent was spotted and cultured by Coach Hylton Ackerman.
Amla made his international debut against India at the age of 21. Though, Hashim announced himself on the grandest stage by scoring a match saving knock of 149 against New Zealand in Capetown. Hashim continued the good work and become the fastest batsmen to reach 2000,3000,4000,5000 and 6000 runs in ODI and the only African batsmen to score a triple Hundred in test match.
Hashim Amla accomplished a astonishing feat of scoring 1000 runs in ODIs and in test matches in the same cricketing calendar year. Hashim is the fastest player to reach 10, 15 centuries in ODIs .Apart from that, Amla is the fastest ever batsmen to reach 50 international hundreds in just 348 innings.
Hashim Amla was named as Widen Cricket of the Year in 2013. Till date, Hashim Amla has won 3 “Man of the Series” awards, 6 “Man of the Match” awards for his superlative performance in test matches. In ODI’s, Hashim Amla has won 7 “Man of the Series” awards with 17 “Man of the Match” awards against formidable opponents. Amla had scored ODI centuries against every test playing nation. Hashim Amla has been selected in ICC World Test XI in 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013; also, he has been part of ICC World One day XI 2013 and 2015.
Hashim Amla, generally, is very introvert and tries to remain out of controversies. But an incident including him and Australian Commentator Dean Jones shocked the cricketing world. On 7th August 2006, during a test match between South Africa and Sri Lanka, Dean Jones on international television referred him as a “terrorist”. He said, “The terrorist gets another Wicket.” after Amla had successfully taken a catch. Dean Jones was criticized a widely and the Sports channel terminated their contract with Dean Jones. Dean Jones later apologized to Amla which Amla accepted.
Hashim Amla was sent to school well-known in the world for his academics and sports. Durban High School had produced over 125 international sportsmen including the likes of Lance Klusner and Barry Richards., both graduating from the same. After graduating, Amla joined the South African youth circuit and was signed by provincial team KwaZulu Natal Dolphins.
Hashim Amla Net Worth
Hashim Amla’s main source of income has been his earning and salaries from club and countries. Hashim Amla, being a prolific scorer had various stints at different clubs all over the world. Amla was selected the South African Test Team Captain from June 2014 to January 2016. Amla had played for clubs like Essex in 2009 , Nottinghamshire in 2010 , Surrey in 2013 and Derbyshire in 2015 . His also had stint in Indian Premier League with Punjab Kings XI. His estimated net worth of Hashim Amla is USD $51 million as of 2017. His refusal for displaying ads on T-shirt affects his net worth.
Very less about Hashim Amla’s private life is known. Hashim Amla owns a house in his home town Durban, South Africa. Amla’s dream car is Bugatti Veyron. Amla is fascinated with speed and performance of Veyron. For the time being, Amla owns a Lexus SUV. Lexus was gifted to Hashim Amla for his endorsement deal with Toyota. Amla is one of the few cricketers who fancy morals to money and thus, has very few endorsement deals .Amla once rejected a deal with Adidas as the brand was rumored to be linked with Child labor.
Hashim Amla can be seen in action with the South African team, which, at present, touring New Zealand. Hashim’s performance in the first two ODIs has been below par but, comeback is surely on the cards. Amla performance was vital for South African national team in beating Sri Lanka 5-0 and leading South Africa to be no 1 ranked team in ODI. Hashim Amla was retained by Kings XI Punjab shows the importance of Amla for the IPL franchise. Hashim Amla can be seen in action in the 10th edition of Indian Premier League.