Hashim Amla Biography

Posted by | Vishnu Das on | March 21, 2024

Date of Birth

31 / March / 1983


41 Years


South African Cricketer (Batsman)

Hashim Amla, born Hashim Mahomed Amla, is a renowned South African cricketer known for his batting prowess.

Hashim Amla (Cricketer) Height, Weight, Age, Biography, Wife & More

He made his international debut on November 28, 2004, in a Test match against India in Kolkata. Amla’s ODI debut came on March 9, 2008, against Bangladesh in Chittagong, followed by his T20 debut on January 13, 2009, against Australia in Brisbane.

Early Life

Hashim Amla was born on March 31, 1983, in Durban, South Africa. Raised in a devout Muslim family, Amla showed promise in cricket from a young age. He attended Durban High School, where his talent as a cricketer began to shine, leading to his eventual professional career in the sport.


Hashim Amla’s hometown is Durban, Natal Province, South Africa, where he attended Durban High School. His college education and qualifications are not known.


Hashim Amla was born on March 31, 1983, in Durban, Natal Province, South Africa, under the sign of Aries. He was 33 years old and held South African nationality.

Physical Stats

Hashim Amla stands tall at 175 cm (5 feet 9 inches) and weighs 75 kg (165 lbs). With a chest measurement of 40 inches, a waist of 34 inches, and biceps of 13 inches, he maintains a well-built physique. Amla has captivating black eyes and matching black hair.

Wife and Children

Hashim Amla is happily married to Sumaiyah Amla, and together they have one son.


Hashim Amla’s father is Mahomed H. Amla, and he has a brother named Ahmed Amla, who is also a cricketer. His mother’s name is not known, and he does not have any sisters. He practices Islam as his religion.

Hashim Amla with his Wife Sumaiyah Amla

Hashim Amla with his Wife Sumaiyah Amla and Son

Domestic and T20 Franchise Career

Amla has had a diverse career in T20 cricket leagues worldwide. Notably, he represented Trinbago Knight Riders in the Caribbean Premier League, scoring 410 runs in 11 matches. In the Indian Premier League, he joined Kings XI Punjab in 2016 as a replacement for Shaun Marsh, making 577 runs in 16 matches, earning accolades including being named in the Cricbuzz IPL XI. He also participated in other leagues such as the Mzansi Super League and served as the batting mentor for Peshawar Zalmi in the Pakistan Super League. Additionally, he was named in Western Province’s squad for the 2021–22 cricket season in South Africa.

2019 Cricket World Cup and Retirement

In April 2019, Amla was selected for South Africa’s squad in the 2019 Cricket World Cup. During a match against New Zealand in June 2019, he became the second-fastest batsman to reach 8,000 ODI runs, achieving this milestone in his 176th innings. Amla retired from all forms of international cricket on August 8, 2019. Following his retirement, he served as a batting consultant for the Cape Town Blitz in the 2019 Mzansi Super League. He then captained the Falcon Hunters in the Qatar T10 League in December. In January 2020, Amla took on the role of batting mentor for the Peshawar Zalmi franchise in the Pakistan Super League.

Amla and Faf du Plessis hold the highest ODI partnership for any wicket for South Africa (247 runs), set against Ireland at the 2015 Cricket World Cup.

Achievements and Milestones

  • Achieved 1,000 runs in both Tests and ODIs in the same calendar year (2010)
  • First, and only, South African batsman to score a triple-century in Test matches
  • Fastest player to reach 7,000 runs in ODIs (150 innings)
  • Fastest player to reach 6,000 runs in ODIs (123 innings)
  • Fastest player to reach 5,000 runs in ODIs (101 innings)
  • Fastest player to reach 4,000 runs in ODIs (81 innings)
  • Fastest player to reach 3,000 runs in ODIs (59 innings)
  • In the 1st ODI against Bangladesh in 2017, Amla and Quinton de Kock recorded the highest ODI partnership for any wicket for South Africa, setting the highest score in an ODI without losing any wickets (282).
  • Fourth cricketer to score 25 centuries in both Test and ODI cricket.
  • First South African batsman to score 25 centuries in ODIs.
  • Amla and Dwayne Bravo hold the record for the highest fifth-wicket partnership in Twenty20 cricket (150).
  • Amla and AB de Villiers’ partnership of 308 runs against the West Indies is the record fourth-wicket partnership for South Africa in a Test match.
  • Amla’s career-best of 159 runs was scored in the same match.
  • Fastest player to reach 2,000 runs in ODIs (40 innings)

Favourite Things

Favourite Food Chicken dishes
Favourite Cricketer Batsman: Jacques Kallis and AB de Villiers
Bowler: Dale Steyn
Favourite Actor Bruce Lee

Some lesser known facts about Hashim Amla

  • Smoking and Drinking: Hashim Amla does not smoke or drink alcohol.
  • Nickname: Amla is often referred to as “The Bearded Batting Maestro” due to his remarkable achievements as a batsman.
  • Family Background: He hails from a Gujarati family background.
  • Religious Beliefs: A devout follower of Islam, Amla has adamantly refused to wear jerseys featuring alcohol company logos, once paying a $500 fine for non-compliance. Hashim Amla’s jersey famously lacks the Castle logo.
  • ODI Century Record: Amla boasts a better ODI century scoring rate than Virat Kohli, having scored 16 centuries from 98 matches by the end of 2014, compared to Kohli’s 20 from 144 matches.
  • Performance Milestones: In 2010, he achieved the feat of scoring over 1000 runs in both Tests and ODIs. In 2013, he was honored with the Wisden Cricketers of the Year Award. Additionally, he became the only batsman, after Ricky Ponting, to be ranked #1 in both Test and ODI ICC rankings in 2013.
  • Bowling Abilities: While primarily a batsman, Amla occasionally bowls off-spin.
  • IPL Debut: Amla made his IPL debut for Kings XI Punjab during IPL9 in 2016, stepping in for the injured Shaun Marsh.
  • Family Ties: His elder brother, Ahmed, is a professional cricketer in South African domestic cricket.
  • ODI Milestone: Amla holds the distinction of being the fourth batsman ever to score an ODI hundred against all Test-playing countries.
  • Captaincy: Though appointed as South Africa’s Test captain in 2014, his performance as a batsman suffered, leading him to step down from the captaincy in January 2016.

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Body Measurements Chest: 40 Inches, Waist: 34 inches, Biceps: 13 Inches
Birth Place Durban, Natal Province, South Africa
Children Son: 1
Eye Color Black
Hair Color Black
Height In CM 175 CM
Height In Meter 1.75 M
Nationality South African
Parents Father: Mahomed H. Amla, Mother: Not Known
Profession South African Cricketer (Batsman)
Siblings Brother: Ahmed Amla
Spous Sumaiyah Amla
Weight 75 kg
Zodiac Sign Aries


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