Hashim Amla served as the captain of South Africa’s Test team from June 2014 to January 2016.
Hashim Amla is a right-handed South African batsman and a part-time off-break bowler. He was the first South African of Indian origin to represent South Africa in international cricket.
Hashim Amla also plays in IPL matches for Kings XI Punjab and has scored 577 runs in 16 matches.
Hashim Amla was born on 31st March 1983
Hashim Amla till date has played 124 Test matches, 181 One Day Internationals (ODIs) and 44 Twenty-Twenty (T20Is) matches for South African national team.
Hashim Amla so far has scored 9,282 runs Test runs, 8,113 ODIs runs and 1,277 T20Is runs.
Hashim Amla made his Test debut in November 2004 against India, ODIs debut on March 2008 against Bangladesh and T20Is debut in January 2009 against Australia.
Hashim Amla currently holds the record of being the fastest batsman ever to reach 2000, 3000, 4000, 5000, 6000 and 7000 runs in ODI.
Hashim Amla is the only South African cricketer to score a triple century in a Test match and holds the record of highest test score by a South African with 311 runs not out in a test match against England at the Oval in London in 2012.
On 8th August 2019, Hashim Amla announced retirement from all formats of ICC cricket except domestic and country leagues matches.