About HM Amla
HM Amla or Hashim Amla is 36 years old South African right-handed batsman and right-arm off-break and a medium-fast bowler. He is well known for being the finest stroke-maker in the game for setting a record to make it to fastest 10 ODI centuries and to 4,000 ODI runs in 2013. He has also scored the fastest 2000, 3000, 4000, 5000, 6000 and 7000 ODI runs that could ever be scored by any other international batsman till date.
HM Amla was born on 31st March 1983 in Durban, Natal Province, South Africa as Hashim Mohammed Amla. He has his family roots back in Gujarat, India with full faith in the Muslim religion. He attended the Durham High School and made it to the provincial team, KwaZulu-Natal Dolphins after graduating from there. He also has an elder brother named Ahmed Amla who also made his career in the same field.
He started his cricket career playing for the provincial team, KwaZulu-Natal Dolphins. Soon after that, he came up with huge responsibility to play the role of captain for Under-19 national team in 2002 Cricket
World Cup held in New Zealand. This was also the time when he got positioned as captain for KwaZulu-Natal Dolphins at the age of 21. He made four centuries in his first eight innings for season 2004-05 later getting picked up by South Africa for the tour against India which turned out to be his Test debut. He didn’t emerge as a name of success in the starting for the nation as it took time for him to made it count with 149 against New Zealand at Cape Town, helping South Africa to a draw. He performed with his career-best against India scoring 307 runs in three Tests thus receiving the honor of getting his name on board at Lord’s with a sublime century in 2008. This success gave him another chance to prove himself in short formats of the game in 2010 when he scored 1,000 runs in both Test and ODI cricket. A tour against India came out to be progressive for him in which he made it to 490 runs in two-Test series getting dismissed just once whereas on ODI side he went for five centuries and four fifties in 15 innings achieving No. 1 ranking in ODI matches for the year. In 2011, he got named as vice-captain of the ODI and T20 international teams leading the team and scoring his centuries in both Tests played against Australia. His crowning moment came up at the Oval crease in 2012 where he crafted triple hundred spending 13 hours and 10 minutes followed by his quickfire 196 against Australia in Perth in 2013. This all brought him the ICC’s top-ranked Test batsman title. The year 2015 was not so successful but next year he made it to double hundred finally deciding to give up his captaincy. He remained prolific becoming the fastest player to 7000 ODI runs in 2017 and to reach 25 ODI centuries. He also went on for breaking Virat Kohli’s fastest record to reach 27 centuries in ODI cricket in 2018 with just 167 innings. He recently got named in South Africa’s squad for 2019 Cricket World Cup.
In 2013, he got named as one of the Wisden Cricketers of the Year.
He is in a marital relationship with Sumaiyah and is the father of two sons.
It is estimated to be around $50 million.