Another legend falls: Father of Proteas Hashim Amla dies

2020 is still taking lives, even as it is coming to an end. It has been confirmed by the KwaZulu-Natal Cricket Union, that the father of Proteas great, Hashim Amla has sadly passed away.

The Dolphins Cricket confirmed on Thursday on social media that the legendary Dr Mohamed Amla has left this earth. The union conveyed its sincere and heartfelt condolences to Amla and his brother Ahmed, as well as their family and friends.

Hashim Amla played 124 Tests, 181 ODIs and 44 T20Is for South Africa before hanging up his pads in mid-2019. Amla, who was now 37, was spotted in the commentary box during the Boxing Day Test between the Proteas and Sri Lanka at SuperSport Park in Centurion. He is the Proteas’ second-highest Test run scorer of all time and boasted an average of 46.64. Amla scored 28 Test centuries and holds the record for the highest ever individual Test score for South Africa of 311 not out.

While Hashim Amla’s older brother Ahmed didn’t represent his country at international level, he was a stalwart for Natal and the Dolphins over the past decade.

Our deepest condolences go out to the Amla family.

 

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