Hashim Amla was bought by KXIP in 2016 outside the auction as a replacement player and he scored a brilliant 96 against SRH last year. He was retained by KXIP for IPL 10 and was backed to the full even after initial failures this IPL.
He paid the debt with what can be a match winning century against MI in Indore today. Amla opened the innings and though the start was a bit shaky, he anchored the innings throughout to make his maiden IPL and T20 century – a brilliant 103*. The innings was decorated with 6 sixes and 8 fours.
The Twitterati were in awe of the innings played by Hashim Amla and paid their applause in form of these tweets:
This is an Amla special. Like Williamson y'day, he's showing that brute strength is not the only way to play big scoring shots in T20— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) April 20, 2017
Amla - Class!— Haseeb Hameed (@HaseebHameed97) April 20, 2017
Outstanding innings by @amlahash very well played. 👏👏👏👏 💯— David Warner (@davidwarner31) April 20, 2017
All hail the Mighty Hash! One of the greats of our times. Now playing in T20 at a screen near you! @amlahash— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) April 20, 2017
I remember touring Sri Lanka and Malinga struggled against Hash. No different today#voodoo— Dale Steyn (@DaleSteyn62) April 20, 2017
Can anyone show a stat of their battles?