Former Australian skipper Michael Clarke named Hashim Amla as the player against whom he hated to lead the side. He said that it was frustrating when he used to be on the crease.
South African veteran is going to play his 100th test match on this Thursday against Sri Lanka. Thus, he will become the eighth African to achieve this feat. He played his first test against India at the iconic Eden Gardens in 2004.
World Cup winning captain stated about Hash, “I always hated to captain against him because he is so hard to set field to. He bases his game around a great defence and he finds ways to be successful across all three formats. The game of Cricket is hard so he goes through some tough times but it shows his character to be able to sustain that, get through that and turn things around.”
Clarke winded his saying with “Hash has certainly done that for South Africa over a long period of time. But if you look at his statistics, it shows what a great player he is. More importantly, he’s lovely men. On behalf of all of Australia, I’d like to congratulate him on playing 100 Test matches.”
Beard-man Hashim Amla is the only South African with a Test triple ton, scored against the number one test side at the time, England, at Kia Oval in 2012. Amla has played 17 test matches against Kangaroos and scored at the healthy average of 45.93 including 5 centuries. Also he has several ODI records including fastest completing 2000, 3000, 4000, 5000 and 6000 runs.