Hashim Amla

Learn about where former South African cricketer Hashim Amla went to college and how it shaped his successful career.

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Hashim Amla

Hashim Amla is a former South African cricketer who played for South Africa in all three formats of the game. He is known for his calm demeanor and his ability to score runs at will. But where did this talented cricketer go to college? Let’s find out.

Quick Facts About Hashim Amla

  • Full name: Hashim Mahomed Amla
  • Born: March 31, 1983
  • Birthplace: Durban, Natal Province, South Africa
  • Height: 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
  • Batting style: Right-handed
  • Bowling style: Right-arm off break
  • Role: Top-order batter

Who is Hashim Amla?

Hashim Mohammad Amla is a former South African cricketer who played for South Africa in all three formats of the game. He holds the record for being the fastest ever to score 2000, 3000, 4000, 5000, 6000, and 7000 ODI runs. He also became the fastest cricketer to reach 10 ODI centuries. Amla is an occasional off-break bowler and was South Africa’s Test captain from June 2014 to January 2016. He is a right-handed batsman and holds the record for the highest individual Test score of any South African batsman of 311 not out, scored against England at The Oval, London in July 2012.

Where Did Hashim Amla Go To College?

Hashim Amla was born in Durban to a Gujarati Muslim family originally from India. He was raised in a middle-class home and sent to the highly regarded Durban High SchoolDurban High School is also the alma mater of Lance Klusener and Barry Richards. However, there is no information available about where he went to college.

Early Years

Upon graduating from Durban High School and impressing on the youth circuit, Amla made his debut for his provincial team, the KwaZulu-Natal DolphinsSoon after, he captained South Africa at the 2002 Under-19 Cricket World Cup in New Zealand, leading his team to the final.

International Career

Amla made his Test debut for South Africa against India in November 2004He went on to become one of the most successful batsmen in South African cricket history, scoring over 9,000 runs in Test cricket and over 8,000 runs in ODI cricketHe retired from international cricket in August 2019.

Retirement

On January 18, 2023, Hashim Amla announced his retirement from all forms of cricket. He had a successful career spanning over 16 years and will be remembered as one of the greatest batsmen in South African cricket history.

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FAQs

When did Hashim Amla retire from cricket?

Hashim Amla announced his retirement from all forms of cricket on January 18, 2023.

What is Hashim Amla’s highest score in Test cricket?

Hashim Amla’s highest score in Test cricket is 311 not out, which he scored against England at The Oval, London in July 2012.

How many centuries did Hashim Amla score in ODI cricket?

Hashim Amla scored a total of 27 centuries in ODI cricket.