| On Jun 19, 2019 3:04 PM IST

Hashim Amla (South African Cricketer) Wife, Records, Controversies, Age, Weight, Height and More


Hashim Amla is one of the greatest batsmen South Africa has produced. Serving his country for over a decade now, Amla has a plethora of international records against his name and is the only South African player to hit a triple century in the tests.


Name: Hashim Amla
Nickname: Hash
Role: Top-order batsman

Cricket Career

International Debut:
Test: vs India at Eden Gardens, Nov 28, 2004

ODI: vs Sri Lanka at St George’s Park, Feb 21, 2019

T20I: vs Sri Lanka at R.Premadasa Stadium, Aug 14, 2018

Career Turning Point: His excellent performance in the Under-19 Cricket World Cup in New Zealand in 2002. He was also the captain of South Africa under- 19 team.

Jersey Number: #1 (South Africa); #1 (IPL, Country Cricket)

Major Teams: South Africa, Cape Cobras, Derbyshire, Dolphins, Essex, KwaZulu- Natal, Kings XI Punjab


  • 1st ever South African batsman to hit a triple century in a Test match. He hit 311 not out in 2012 while playing against England.

  • Fastest cricketer in ODI to reach 2000 runs in just 40 innings, 3000 (59 innings), 4000 (81 innings), 5000 (101 innings) and 6000 (123 innings).

Girlfriends, Spouse and Children

Marital Status: Married

Affairs/Girlfriends: N/A

Wife: Sumaiyah Amla

Marriage Date: 2011

Children: 2 Sons

Awards and recognitions:

South African National Honour, Silver (OIS)

Wisden Cricketer of the Year 2013


Physical Appearance

Height (approx.): 5′ 9”

Weight (approx.): 75 Kg

Eye Colour: Black

Hair Colour: Black

Personal Life

Date of Birth: 31 March 1983 Durban, Natal Province,  South Africa

Age (as of May 2019):  36

Birth Place: Durban,  South Africa

Zodiac sign/Sun sign: Aries

Nationality: South Africa

School: Durban High School 

College: N/A

Educational Qualifications: Graduation

Signature: N/A

Source: Pinterest


Father: Mahomed H. Amla

Mother: N/A

Sister: N/A

Brother: Ahmed Amla

Coach/Mentor: Hylton Ackerman

Religion: Islam

Address: Durban,  South Africa


Preferences/ Favourite

Hobbies: Listening to Music

Cricketers: Jacques Kallis, AB de Villiers, Dale Steyn

Cricket Ground: The Oval

Athletes: NA

Food: Chicken

Artists: Bruce Lee

Films: N/A

Destinations: N/A

Tattoos: None

Smoking/Drinking: No

Style Quotient: N/A

Cars Collection: N/A

Lesser Known Facts

Hashim Amla was born into a South African Muslim Turk family which is long rooted in Gujarat, India. He is devoutly Muslim and has always refused to wear any jersey which has a logo of alcohol company. For this, he was even charged with $ 500 fine.

He devouts his all the income earned from ODI matches to charity.



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