Hashim ‘the silent assassin’ Amla receives national honour for contribution to cricket

Hashim ‘the silent assassin’ Amla receives national honour for contribution to cricket

- Ever popular and equally humble SA cricketing legend Hashim Amla has been granted the Order of Ikhamanga

- The award recognises achievements in the field’s arts, culture, literacy, music, journalism and sport

- Amla will be the first cricketer to receive the award in 10 years

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One of South Africa’s most popular and humble sports megastars Hashim Amla’s achievements will be recognised when he receives South Africa’s Order of Ikhamanga. Amla will be the first cricketer to receive the prestigious award in 10 years.

Shaun Pollock and Makaya Ntini were both awarded with the Order which recognises special achievements in the fields of art, culture, literacy, music, journalism and sport in 2008.

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Amla will receive the award in recognition of his 14 years of service to the game of cricket. During those 14 years, Amla has broken or set numerous records, the way in which he has achieved this is just as remarkable.

Briefly.co.za gathered that Chancellor of National Orders, Dr Cassius Lubisi said Amla had pride and joy to the country with his achievements on the cricket field and remains one of the world’s best batsmen.

Amla is a fierce competitor but is unnervingly fair and probably the most humble cricketer in the world. No one who has ever played or worked with him has ever had anything except good things to say about the great man.

Amla made his Test debut in 2004 and remains the only South African batsman to have achieved a triple century score. He is the second highest century scorer in the world game with a total of 28 scores of 100 or more to his name.

He also boasts 26 One-Day International centuries.

Amla is currently playing County Cricket in England

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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