- Hashim Amla's father has passed away and fans have showered the cricket great with condolences
- Dolphins Cricket made the announcement on Twitter which prompted friends, fans and unions sent a lot of love his way
- This year has been particularly tough on families with many other people losing their dad's this year
Dolphins Cricket has revealed that Dr Mohamed Amla has passed away, he was the father of Proteas legend Hashim Amla.
Fans and cricket unions have sent their condolences to the Hashim and his brother and the rest of their family.
Hashim Amla has had a stellar record, he represented South Africa in 124 Tests, 181 ODIs and 44 T20Is before he retired in 2019.
Amla was last spotted in the commentary booth on boxing day during the Test between Sri Lanka and the Proteas.
He made the second-most runs in Test matches of all time for the Proteas and had an impressive average of 46.64.
"Condolences to you Ahmed & Hash on the passing the great Dr Amla. Domestic games were always so interesting when sitting with him and chatting about the game & life May Allah grant him jannatul firdaus."
"Incredibly sad news that Hashim Amla's father has passed away. My sincerest condolences to him & his family in this tough time."
"Waking up to the news of the demise of Dr Mahomed Amla (father of Hashim Amla - Cricketer). May the Almighty grant them ease. I can recall in the past few years, Hash took compassionate leave whenever his dad was ill. “The power of a dad in a child's life is unmatched.”
Dr Tumi took to Facebook to share the devasting news with his fans:
"So sad to announce about the passing of my dear dad. He was such a beautiful gift to our family and the body of Christ. So humbled and honoured for the years God blessed me with him in my life," said Dr Tumi.
In other news, in another sad loss for 2020, the rapper Da L.E.S announced that his father Leslie Mampe Senior had passed away.
The celebrity posted the news to his social media and wrote a short message that acknowledged the loss of his dad and added that he hoped Leslie Senior was resting in peace.
After being alerted to the sad announcement, social media commenters took the moment to send their love and condolences to the rapper.
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