Hashim Amla lauded for being ranked best batsman by ICC

Amla was on the ICC shortlist for Cricketer of the Year in both 20111 and 2012.

updated: February 07, 2013 21:28 IST
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Johannesburg: Senior batsman Hashim Amla has been lauded in South Africa as a role model after he achieved the number one status in the ICC rankings in both Tests and one day internationals recently.

The Indian origin cricketer, Amla is the first batsman to hold the title of best batsman in the world in both Tests and ODI's since former Australian captain Ricky Ponting.

"We congratulate Hash (Amla) on his fantastic achievement. He is a fabulous example to our youth, our country and the world in general," said Alan Norton, Amla's former coach at Durban High School, where his talent was first identified.

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