The elegant right-hander has been battling poor form in recent months but his influence on the side remains unquestioned as he becomes the eighth player from South Africa to notch up a century of Test caps. "He has a wonderful sense of calm," South African opener Stephen Cook, who played with Amla in the national under-19 side, told reporters. "When a situation becomes tricky or some of the players become a bit hot-headed, Hashim will be the guy who'll bring balance back. It was a slur repeated by a fan in Hobart during the Australia series last November, but none of these incidents have managed to ruffle the man dubbed the 'Silent Warrior' by his South African team mates. You can look up the stats and read all the records but that only tells half of the tale," Cook added.
Source: bd News24 January 11, 2017 12:36 UTC