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Amla became the first South African batsman to record a triple century
South Africa opening batsman Hashim Amla bagged four awards, including Cricketer of the Year, at the recent Cricket South Africa award ceremony in Sandton.
Amla was also named the Test Cricketer of the Year, South Africa fans’ Cricketer of the Year.
In addition to all those prestigious awards, Amla was also given the KFC ‘So Good’ award for becoming the first South African batsman to score a triple century, which he accomplished against England at The Oval in July 2012.
South Africa ODI captain AB de Villiers won the ODI Cricketer of the Year award, while pace demon Dale Steyn snapped up the Twenty20 International Cricketer of the Year award.
Cricket South Africa CEO Haroon Lorgat hailed Amla’s accomplishments and added that he has no doubts the 30-year-old will continue to topple records and dominate world cricket.
“It is not easy to keep finding special words to speak about Hashim,” Lorgat said. “He has set SA record test scores since unity against both England and Australia and he is the first player to score a test treble century for our country.
“As if that is not remarkable enough he is also the No 1 rated player on the ICC rankings for test and ODI players.
“The greatest quality he brings to the game is his attitude and humility, which aptly displays the true spirit of cricket. This transcends all his international statistics and we are indeed very lucky to have such a wonderful role model for our children to emulate.”