Hashim Amla became the 18th South African to play 100 ODIs © Getty Images
Hashim Amla became the 18th South African to play 100 ODIs © Getty Images

Nov 18, 2014

Hashim Amla, the South African batsman became the 18th cricketer from the rainbow nation to play 100th One-day Internationals (ODIs). In his milestone game at Perth on Sunday, his team beat the Aussies by three wickets and leveled the five match series 1-1. According to Amla the crucial win in his memorable game was a perfect gift for him, as reported by sport24.

Talking about that special moment, the stylish right-hander and South African Test captain said, “When we bowled them [Australia] out for 150-odd we thought it was a good score to restrict them to and felt we were favourites to win. To scrap out to get that kind of victory, which was closer than we thought, was a lovely feeling, especially in my 100th game.”

When Amla started his career, he was mainly considered a Test batsman. But he eventually cemented his place in the ODI and T20 teams and currently regarded as one of the best batsman of the world. He has scored 4808 runs after 100 ODIs, which is also a record (Most runs after 100 games).