Hashim Amla had  refused to have the logo of Castle, a beer company on the South Africa shirt earlier © Getty Images
Hashim Amla had refused to have the logo of Castle, a beer company on the South Africa shirt earlier © Getty Images

South Africa batsman Hashim Amla has denied asking any reporter to dress as per his liking. He went on to social media and tweeted, ‘Hey cumon peeps, 95%of stuff on d Internet r fake..but u knew dat right? Certainly I have never asked any reporter to dress for my liking.’ Amla had apparently refused to give interview to a female anchor during the the recent South Africa’s tour of India. Amla alleged that the woman was not appropriately dressed, and  if she wanted to interview him, she had to be properly dressed. The anchor then quickly changed changed and Amla then agreed to be interviewed. Amla was not comfortable that the TV host was wearing low neck top. READ: AB de Villiers will have more impact than Hashim Amla, says Chris Woakes

Amla was apologetic but he was firm with his conditions with the organisers. This is however not the first time Amla has quoted controversy. He refused to have the logo of Castle, a beer company on the South Africa shirt. South Africa returned home from India after conceding the Test series 0-3, under the leadership of Amla. But they managed to go home with One-Day International (ODI) and T20 International (T20I) series wins. Upon returning to South Africa, Amla resigned as the Test skipper after the second Test against England. READ: Hashim Amla refused to be interviewed by female Indian anchor as she was not dressed ‘appropriately:’ Reports

Former South African batsman Daryll Cullinan had expressed his disappointment over Amla’s remarks regarding the struggle that players of colour go through to cement their place in the national squad. Amla’s comments came after Temba Bavuma became the first black batsman to score a hundred for South Africa.

South Africa will meet England for 2nd One-Day International (ODI) at Port Elizabeth on Saturday, which becomes an important match for South Africa.