A video of the press conference featuring South Africa batsman Hashim Amla after his side drew the first Test of the tour of Australia at the Gabba.

 

When asked whether the Australians’ sledging was over the top, Amla took the diplomatic stand and said that it was the umpires who had to decide that. He also said that he found the leaked “dossier”, which was making news prior to the start of the Test, humorous and enjoyed the moment.

 

Amla also said that he enjoyed the two overs that he got to bowl during Australia’s first innings and joked that he was disappointed when captain Graeme Smith took him off.

 

The 29-year-old was humble in acknowledging fellow-batsman Michael Clarke’s “fantastic knock” that put South Africa under pressure.

 

While he maintained that South Africa have the best pace attack in the world right now, Amla also praised Australia’s quicks and said they’re right up there as well.

 

 Amla played a key role in putting his side ahead during the initial stages of the Test, scoring 104 in the first innings. He also played a hand in ensuring a draw for his team in the second innings in testing conditions with a fighting 38.