Amla is a South African cricketer. In 2004, he became the first player of Indian descent on the South Africa national cricket team. As a devout Muslim, he has actively campaigned to remove all alcohol-promoting logos from merchandise and playing gear. He was named one of the Wisden Cricketers of the Year in 2013. As of 29th May 2017, he is ranked by the International Cricket Council (ICC) as the world’s number nine batsman in tests and the world’s number ten in ODIs. He recently hit two centuries in the 2017 IPL season playing for Kings XI Punjab. He became the fastest player to score 7,000 runs in ODIs–11 innings quicker than Virat Kohli. On 3rd June 2017, he became the fastest cricketer to 25 ODI centuries–again, 11 innings quicker than Kohli.
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