He has always refused to wear sponsors apparel if alcohol is involved, as the picture on the left depicts. (Note Jacques Kallis with the Castle brewery logo on his shirt.) Good for him, I’ve always admired a man of principles.
But this month is Ramadan!
Hashin Amla is according to Muslim tradition exempt from having to fast because he’s ‘traveling.’ Fair enough. But did you know that he spent his entire time collecting that mammoth 311 runs this past weekend, which took a whopping 790 minutes without publicly ingesting anything!
That’s right! While Graeme and Jacques were calling for water out on the field (or whatever other power drink they ingest these days) Hashim Amla declined.
I had the utmost admiration for his acceptance speech of the man of the match award, where he deflected attention away from himself and praised his batting colleagues but 13 hours on the field without calling for a drink that’s RESPECT in capitals.
Well done young man.
I can’t find a reasonable link to the story so scanned the article from my local daily.