Hashim Amla, South Africa’s famed cricketer, has once again joined the record books. He has scored a hundred in the first ODI against Pakistan in Port Elizabeth recently. This is his 27th century in ODI cricket. With this, the staff has become the fifth player in the world to score 27 centuries in 50-over cricket. He made his 27th ODI hundred in just 167th innings. In this way, he has achieved his record of fastest 27 ODIs.
Earlier this record was named Virat Kohli, who made the record in 169 innings. Amla is one of the world’s finest batsmen, but there is less discussion of his talent and name in front of a person like AB De Villiers. Amla was not in his best form for the last few years but as soon as he came to the World Cup, he has given signs of return to form, which is good for the South African team.
Amla was not able to do anything against India in the beginning of this year, in such a situation, she was desperate to redeem her chance. He made his last ODI century against Bangladesh in 2017. In 2018, he did not get a single century.
Recently, in the match against Pakistan, he scored 108 runs in 120 balls. He completed his century with a six, whose satisfaction was clear on his face. With his help from this century, his team scored 266-2 in 50 overs. One thing that is shocking is that between the previous two centuries, Kohli scored 9 and Rohit has scored 8 centuries.
Talk about 27 ODI centuries, so this is only 5 players have done so far. Sanath Jayasuriya of Sri Lanka touched the mark in 404 innings. Australia’s Ricky Ponting, in 308 innings, and legendary Sachin Tendulkar, had 254 innings to complete the feat. All these Gentlemen’s records were broken by Virat Kohli in January 2017. Kohli’s name is currently 39 ODI centuries.