Hashim Amla becomes a father

2012-01-18 17:48
Hashim Amla (File)
Cape Town - Proteas opening batsman Hashim Amla has become the father of a boy after his wife gave birth to their first son in Durban on Wednesday afternoon.

Amla was released from the ODI squad to be with his wife during this special time.

And the Proteas have promptly congratulated Amla on the new addition to his family.

“It’s a special time for Hashim and his family, we miss him in the squad but family comes first. We’d like to wish him all of the best with his bundle of joy and hopefully the young one can hold a bat like him one day, South Africa could do with another Hashim Amla in the future," Proteas ODI captain, AB de Villiers said.

“Having a child changes everything about you, it is an incredibly life-changing moment and I would like to wish Hashim all of the best during this time. It’s a privilege to be a parent and I hope he enjoys every moment,” said coach, Gary Kirsten, who also recently became a father to his third child, a daughter named Joanna.

Proteas team manager, Mohammed Moosajee said: “The Proteas’ family continues to grow and maybe this is the next generation of South African cricketers. We’d like send our heartiest congratulations and blessings to Hashim and his wife.”

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