Amla got off the mark after facing 40 odd balls

Twitterati have a laugh as Amla sets new record for slow battingYellowmonkey/Blnguyen via Wikemedia Commons
news Social Media Sunday, December 06, 2015 - 17:03

Geoffrey Boycott must have been proud of Hashim Amla but Indian cricket fans are not. When the 32-year-old batsman walked on to the pitch on Sunday, little did the fans know what lay ahead.

Setting a new record of facing the most number of balls to score a single digit score, Hashim Amla managed to score six runs after facing 113 balls. The previous record was held by Aussie Carl Rackemann who scored nine runs off 102 balls.  

Amla got off the mark after facing 40 odd balls after coming on to bat in the second innings of the last of the four match series. South Africa after winning the limited over series has already lost the series 2-0  thanks to the Indian spinners who have destroyed the South African batting lineup.  

However, it is not the first time that Amla who had held the top spot in both ODI and Test batsmen ranking in 2013 is showcasing such defensive elan.  

In 2012, he survived on the crease for 790 minutes against England to score 311 not out and won the match for the Proteas.

Many fans took to Twitter seemingly out of boredom to give us their take on Amla's innings. Here are some of the best ones.

 

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