South African batsman Hashim Amla in Saudi Arabia to perform Hajj
And who better to break the news on the internet, than former Pakistani spin wizard Saqlain Mushtaq. Saqlain tweeted a picture of the devout South African cricketer, standing where it appears to be at an airport, with two other fellows.
— Saqlain Mushtaq (@Saqlain_Mushtaq) September 14, 2015
Hashim Amla has been known for his closeness to Islam, since he had refused to wear cricket gear that sported logos of alcoholic brands. A quiet, humble person by nature, Amla is one of South Africa’s most dependable batsmen currently.
Recently, a crane collapsed in Makkah due to rainfall and stormy weather. The tragic incident caused 107 casualties and numerous injuries to the devout.