According to the reports, South African top-order and star batsman Hashim Amla refused to give an interview to a female Indian TV anchor who was short-dressed on the recently concluded Indian tour.
According to the reported news, Amla had alleged that the woman was not inappropriate dressed. If she had to interview him, she should be dressed properly. The TV host was wearing low neck top which Amla was not comfortable with. Amla was apologetic but he was rock-solid on his conditions with the organisers. The incident had occurred after the 5th and final ODI of the series against India.
On that tour, South Africa had won that ODI series along with the T20I series. Yet after that, they had lost the 4-match Test series by 3-0.
This is not the first time that Amla is in the controversy. Earlier, he had refused to wear the logo of Castle on the South African shirt which was a beer company. Amla is known to be a strict believer and follower of Islam. According to ABPlive, Amla was also willing to pay a fine of 500 Dollars for refusing to wear the logo on his shirt.
Recently, Amla stated that coloured players are always doubted despite having the statistics to back their performances up. He received huge criticism from former players for this statement.
In 2006, the former Australia Test batsman Dean Jones who had turned TV commentator and was working with Ten Sports had called Amla a ‘terrorist’ on live television during the 4th day between Sri Lanka and South Africa at Colombo. After that incidents, Dean Jones had been sacked from that channel.