It seems South Africa's star cricketer Hashim Amla has been on a 'making headlines' spree. After losing a series in India, then against England at home, scoring a double ton and stepping down from Test captaincy, there are reports that Amla had denied an interview to an Indian TV anchor who according to him was not appropriately dressed.
Amla has his origins in Gujarat and is a devout Muslim. Reportedly, he was not pleased to see the woman in short dress and low-neck top, and told the organisers to ask the anchor to return in different attire. The organisers agreed. Amla, who sports a long beard has earlier refused to endorse a 'Castle' beer ad on his team jersey and did not mind paying the fine.
Back in 2006, Dean Jones had to pay a hefty price after he jokingly called Amla, 'a terrorist' on live television. Jones was sacked by the channel. Recently, Amla was criticised for making a statement that coloured players in South Africa are always doubted despite their statistics.