A proud Muslim of Pakistani descent featuring a luxuriant
black beard has become a cult figure after performing heroics
with the ball during England's spirited fightback in the
current series against India.
South Africa did not expect to learn much from their one-off
test against lowly Zimbabwe but their nine-wicket victory
taught them two things - Hashim Amla is a natural-born leader
and Dane Piedt has huge potential at international level.
England's Moeen Ali and James Anderson made light of the
injured Stuart Broad's absence with a devastating bowling
display as the hosts skittled India out for 161 to win the
fourth test on Saturday for a 2-1 series lead.