South Africa’s Hashim Amla

I couldn’t beleive this when I heard it. Hashim Amla, young 21 year old Saffer and a devout muslim, won’t and doesn’t wear the SA shirt sponsored by Castle Lager because it’s against his religious beliefs. (the tee-total bit I suppose). I don’t think I’ve ever heard of anything like this before, certainly not in cricket. Presumabely if Castle are the team’s main sponsors, they’ll pay for lots of perks and give the players odds and sods (like Vodafone do for England, and 3 do for Australia). I presume any perks offered to Amla will be politely refused, even if it’s non-beer-related….

Weird world we live in

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