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South Africa coach Ottis Gibson backs Hashim Amla

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File pic Coach Ottis Gibson with Hashim Amla. Pic CSA Twitter

Putting all the concerns about Hashim Amla to rest, South Africa cricket team coach Ottis Gibson has given his full backing to SA’s top cricketer.

Hashim Amla has been struggling with his form recently and there were concerns about his place in South Africa ICC World Cup 2019 sqaud. However selectors kept trust on the experienced top order batsman by including him in the team.

However, Gibson rubbished any notion of concerns surrounding the form of Hashim Amla, who recently opted out of the CSA T20 challenge mid-way through the tournament. Amla has scored just two hundreds and four fifties since October 2017, but has an average of 56.73 in England.

“Hash just wanted to get away from the T20 bubble of trying to hit every ball. Obviously he wasn’t scoring big runs, so he felt like that was hampering his own preparation and his mindset of playing in England. We felt it was important to give him the space to do that. There was no real dramas of removing him from that T20 atmosphere,” Gibson said.