Cape Town - Proteas batsman Hashim Amla has denied asking a female TV host to dress more appropriately before he granted her an interview.
It is believed that Amla, who is a strict believer and follower of Islam, said the woman was not appropriately dressed, and if she wanted to interview him, she had to be properly dressed.
The woman then quickly changed after which Amla agreed to be interviewed. Amla was reportedly not comfortable that the TV host was wearing a skirt and a low-neck top.
Amla, however, took to Twitter on Saturday morning to refute the claims, posting two tweets in quick succession.
hey cumon peeps, 95%of stuff on d Internet r fake..but u knew dat right? Certainly I have never asked any reporter to dress for my liking.— hashim amla (@amlahash) February 6, 2016
As a South African I have the greatest respect for people of all faiths and cultures. I will never impose my beliefs on anybody else. #peace— hashim amla (@amlahash) February 6, 2016