Hashim Amla is the first South African cricketer of Indian-descent and MashaAllah he is a practising, bearded Muslim. MashaAllah, over the last few years we have seen an increase in bearded cricketers e.g. Mohammed Yousuf, Mushtaq Ahmed, Saqlain Mushtaq, Hashim Amla among others. To me, this is also a form of "silent da'wah".
Read what he says here: