Amla denies telling reporter to cover up

India

South Africa batsman Hashim Amla has denied reports that he refused to be interviewed by a female journalist in India, saying he would never impose his religious views on others.

Reports during the week said that Amla, a Muslim, had told a female reporter to wear more conservative clothing before he would speak to her last year, but the soft-spoken player took to Twitter to deny the report.

Considering Amla is rarely on Twitter, for him to deny an unsubstantiated story was news in itself. He wrote that he had 'never asked any reporter to dress for my liking' and said that people should not believe most of what they read on the internet.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">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.</p>&mdash; hashim amla (@amlahash) <a href="https://twitter.com/amlahash/status/695845163768348673">February 6, 2016</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">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. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/peace?src=hash">#peace</a></p>&mdash; hashim amla (@amlahash) <a href="https://twitter.com/amlahash/status/695845311743467521">February 6, 2016</a></blockquote>
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