Shahdi Afridi right from the start of his carrier became a super star. He is super star for Pakistan with no parallel in past, present and well looking at his records it is very hard to say that player like him will come in future. The boom boom Afridi is a gift for cricket, an all-rounder with so many records can’t be seen in the whole world.
Let’s have a look what this wonderful cricketer has delivered in his carrier so far.
1. Fastest Century:
Afridi’s most precious record is the fastest century which he scored in his second match and first inning’s on just 37 balls.
Statistics of that innings are :
|Shahid Afridi||102||37||11||4||Sri Lanka||Nairobi||Oct 1996|
Besides scoring the fastest century, he also became the youngest player ever to score a century. when he scored century he was only 16 years and 217 days old.
3. 4th and 7th fastest centuries:
Besides the fastest century he also smashed 4th and 7th fastest centuries on 45 and 57 balls.
stats of those innings are:
|Shahid Afridi (Pakistan)||102||45||10||9||India||Kanpur||April 2005|
|Shahid Afridi (Pakistan)||124||53||17||4||Ban||Dambulla||June 2010|
4. 2nd Fastest Fifty Twice:
Shahid Afridi has also hit fastest fifty twice on only 18 deliveries.
5th fastest fifty to his name as well (off 19 deliveries).
|Shahid Afridi (Pakistan)||55*||18||4||6||Holland||Colombo||Sept 2002|
Besides these two superb 50’s Afridi also hit smashing fifties of 20, 21 and 22 balls.
Shahid Afridi due to his extraordinary hitting has the strike rate of 113.87 which is highest strike rate in one day internationals.
His strike rate in T-20 is sky high as well of 141.93
6. Highest number sixes in ODI career:
Shahid Afridi has smashed 298 sixes in 342 matches so far this is highest number of sixes hit by any batsman in the world in ODI another precious record of BOOM BOOM Afridi. Afridi is 28 sixes ahead from Sanath Jayasuriya who is second in the list with 270 sixes in 444 ODI games.
7. 32 runs in one 0ver :
Shahid Afridi holds is at second position in scoring most run off one over in ODI’s, he our classed Sri Lanka’s CM Bandara for 32 runs in over.
8. Most matches in career:
Shahid Afridi is also included in a list which belongs to players who played highest number of one day internationals he is at 10th number in this list.
Shahid Afridi has won the man of the match award 29 times in his career a superb match winner.This shows Afridi’s capability of match winning player.
10. Most wickets in career:
Shahid Afridi is also included in those eleven players whom have taken above 300 wickets in ODI’s. Afridi is at number 8 with 344 wickets. Shahid Afridi is 3rd highest wicket taker for Pakistan with just two bowling legends ahead of him Wasim Akram and Waqar Younis.
11. Highest number of wickets in T20 career:
Shahid Afridi is leading wickets taker in T20 International’s. he has got 56 wickets to his name so far.
12. Most 5-Wickets in ODI Career:
Shahid Afridi is also in the list of those bowlers who claimed 5 or more wickets in an One day International.Afridi took 5 or more wickets in a ODI eight times and he is on 3rd place in the list in this regard.
That is why at the start i said that crickter like Afridi can’t be found again, a player with so many records in both in batting and bowling and this is why Afridi is the heart beat of every Pakistani and cricket lover.