Shahid Afridi v Sri Lanka, 100 off 37 balls - 10 Great Innings

Name: Shahid Afridi
Age: 16
Occupation: Cricketer
International innings: None
Interests: Hitting the fastest ever international hundred

That was the warning that we got. Not so much as a 'good morning'.

It wasn't his debut. He'd played once, but he wasn't called upon to bat. In his first international innings, Shahid Afridi hit the fastest ever international hundred. It was against Sri Lanka. He hit 11 sixes.

We think it was the former Lancashire opening bowler, Peter Martin, who best descibed Shahid Afridi's batting, in the wake of the most anticlimactic run-chase in living memory. Lancashire had managed a respectable 190-9 on a difficult pitch in the C&G Trophy semi-final. Their opponents were a Shahid Afridi-enriched Leicestershire.

Afridi opened the batting and hit 95 off 58 balls. Then he was out. We'd anticipated a tense climax, instead we were left watching Vince Wells and Ben Smith attempting to score 30 runs in as many overs. Anyway: Peter Martin.

Peter Martin said that he bowled one ball to Afridi that he was especially proud of during that match. It swung a little, pitched on off-stump and then seamed away alarmingly. It would have been impossible for most cricketers to lay bat on it. Shahid Afridi pivoted, adjusted for the seam movement and deposited the ball over midwicket for six.

10 Great Innings

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Tuesday, May 01, 2012


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7 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

my name is Imran Haider
Shahid Afridi is the gretest player in the world.but our pakistani cricket management is not able to use him right way.

7:31 am  
Anonymous Shahid Afridi said...

I agree with you Imran. He is a great player who has been mismanaged. He is the biggest hitter in the world and a future captain. he will be the best all rounder in the world within 12 months.

7:04 am  
Blogger Sameer Arshad said...

well, he is one of the most destructive player in modern cricket, he would have achieved so much had he played with bit of sense, than again he would not have been the same player if element of sense was there in his batting....anyway here is he htting 32 in 1 over against Sri Lanka

6:45 am  
Blogger Safi said...

Shahid Afridi is the best all rounder player in the cricket history his hitting and the bowling form has been consistent he should open the innings for pakistan

1:44 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I AGREE WITH ALL OF YOU GUYS.HE IS BETTER THAN TENDULKAR OR ALL PLAYERS OF INDIA OR OTHER.GOODLUCK AFRIDI.

8:00 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i am jahanzab.afridi is world best all rounder.if he play ipl he can hit many sixes.but indian affraid wit him

8:02 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

dont compare this cricketer with SACHIN...afridi knws oly to swing his bat wit lack of tactics,,dnt cal him as a allrounder..just c KALLIS profile to c as allrounder wat a role he plays for his team..

3:18 am  

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