Pakistan’s former cricket captain Shahid Afridi has shared a 16-year-old memory when he hit a century off just 45 balls.
Shahid Afridi took to Twitter and also revealed what still makes him regret that day.
“Fondly remember this day, one of my most favourite innings. Still regret trying to block that ball after reaching 100,” Boom Boom Afridi wrote in his tweet.
Fondly remember this day, one of my most favourite innings. Still regret trying to block that ball after reaching 100 😐 https://t.co/ikvWXcD5BY
— Shahid Afridi (@SAfridiOfficial) April 15, 2021
The International Cricket Council (ICC) is remembering when Afridi recorded the second-fastest ODI century.
Furthermore, Afridi had attained the feat against India in just 45 balls at the Green Park Stadium.
He had also secured the same amount of runs in just 37 balls against Sri Lanka in Nairobi.
Earlier, On Afridi’s 44th birthday, the Universe Boss Chris Gayle had jumped in to wish him to which the batsman gave a witty reply to Gayle on Twitter.
“Happy birthday Boom Boom. #Legend wishes you many more,” he wrote.
To which Lala replied, “Chris thank u bro. Luckily u not here in Psl otherwise bowlers could have struggled bit more if you were here.”
Chris thank u bro. Luckily u not here in Psl otherwise bowlers could have struggled bit more if you were here 😂😂😂 https://t.co/gdFXpTWX23
— Shahid Afridi (@SAfridiOfficial) March 1, 2021
Pakistan’s all-rounder, Shahid Afridi is as enigmatic a player as there ever was. He came as a 16-year-old into the Pakistan ODI squad and was unfazed by all the speculation regarding his real age.
He is also referred to in the media as Boom Boom and was the former captain of the Pakistan national cricket team.
As a successful all-rounder, Afridi was respected for his consistent bowling that relied on a change of pace rather than spin, but he drew greater attention for his aggressive batting style.
He was the world record holder for the fastest ODI century in 37 deliveries and holds the distinction of having hit the most sixes in the history of ODI cricket.
Afridi considers himself a better bowler than batsman and has taken 395 wickets in ODI and 48 Test wickets. As of January 2020, the legend stood 2nd on the chart of most T20I wickets, with 98 wickets from 99 matches.