Records of Shahid Afridi in Cricket History 2013
Shahid Afridi is known for his aggressive batting style and also the most followed cricketer in Pakistan. Afridi doesn’t took to many time to announce him-self to the world as he made the record of scoring the fastest ever ODI century (102 off 37 balls) in his very first innings of ODI against Sri Lanka on 4th October 1996, that is yet to be surpassed. The list of records held by Afridi are as under:
Fastest ODI century: In his very first innings of 2nd ODI, Afridi destroyed Sri Lankan bowling line-up by scoring fastest ever ODI century off just 37 balls.
Afridi also holds the record of scoring 4th and 7th fastest ODI century that he made against India and Bangladesh respectively.
Youngest Player: Shahid Afridi is also the youngest player ever to score a century. He scored his first century at age of 16 years and 217 days.
Fastest ODI fifty: Shahid has hit the second fastest ODI fifty off just 18 balls twice in his career so far.
Most Sixes: Shahid Afridi holds the record of hitting most ODI sixes (308) in 354 matches.
Highest Strike-Rate: Shahid Afridi has the highest Strike-Rate in One Day International’s, So far he has scre 7201 runs at Strike rate of 114.53. Minimum Qualification: 1000 runs.
Most Man Of The Matches: Shahid Afridi has won Man Of The Matches awards 29 times in his career so far, which is most by any Pakistan player.
Most runs in one over: Shahid Afridi is 2nd in the list of those players who have hit most runs off one over in ODIs, Afridi smashed CM Bandara of Sri Lanka for 32 runs in one over. Herschelle Gibbs holds the record of hitting most runs in one over, he hit 6 sixes.
Most wickets: Shahid Afridi is at No.8 in the list of bowlers who have taken more than 300 ODI wickets. Afridi is the 3rd highest wicket taker from Pakistan behind wasim Akram and Waqar Younis.
Most wickets in T20Is: Shahid Afridi is at No.3 in the list of leading wicket taker in T20Is behind Saeed Ajmal and Umar Gul.
Most 5-wickets haul’s in ODIs: Shahid Afridi is at No.4 in the list of those players who have taken most 5-wicket haul’s in ODIs. Afridi has taken 5 or more wickets 7 times.
Most wickets in T20 cricket: Shahid Afridi is the only spinner in the history of T20 cricket to take more than 150 wickets.
This article is written by Waqar Asghar