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Is Shahid Afridi the best cricketer?
He is widely considered one of the most popular cricketers of all time. An all-rounder, Afridi bowled leg spin and was recognized for his aggressive batting. Afridi was also a world record holder, holding the record for the fastest ODI century, in 37 deliveries.
Who is the best cricket player in Pakistan?
The all-time Pakistan ODI XI, according to the ICC rankings
- Saeed Anwar. All-time Batting Ranking: 52nd (808 points)
- Zaheer Abbas. All-time Batting Ranking: 2nd (931 points)
- Babar Azam. All-time Batting Ranking: 21st (865 points)
- Javed Miandad.
- Saleem Malik.
- Umar Akmal (wk)
- Imran Khan.
- Wasim Akram.
Why Pakistan is banned from IPL?
Pakistani cricketers refused to play in the league when it was based in India as a result of a call from their government as the relationship between the neighbours soured. Although the IPL will now take place in South Africa, the organisers have not invited the Pakistani cricketers to reconsider their stance.
When did Shahid Afridi play cricket for Ireland?
Before Pakistan toured England in July to September, Afridi played for Ireland as an overseas player in the C&G Trophy. In six matches, he scored 128 runs and took seven wickets. England won the four-match Test series 3–0; Afridi played two matches, scoring 49 runs and took three wickets.
Are there any allrounders like Shahid Afridi?
Of Shahid Afridi it can safely be said that cricket never has and never will see another like him. To say he is an allrounder is to say Albert Einstein was a scientist; it tells a criminally bare story. For a start, the slant of his all-round skills only became clear ten years into his career; he is a leg-spinning allrounder.
How many wickets has Shahid Afridi taken in T20I?
Currently Afridi is leading the chart of most T20I wickets with 98 wickets from 99 matches. He also holds a record for taking the second most wickets (98) and most player-of-the match awards in Twenty20 International cricket. On 19 February 2017, Afridi announced his retirement from international cricket.
When did Shahid Afridi reach 100 off 45 deliveries?
In April Afridi struck what at the time was the equal second-fastest century in ODIs; he reached 100 off 45 deliveries against India, sharing the record with West Indian Brian Lara. Afridi was more consistent with his batting and bowling throughout 2005, starting with the tours of India and West Indies and through to the England tour.