Shahid Afridi has lately been in talks before and after his successful Caribbean Tour. Shahid Afridi has always been in talks, sometimes for his boom boom performances and sometimes for his blunt remarks over the media.
It is hard to keep him out of the limelight and that is why he is adored and loved by millions in Pakistan and outside Pakistan. Shahid Afridi is a part of T20 and ODI Squad which will take on a low ranked Zimbabwe from 23rd August in the first T20. Zimbabwe have been going through difficult times after getting whitewashed by a young talented Indian side led by Virat Kohli and followed by financial crisis which forced the Zimbabwe Cricketers to withdrew from practicing ahead of the series.
We all know what Shahid Afridi has achieved in his 17 years of cricket with tons of international
records. Shahid Afridi will have one more opportunity in the upcoming T20 and ODI Series to grab some more records under his name and take a further lead in some of his other.
Records to looks for in T20:
-Shahid Afridi has 916 runs in T20 and 64 wickets to his name. 84 more runs will make Shahid Afridi the first ever cricketer to achieve a feat of scoring 1000 runs with 50 plus wickets.
-Shahid Afridi has 8 Man of The Match awards to his name in 61 T20s, joint highest with Shane Watson of Australia. One more MOM in T20 will take Shahid Afridi to 9.
-Shahid Afridi is the only player in T20 Cricket to have 2 Man of the Series awards, no other player have achieved this feat so far. -Shahid Afridi currently has played 61 International T20s; one more T20 will make him the joint highest along with Brendon McCullum with 62 T20s.
Records to look for in ODI:
-Shahid Afridi has 7266 runs to his name in ODI in 327 innings, 115 more runs will take Shahid Afridi to 7381 which equals Javed Miandad’s record and will make him the 4th highest runs scorer from Pakistan.
-Shahid Afridi has taken 5 wickets in an ODI 9 times, one more 5 haul will take Shahid Afridi to 10 and will become the second highest bowler after Waqar Younis with 13 and joint highest with Muttiah Muralitharan with 10.
Will Shahid Afridi be a success against a low ranked Zimbabwe? Will Shahid Afridi complete 1000 runs in 2 T20’s? Will Shahid Afridi be able to become the 4th highest runs scorer from Pakistan in ODI? Have your say!