Thursday Apr 15, 2021
Former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi recalled 16 years ago how he had smashed a century off just 45 balls.
The former Pakistan captain recalled how he regretted to this day, blocking the delivery he faced after scoring a century that ultimately led to his dismissal.
"Fondly remember this day, one of my most favourite innings. Still regret trying to block that ball after reaching 100," tweeted Afridi.
Right after scoring the century, Afridi attempted to stop a Harbhajan Singh delivery but it ended up finding its way to his stumps. He was bowled.
Afridi had achieved the feat against India in just 45 balls at the Green Park Stadium at Kanpur.
In his innings he had hit nine sixes and 10 fours and was also awarded the Man of the Match award for his swashbuckling knock.
Interestingly, the record for the fastest ODI century by a Pakistani batsman is also held by Afridi. He had scored the same amount of runs in just 37 balls against Sri Lanka in Nairobi.