Shaheen Afridi becomes fastest pacer to take 100 ODI wickets

By Sidhant Maheshwari
Published on | Oct 31, 2023

Hundred for Afridi!

Shaheen Afridi completed 100 ODI wickets with the scalp of Tanzid Hasan in his very first over vs Bangladesh.

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Fastest to 100 among pacers

Shaheen Afridi completed 100 ODI wickets in his 51st game, beating the record previously held by Mitchell Starc (52 matches).

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Afridi 3rd fastest in world history

The 23-year-old took 51 matches to reach the milestone, only Sandeep Lamichhane (42) and Rashid Khan (44) did it faster.

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From 50 to 100

Afridi, in fact, was the 8th fastest ever to reach 50 ODI wickets. Now, he's the 3rd fastest to 100.

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Afridi leapfrogs Bumrah

With 16 scalps, he's now overtaken Jasprit Bumrah to become the joint-leading wicket-taker this World Cup along with Adam Zampa

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Back in form!

Afridi, who looked off-colour in the first two WC games vs Sri Lanka and India, has taken 12 wickets in his last 4 matches.

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