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Legendary Pakistani Sundanese Shahid Afridi acknowledged that iconic fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar “has always been a threat to the batsmen”.
Akhtar represented Pakistan in 46 Tests, where he took 178 goals with an average of 25.69.
He also appeared in 163 ODI and claimed 247 goals with an average of 24.97.
Regarding his T20 International career, the 44-year-old took 19 wickets in 15 games with an average of 22.73.
Afridi’s praise for Akhtar came when he recalled Pakistan’s high score Test match against India in Lahore in 2006.
Afridi scored 103 brilliant, coming out of 80 balls and including seven limits and seven six.
Pakistan stated on 679/7, while India responded by making 410/1, which led to the match ending in a draw.
Besides Afridi, Younis Khan made 199, Mohammad Yousuf scored 173 and Kamran Akmal made 102.
As for India, Virender Sehwag destroyed 254, which included 47 boundaries and six, while Rahul Dravid, who was captain, hit 128 that were invincible.
Beautiful memories, this I believe after one of my favorite Test lodgings in Lahore against India in 2006, Shoaib has always been a threat to the batsmen, but this is a very flat wicket and bowlers are allowed to share jokes to overcome their pain 😂 https://t.co/9kTCuH4pYU
– Shahid Afridi (@SAfridiOfficial) May 29, 2020
“Memorable memories, this is I believe after one of my favorite Test innings in Lahore against India in 2006, Shoaib has always been a threat to the batsmen but this is a very flat wicket and bowlers are allowed to share jokes to overcome their pain,” Afridi said on Indonesia.
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