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Shaheen Shah Afridi: Fastest to 100 ODI Wickets for Pakistan

Shaheen Shah Afridi: Fastest to 100 ODI Wickets for Pakistan
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Pakistan pace bowler, Shaheen Shah Afridi has become the quickest fast bowler to reach 100 wickets in the history of One Day International (ODI).

He reached the milestone during the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 match against Bangladesh at Eden Gardens (Kolkata). 

During the first over of the match, Afridi trapped the Bangladesh opener Tanzid Hasan for a five-ball duck.

Although Hasan went for the DRS, he was unlucky as it ended with an umpire’s call. By confirming that wicket, Afridi completed 100 wickets in his ODI career.

It was the 51st ODI match for Afridi, where the Pakistan left-arm fast bowler completed 100 ODI wickets. 

Shaheen also became the fastest pacer to the feat, breaking the record of Mitchell Starc, who had set the record back in August 2016 in an ODI against Sri Lanka at the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo.

Sandeep Lamichhane and Rashid Khan are the top two bowlers in the list of fastest to 100 ODI wickets.

Shaheen also broke Saqlain Mushtaq's 26-year-old record of being the fastest Pakistani bowler to 100 wickets in ODIs. Back on May 12, 1997, Saqlain set the record in an ODI against Sri Lanka in Gwalior.

Shaheen is the 21st bowler from Pakistan to take 100 or more wickets in ODIs, with fellow left-arm pacer Wasim Akram topping the list with 502 wickets in 356 matches.

Shaheen made his ODI debut against Afghanistan in Abu Dhabi during the Asia Cup in 2018 and has since become one of the top new ball bowlers in all formats of the game.

Shaheen has 105 wickets in 27 Tests and 64 in 52 Twenty20 internationals.

Fastest fast bowler to 100 ODI wickets

Shaheen Afridi – 51 matches

Mitchell Starc – 52 matches

Shane Bond – 54 matches

Mustafizur Rahman – 54 matches

Brett Lee – 55 matches

Fastest Pakistan bowler to 100 ODI wickets

Shaheen Afridi – 51 matches

Saqlain Mushtaq – 53 matches

Waqar Younis – 59 matches

Shoaib Akhtar – 60 matches

Naved-ul-Hasan – 65 matches


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