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Shoaib Akhtar’s ‘Shabi Ki Jhappi’ awaits ‘brother’ Shahid Afridi post maiden T20 ton

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Published Aug 24, 2017, 1:04 pm IST
Updated Aug 24, 2017, 1:04 pm IST
Shahid Afridi was at his best of form after his 101 from just 42 balls during a T20 Blast game for Hampshire against Derbyshire recently.
Former Pakistan teammate Shoaib Akhtar was excited by the way the 37-year-old played against Derbyshire, and took to Twitter to congratulate the explosive “Boom Boom” Afridi.(Photo: AFP)
 Former Pakistan teammate Shoaib Akhtar was excited by the way the 37-year-old played against Derbyshire, and took to Twitter to congratulate the explosive “Boom Boom” Afridi.(Photo: AFP)

Rwalpindi: Former Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi was at his best of form after his quickfire 101 from just 42 balls while playing a Natwest T20 Blast game for Hampshire against Derbyshire recently. This, in fact, was his first century in the shortest format of the game

Former Pakistan teammate Shoaib Akhtar was excited by the way the 37-year-old played against Derbyshire, and took to Twitter to congratulate the explosive “Boom Boom” Afridi.

 

In his Twitter account, Akhtar wrote “"Congrats @SAfridiOfficial on maiden #T20 century. Well played my brother. You deserve #ShabiKiJhappi :-) #NatwestT20Blast #BoomBoomAfridi".

Afridi, who announced retirement from international cricket earlier this year, hit seven sixes and 10 fours to take Hampshire to a humoungus total of 249 for eight in 20 overs. In reply, none of the Derbyshire batsmen could stay for long as the entire team collapsed for 149 with just one ball to spare in the match.

 

Afridi had a successful international career having played 398 ODIs, 98 T20Is and 27 Tests since making his international debut in 1996. He has scored a total of 12 centuries over both the ODI and Test formats, while he has scored  59 fifties over the three formats.

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