Former Pakistan skipper Shahid Afridi who is considered as the most entertaining batsman of cricket areana scored his maiden hundred in T20s as he smashed a breathtaking 42-ball century in the NatWest t20 Blast match while playing for Hampshire against Derbyshire. It was an astonishing piece of bottom-handed bashing by the BOOM BOOM.
Afridi, almost indisputably the best hitter Pakistan have produced, promoted to open, hit the fastest century made in the NatWest Blast. Afridi along with wicket-keeper batsman Calvin Dickinson scored 43 for the first wicket before Dickinson was out for 18 by Ben Cotton. The fall of wicket didn’t really effect Afridi’s scoring rate as he continued to hammer Derbyshire bowlers all around the park.
The 37-yeard Afridi reached the 50-run mark in just 20 balls. However, he reached the landmark of 100 runs in style while cutting Tahir past third man for a boundary.
The mercurial right-handed batsman’s innings was put to an end by New Zealand fast bowler Matt Henry after he pulled a short delivery only to give a catch to Ben Cotton at deep fine leg area.
Watch the video of Afridi’s tornado innings here: