17-year old Afghan cricketer breaks Bradman’s record

A young star from Afghanistan Baheer Shah has broken the record of legendary batsman Sir Don Bradman. Bradman had the record of highest average in First-Class cricket. He finished his career with an average of 99.94


But there is now a player who has a better average than Bradman and he is none other than Baheer Shah. He has now an average of 121.77.

Baheer, who is currently in New Zealand for the ICC U-19 World Cup, has grabbed the limelight with his exceptional batting skills and his quick rise in First-Class cricket. Beginning from day one of his professional career, Baheer has been piling on runs.

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In his first innings, the 18-year-old played an unbeaten innings of 256 runs which was second highest debut score of all time. He was into his fifth innings when he scored a triple-century which made him the second youngest player to do so.

Baheer said after the amazing innings: “That was an unforgettable moment for me. I stayed at the wicket for two days, staying very comfortable. I worked on my fitness before the tournament, and the coaches taught me how to bat well. For everyone whenever they get the best score in their life it’s a very enjoyable, exciting moment.”