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Shahid Afridi Reaches A Unique Ton In Cricket, But Not For The Right Reason

Shahid Afridi Was Dismissed For 0 While Playing For Dhaka Platoon In The Bangladesh Premier League Clash Against Rajshahi Royals But That Was His 100th Duck In Competitive Cricket.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Siddharth Vishwanathan | Updated on: 13 Dec 2019, 11:24:14 AM
Shahid Afridi has been dismissed for a duck for the 100th time in competitive cricket during the ongoing Bangladesh Premier League tournament.

New Delhi:

Shahid Afridi may have retired from international cricket a couple of years ago. However, he is still remembered for his 36-ball century and for the huge amount of sixes which he hit in his international career. However, he still continues to ply his trade international Twenty20 Leagues and he featured in the Canada T20 League and the Bangladesh Premier League. However, in the ongoing edition of the Bangladesh Premier League, he achieved a unique century but not for the right reasons. Playing for Dhaka Platoons, Afridi was dismissed for a first ball duck by Ravi Bopara as he gave a catch to Liton Das. Dhaka Platoons managed just 134/9 and Rajshahi Royals raced to the target with 10 balls to spare as they won by nine wickets thanks to Hazratullah Zazai's 56 and contributions from Liton Das and Shoaib Malik.

Afridi's first-ball dismissal was his 100th duck in competitive cricket and it put him in a not-so-elite list. In all international cricket, Afridi is joint-10th in the list for most ducks combined. He has a total of 44 ducks and he is level with the likes of Zaheer Khan and Shane Warne. Muttiah Muralitharan of Sri Lanka holds the record for most ducks with 59 followed by West Indies' Courtney Walsh with 54. Sanath Jayasuriya surprisingly has 53 ducks while Glenn McGrath has 49 ducks. Mahela Jayawardene has 47 ducks while Daniel Vettori and Stuart Broad have 46 and 45 ducks respectively.

Afridi is second on the list in ODI ducks with 30 with Jayasuriya leading the list with 34. The Pakistan all-rounder has eight ducks in Twenty20 Internationals followed by six in Tests. The remaining 56 ducks that Afridi has accumulated is from various List A, First Class and Twenty20 matches that he has played in his carer spanning 24 years now.

Recently, Afridi batted away accusations of misogyny this week as critics lashed out at the cricket star's admission that he refuses to let his daughters play outdoor sports.The remarks were just the latest controversy stemming from Afridi's tell-all autobiography -- "Game Changer" -- released in Pakistan and India last week.

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"It's for social and religious reasons that I've made this decision regarding my daughters not competing in public sporting activities and their mother agrees with me," wrote Afridi."The feminists can say what they want; as a conservative Pakistani father, I've made my decision," he added. In the book, the cricketer also unleashed withering criticism against old teammates -- including erstwhile World Cup captain and current Prime Minister Imran Khan -- and admitted to being slightly older than previously reported, drawing accusations he was not the youngest player to set the record for scoring 100 runs in an international.

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First Published : 13 Dec 2019, 11:24:14 AM