New Delhi. Shaheen Afridi, the 22-year-old young fast bowler of the Pakistan cricket team, has made a big name for himself in international cricket in a very short time. Currently, he is on a tour of Sri Lanka with the Green Army. The two-match Test series between the two teams is going on here. The first match of the Test series is being played at the Galle International Stadium in Galle. Afridi had already made four breakthroughs in the first innings of the Test match, bowling havoc and stopping the opposition team from reaching the big target. In the first innings of the first Test match, he had a golden opportunity to achieve a special achievement, but he failed to achieve it. It is expected that he will achieve this special feat by taking wickets in the second innings.
Shaheen Afridi’s name will be recorded in the history of Pakistan:
If Shaheen Afridi manages to get a breakthrough in the second innings of the Galle Test, then he will be included in the special list of 100 wickets for the Pakistan team in Test cricket. At present he is one wicket away from this particular club. So far 18 players have taken 100 or more wickets in Test cricket for Pakistan.
Two wickets away from Abdul Razzaq’s special record:
If Afridi gets two successes in the second innings of the Galle Test, he will overtake his compatriot former all-rounder Abdul Razzaq in the list of most wickets in Test cricket. Razzaq played 46 matches for the Pakistan team in Test cricket between 1999 and 2006, taking 100 wickets in 76 innings at an average of 36.94. At the same time, Afridi has achieved 99 successes in 41 innings of 25 * matches at an average of 24.65 till the time of writing the news.
Most Test wickets for Pakistan were recorded in the name of Wasim Akram:
Wasim Akram holds the record for taking most wickets in Test cricket for Pakistan. Akram played 104 matches for the Green team between 1985 and 2002, taking 414 wickets in 181 innings at an average of 23.62. In Test cricket, he has the feat of taking 25 five times and 10 wickets five times. After Akram, the name of Waqar Younis comes in second place. Younis has taken 373 wickets for his team in Test cricket.
FIRST PUBLISHED : July 16, 2022, 19:51 IST