Afridi 5000: Pakistan Cricket back in Groove

Posted on May 22, 2007
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After winning the series against Sri Lanka 2-1, Pakistan cricket team seems to be getting its groove back.

And so is Shahid Afridi who was once again the star for Pakistan. While he was more brilliant with the ball, he did also reach a new batting milestone.

During the first match of current Pakistan versus Sri Lanka One Day International series in Abu Dhabi, UAE, Shahid Afridi completed his 5000 career runs. This was Shahid Afridi ‘s 239th match and 227th innings.

He thus became the 8th cricketer of Pakistan to complete 5000 or more runs in ODIs.

Here is the list of 10 most prolific career run getters for Pakistan in ODIs.

1. Inzamam-ul-Haq 11739 runs at 39.52 runs/inning
2. Saeed Anwar 8823 at 39.21
3. M Yousuf 7957 at 41.22
4. Javed Miandad 7381 at 41.7
5. Saleem Malik 7170 at 32.88
6. Ijaz Ahmed 6564 at 32.33
7. Rameez Raja 5841 at 32.09
8. Shahid Afridi 5072 at 23.37
9. Aamer Sohail 4780 at 31.86
10. Abdul Razzak 4465 at 29.96

Shahid Afridi now also holds the world Record strike rate in ODIs. Following is the list of only players in the world with greater than 100% strike rate. Qualification is atleast 20 innings. Amazingly Afridi has maintained this strike rate after 228 innings. His closest rival has played only 25 innings.

1. Shahid Afridi 228 innings, 5072 runs at a strike rate of 109.38 %

2. JM Davison (Canada) 25 innings, 693 runs at a strike rate of 108.45%
3. AM Blignaut (Zimbabwe) 40, 625, 106.65%
4. BL Cairns (NewZealand) 65, 987, 104.88%
5. DR Smith (WestIndies) 52, 766, 101.32%
6. AR Adams (New Zealand) 34, 419, 100.47%

Previous ATP posts on Shahid Afridi:

1. Afridi ke chakkay
2. Afridi takes 200th ODI wicket

17 responses to “Afridi 5000: Pakistan Cricket back in Groove”

  1. Owais Mughal says:

    In the first ODI of Pak-Aus series, Shahid Afridi crossed Ramiz Raja in terms of career runs. As of today Afridi’s tally in ODIs stands at 5927. Don’t ask about the average though :) It is still in 20s at 23.24

  2. MOHAMMAD GHOUS IRFAN QURESHI says:

    SHAHID KHAN AFRIDI IS OUR GREAT HERO. NO DOUBT HE IS A GREAT PLAYER. HE IS THE HERO OF T20 WORLD CUP 2009. WE ARE PROUD OF HIM. GOOD LUCK SHAHID AFRIDI, GOD BLESS U. AAMEEN.

  3. ali says:

    Afridi is the best choice for captaincy. And we all viewer miss abdul razzaq. Plz give a chance of Abdul Razzaq. because he is a great allrounder.

  4. Asif Khan says:

    i think afridi is good caiptan but the chairman has no saport afridi

  5. Owais Mughal says:

    While Afridi still lingers around 5200 career runs, Shoaib Malik completed his 4000 runs in first ODI against Zimbabwe on 1/21.08. He thus becomes Pakistan

  6. PAKISTANI TEAM IS the WORLD’s best cricket team. THEY HAVE A GREAT BATTING LINE UP. IT IS NOT GOOD TO DROP experienced players LIKE YOUSAF and RAZZAQ. IN THE future THEY SHOULD NOT make silly mistakes LIKE THAT. I HOPE PAKISTAN WILL PLAY BETTER IN THE TWENTY 20 WORLD CUP THANK YOU

  7. WE SHOULD IMPROVE OUR BATTING AND BOWLING AND SHOULD GIVE A CHANCE TO YONGSTERS. MY FAVOURITE PLAYER IS SHAHID KHAN AFRIDI BECAUSE HE IS A MASTER OF INNINGS AND CAN PLAY better in the future. I HOPE PAKISTAN CAN PLAY BETTER IN THE FETURE. SHAHID BAHI YOU NEED TO IMPROVE YOUR bowling AND I WHISH YOU GOOD LUCK IN THE future THANK YOU AND KHUDA HAFEZ

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