Afridi takes 250th ODI Wicket

Posted on April 24, 2009
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Shahid Afridi took his 250th wicket in One Day Internationals (ODIs) today. He is now World’s 17th and Pakistan’s 4th bowler to achieve this milestone.

The top 10 list of Pakistani wicket takers in ODIs is below. The ranking in parenthesis is their World Ranking in terms of highest career wickets.

  1. Wasim Akram (World #2) 502 wickets at 23.52 runs/wicket
  2. Waqar Younis (World #4) 416 wickets at 23.84 runs/wicket
  3. Saqlain Mushtaq (World #12) 288 wickets at 21.78 runs/wicket
  4. Shahid Afridi (World #17) 251 wickets at 34.68 runs/wicket
  5. Abdul Razzak (World #19) 246 wickets at 31.13 runs/wicket
  6. Shoaib Akhtar (World #26) 220 wickets at 23.80 runs/wicket
  7. Imran Khan (World #35) 182 wickets at 26.61 runs/wicket
  8. Aaqib Javed (World #36) 182 wickets at 31.43 runs/wicket
  9. Mushtaq Ahmed (World #40) 161 wickets at 33.29 runs/wicket
  10. Abdul Qadir (World # 59) 132 wickets at 26.16 runs/wicket

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7 responses to “Afridi takes 250th ODI Wicket”

  1. lida says:

    Hell with cricket Pak lost again to australia today.
    What a joke of a team.

    lets get back to reality and focus on Taliban :)

  2. Saeed says:


    However, I must say that Afridi was much more talented and was capable of greater feats. Who can foget his 37 ball century?

    Though he has managed a long innings and has served Pakistani cricket for years, he was considered an exceptional cricketer in his prime and he failed to do justice with his potential.” Indian Muslim

    100 % agreed to “Indian Muslim” who commented earlier as above.

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