Afridi joins 8,000 ODI run club


NAPIER: Swashbuckling Pakistani allrounder Shahid Afridi joined the 8,000 one-day run club during his 21 not out against the United Arab Emirates in the World Cup on Wednesday.

The 35-year-old became the fourth Pakistani after Inzamam-ul Haq, Mohammad Yousuf and Saeed Anwar to make 8,000 one-day runs and the 27th of all time.

Afridi, who also took 2-35 in the 129-run win, needs five more wickets to complete 400 one-day wickets.

If he takes those five wickets, he will become the only allrounder to score more than 8,000 runs and take 400 wickets.

Batsmen who have scored 8,000 or more runs in one-day international cricket (player, country, runs).

S. Tendulkar         India           18,426

K. Sangakkara        Sri Lanka       13,961

R. Ponting           Australia       13,704

S. Jayasuriya        Sri Lanka       13,430

M. Jayawardene       Sri Lanka       12,625

Inzamam-ul Haq       Pakistan        11,739

J. Kallis            South Africa    11,579

S. Ganguly           India           11,363

R. Dravid            India           10,889

B. Lara              West Indies     10,405

Mohammad Yousuf      Pakistan         9720

T. Dilshan           Sri Lanka        9620

A. Gilchrist         Australia        9619

Mohammad Azharuddin  India            9378

A. de Silva          Sri Lanka        9284

C. Gayle             West Indies      9139

Saeed Anwar          Pakistan         8824

S. Chanderpaul       West Indies      8778

D. Haynes            West Indies      8648

M. Atapattu          Sri Lanka        8529

M. Waugh             Australia        8500

Y. Singh             India            8329

M. Dhoni             India            8298

V. Sehwag            India            8273

H. Gibbs             South Africa     8094

S. Fleming           New Zealand      8037

Shahid Afridi        Pakistan         8019