Shahid Afridi wants to regain fastest century record before World Cup concludes


With his ODI career coming to an end with the conclusion of the World Cup 2015, swashbuckling all-rounder Shahid Afridi wants to regain his fastest century record from South African skipper AB de Villiers, NDTV reported.

AB de Villiers recently blasted 149 off 44 balls, while breaking fastest century record, which came off only 31 balls. He also bettered fastest fifty record. Afridi had held the record of fastest century for 17 years, which was broken by New Zealander Corey Anderson in 2013, who achieved the feat in 36 balls.

“Such records could never be planned. It comes when a player has a special day and there is immense confidence to do something special,” Afridi was quoted as saying.

“I loved my record and I would love to achieve the feat again by bettering De Villiers new record,” Afridi said.
However, Afridi has left with very few matches to do that as he has already announced his plans to retire after World Cup.

Pakistan will play two ODIs against New Zealand on January 31 and February 3 before going into World Cup with the first match to be played on February 15 against India.

In 1996, Afridi played a whirlwind 102-run knock off 37 balls against Sri Lanka in Nairobi. It took 17 years for the record to come down after Anderson scored a century off 36 balls.