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‘Father-in-law’ is amazing and ‘son-in-law’ is no less, Shaheen equals Afridi’s 3 records, one shameful one in this


New Delhi. Shahid Afridi and Shaheen Afridi are counted among the legendary cricketers of Pakistan. These two ‘Pathans’ have written many memorable victories of Pakistan team in cricket. With their sporting skills, both of them rule the hearts of fans all over the world. Although Shahid Afridi played all three formats of cricket for Pakistan as an all-rounder and Shaheen as a fast bowler, but they got more success in ODI and T20. Let us tell you, Shaheen Afridi has completed his 300 wickets in international cricket in the second T20I match against Ireland on Sunday itself.

‘Senior Afridi’, who is one of the most popular players of Pakistan team, has a special relationship with ‘Junior’ Afridi. Shahid’s daughter Ansha, popularly known as ‘Boom-Boom Afridi’ and ‘Lala’, is married to Shaheen Shah Afridi. In this way Shahid and Shaheen became father-in-law and son-in-law. Both these cricketers coming from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan have made many records. Some of these achievements are such that both of them have achieved. Let’s take a look at these special records..

Shahid Afridi’s daughter Ansha is married to fast bowler Shaheen Afridi. Shahid Afridi/Instagram

Test in which 8 centuries were scored in two innings, one score of 300+, all the players of one team bowled.

Shahid took 4 or more wickets consecutively in three ODIs in 2011

In the 53-year history of One Day International, till now only selected bowlers have been able to take four or more wickets in three consecutive matches. This special record is registered in the names of both Shahid Afridi and Shaheen Afridi. Shahid Afridi had taken four or more wickets in three consecutive ODIs in the year 2011. He took five for 16 runs in the ODI against Kenya in Hambantota, Sri Lanka on 23 February 2011, four for 34 runs in the ODI against Sri Lanka in Colombo on 26 February 2011 and 23 runs in the ODI against Canada in Colombo on March 3, 2011. Took five wickets. Thanks to his performance, Pakistan won all three matches.

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Shaheen Afridi did this feat after 8 years
This record of Shahid Afridi was equaled by Shaheen Afridi after 8 years. He took four wickets for 47 runs in the match against Afghanistan at Leeds on 29 June 2019, six wickets for 36 runs in the match at Lord’s on 5 July 2019 and five wickets for 49 runs in the match against Zimbabwe in Rawalpindi on 30 October 2020 and the team Had contributed significantly to the victory. Let us tell you, before Shahid and Shaheen Afridi, Pakistan’s fast bowler Waqar Younis has also taken four or more wickets in three consecutive matches in ODIs. Waqar has accomplished this feat on three different occasions.

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Both took five or more wickets twice in the World Cup
Both Shahid and Shaheen Shah have achieved the feat of taking 5 or more wickets in an innings twice in the World Cup (ODI). ‘Senior Afridi’ took five wickets for 16 runs in the match against Kenya in Hambantota on 23 February and five wickets for 23 runs in the match against Canada in Colombo on 3 March in the World Cup 2011. Similarly, Junior Afridi i.e. Shaheen Shah took 6 wickets for 35 runs in the Lord’s match (5 July 2019) against Bangladesh in the 2019 World Cup, while in the 2023 World Cup, he took 5 wickets for 54 runs in the match against Australia on 20 October in Bengaluru. Had taken.

Shaheen is only 24 years old, so he has a chance to leave behind his father-in-law Shahid Afridi’s record of taking four or more wickets in three consecutive matches and 5 or more wickets in the World Cup.

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Both were captains of Pakistan but have a shameful record
Both Shahid and Shaheen have captained the Pakistan team. Talking about Shahid, he has been the captain of Pakistan in one Test, 38 ODIs and 44 T20 matches while Shaheen has been the captain of Pakistan in five T20 matches. Under Shaheen’s captaincy, Pakistan team lost 4 out of five T20Is against New Zealand. After this, he was removed from the captaincy and the reins of Pakistan team were again handed over to Babar Azam. Shahid and Shaheen are among those captains of Pakistan under whose leadership Pakistan has lost three consecutive T20Is (or more) against New Zealand. Under the captaincy of Shahid Afridi, Pakistan had to face defeat in three consecutive matches against New Zealand in 2010 and 2016, whereas under the captaincy of Shaheen, this year the Pakistan team lost the five-match T20 series 1-4.

Chance to equal another record in T20 WC 2024
Shaheen has a chance to equal another record of Shahid Afridi in the T20 World Cup next month. ‘Senior Afridi’ has taken four wickets in an innings twice in T20 WC. He did this feat against Scotland (4/19) in the 2007 T20 World Cup and against Netherlands (4/11) in the 2009 T20 World Cup. Talking about Shaheen Afridi, he has taken four wickets (4/22) in the innings against Bangladesh in T20 World Cup 2022. If he does this again in the World Cup starting next month, he will equal another record of his ‘father-in-law’.

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