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Interesting facts about fastest 100 by Afridi

  • Afridi's official age when he hit the fastest century was 16 years (born in 1980); however, later he revealed in his autobiography that he was born in 1975, making his official age at that time 21 years
  • The former Pakistan skipper---who played 27 Tests, 398 ODIs and 99 T20Is---retired from international cricket in February 2017
  • Since the young Afridi didn’t have a proper bat during a match, Waqar Younis gave Sachin Tendulkar’s bat to Afridi and then the rest if history
  • Afridi hit 11 sixes and six boundaries while scoring a 37 ball century against Sri Lanka
  • In 2014 the record was broken by New Zealand’s Corey Anderson(36 balls), and in 2015 South Africa AB de Villiers (31 balls)
  • On October 4 1996, Pakistan’s Shahid Afridi scored an incredible 37 runs against 100 balls; the fastest century made in an ODI until 2014
  • Afridi’s glistening performance still remains the 3rd fastest hundred made during an ODI and the fastest by an Asian player
  • Shahid Afridi used Sachin Tendulkar's bat to hit the fastest ever ODI century (at that time)

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