ICC Pays Tribute to the ‘Master of Googly’ Shahid Afridi

Veteran all-rounder, Shahid Afridi, is one of the most exciting players in cricket history. Although he rose to fame for his exceptional power-hitting skills, he developed into a genuine leg-spinner for Pakistan, leading the country to the semi-finals of the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup, where he finished as the joint leading wicket-taker.


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International Cricket Council (ICC) paid tribute to the 44-year old by uploading a compilation video of Afridi’s ‘googly’. The video was uploaded on ICC’s official Twitter account and included the caption ‘When it comes to the googly – how can you forget the master?’

The video garnered over 4,700 likes and over 700 retweets within the first hour after uploading.


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Afridi has been one of the most successful bowlers in Pakistan’s history, having picked up 395 ODI, 98 T20I, and 48 Test wickets, along with scoring over 10,000 runs across all formats. He is the leading wicket-taker for Pakistan in T20Is and the third-highest wicket-taker in ODIs.

The legendary all-rounder retired from international cricket in 2018, but he continues to play in franchise T20 leagues around the world. Afridi was expected to be a part of Multan Sultans squad for the remainder of PSL 6, but he has been ruled out of the tournament after suffering from a back injury.



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