Shaheen Afridi surpasses 3 other greats in ODIs

ODI World Cup 2023. The 31st match of the World Cup 2023 is being played between Pakistan and Bangladesh in Kolkata. Shaheen Afridi has achieved a special achievement by bowling well in this match. He became the fourth bowler in the world to take 100 wickets in the fewest number of balls in the ODI format. Afghanistan’s Rashid Khan is currently one of the best fast bowlers in world cricket. Rashid’s first 100 runs came in 2139 balls.

Sandeep Lamichhane is the second highest wicket taker for Nepal after Rashid Khan. Lamichhane took 2225 balls to take 100 wickets. After him, Mitchell Starc of Australia is in third place. Starc scored 100 runs in 2452 balls. Shaheen Afridi is now at fourth position. Mustafizur Rahman of Bangladesh is at third place in this list. Rahman faced 2686 balls to take his 100th wicket.

Bowlers who took the fastest 100 wickets in ODI format:

2139 balls – Rashid Khan – Afghanistan
2225 balls – Sandeep Lamichhane – Nepal
2452 balls – Mitchell Starc – Australia
2526 balls – Shaheen Afridi – Pakistan
2686 balls – Mustafizur Rahman – Bangladesh

Afridi also became the second fastest bowler to take 100 wickets in ODI cricket. Notably, he leaves behind Shane Bond, Saqlain Mushtaq and Mitchell Starc. Sandeep Lamichhane is a Nepali cricketer.

Bowlers who took 100 wickets in the fewest innings:

41 Innings – Sandeep Lamichhane – Nepal
50 innings – Shaheen Shah Afridi – Pakistan
52 Innings – Shane Bond – New Zealand
52 Innings – Saqlain Mushtaq – Pakistan
52 Innings – Mitchell Starc – Australia