Pakistani sensational pacer Shaheen Shah Afridi makes historic World Record
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s young pace sensation Shaheen Shah Afridi on Saturday became the youngest ever player to take four wickets in a World Cup match.
Shaheen Afridi got wickets of Gulbadin Naib, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Najibullah Zardan and Rashid Khan to finish with bowling figures of 4/47 in World Cup match against Afghanistan at Headingley on Saturday, a private news channel reported.
By doing so at the age of 19 years and 84 days, Shaheen not only became the youngest to claim four wickets in a World Cup match but also the first ever teenager to do so.
He surpassed Scotland’s John Blain who got four wickets in 1999 World Cup game against Bangladesh, around a year before Shaheen was born. Blain was 20 years and 140 days old then.