Shahid Afridi: Only batsman to play five World Cups without scoring a half-century!

Shahid Afridi is acknowledged as one of the most entertaining superstars of world cricket especially in the shorter formats. He is very well known for his prowess with the bat and nicknamed ‘Boom-Boom’ for his ballistic approach.

Although he once had the record for fastest century in One-Day Internationals (ODI) to his name, it’s surprising that he has featured in five ICC World Cups 1999, 2003, 2007, 20011 and 2015 without registering a single half-century in his 27 outings. His highest score in the World Cup is just 37, which came against Zimbabwe in 1999 edition.

Afridi’s lack of form affected his team massively as he’s well capable to change the course of the match in no time. He is unlikely to get another opportunity to make amends as his inclusion in the 2019 World Cup looks improbable. That’s a disappointing record for a man who has 11 international hundreds.