Shahid Afridi - Will he ever grow up?

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#51
Almost impossible to forget this;

http://www.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/match/66057.html

Say whatever you like... maybe he was a older than 16, but he was almost certainly still very young and he was only playing in his second one-day international. And I'm sure the ground was small... but many of his shots would have cleared the largest boundaries in the world. And it was against a relatively full-strength Sri Lankan team -- the same one that had won the World Cup earlier that year.

People say that Jayasuriya changed the face of one-day cricket batting. But I reckon it was Afridi that took it to the next level... particularly on that day.
 

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If we substituted the name Sehwag for Afridi I don't think immature would be the
term used, even though as batsmen they suffered from similar ailments (Sehwag just happened to be better)
Whilst Afridi does warrant a bit more credit than the flippant disregard from the above poster, Sehwag was a slasher rather than a slog across the line type which is a far higher percentage approach to take.
 

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#66
If what he says is true then my respect for him has increased significantly.

I wonder if he touches on that biting scandal at the WACA in his book?
 
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