Karachi: Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi congratulated New Zealand’s all-rounder Corey Anderson for breaking his world record of hitting the fastest century in the history of one-day international cricket, however, the former skipper added that he wanted to see his record sustain until he retires from competitive cricket.
“I congratulate Anderson for making the record of the fastest century. But frankly I didn’t wanted to see my record broken during my cricket playing career,” said Afridi, who has retired from Test cricket.
Anderson, a 23-year-old all-rounder, broke Afridi’s record of scoring fastest 37-ball century back in 1996. Anderson registered this record in the third one-day international match against West Indies, which was reduced to a 21-over match due to rain.
Anderson remained unconquered on 131 off 47 balls during the match, which the Kiwis eventually won by 159 runs. New Zealand accumulated 283-4 during the inning, which was accelerated by the fastest century.
“However, still I believe it has been an achievement for me to have been known for this record for seventeen years,” Afridi said.