Shahid Afridi might smash a hundred

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Shahid Afridi keeping you interestedWith Shahid Afridi, it’s not about what will happen; it’s about what might happen. Pakistan might need 20 an over, but if Shahid Afridi has got a bat in his hand, that’s not beyond the realms of possibility.

In order to maintain this feeling, Afridi occasionally needs to do something to support it. He doesn’t need to do it very often – just often enough that ludicrous events still seem faintly plausible. Today, in a relatively low-scoring game, he hit a hundred off 68 balls. He can return to his usual airy swishing for a good few innings now.

We once saw a hilarious joke in Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps. We watched at least two full episodes on the strength of that. We’ll never get that time back again. Shahid Afridi has a greater success rate than Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps and can keep you interested as a consequence.

You probably knew that.


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  1. I want to kill the person doing the commentary for Cricinfo. He seems to think “fabulicious” (AAAAAAAAAAGGGGGGGGHHHH) is a particularly clever word.

  2. Or like when you keep on going out to shit nightclubs week after week because in doing so you pull about once every three or four months. Just enough to keep the possibilty alive, but not enough to stop you feeling desparate, lonely and ridiculous most weekend nights.

  3. 3 or 4 months? Really? Sounds a bit too successful for a cricket boffin. No offence.

  4. Shahid Afridi is a slightly more talented Kieron Pollard. Still a slogger, but definitely a better bowler than Pollard.

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