Shahid Afridi is still in form

Every batsman suffers the ebb and flow of form. Most will alter their approach when out of form, taking fewer risks in the knowledge that they aren’t middling it. Shahid Afridi never alters his approach and being as his approach amounts to little more than essaying wild, body-convulsing heaves at

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Rolling the Shahid Afridi dice

If there is a point to Shahid Afridi – and really, his genius is all about absolute commitment to joyous, unfocused, futile pointlessness – then it is that he should mishit sixes to win matches. That is what happened today. India and Pakistan have much in common, but they also

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Shahid Afridi should only play Test cricket

Only four days after returning to Test cricket, Pakistan captain, Shahid Afridi, has again announced his retirement with the typically odd yet straightforward statement: “My temperament is not good enough for Test cricket and we need a proper batsman or a proper bowler.” Only yesterday we were remarking how Test

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Shahid Afridi might smash a hundred

With 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

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