Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi hailed New Zealand batsman Corey Anderson, who broke his long-standing record for the fastest one-day century, but admitted he had never heard of him before.
Anderson bettered Afridi’s 17-year-old record by one ball, reaching the three-figure mark off just 36 balls against the
WI yesterday. Afridi set the mark aged just 16, in only his second limited-overs match, against Sri Lanka in Nairobi in October 1996. “I never heard his name and early morning my nephew told me about his feat and I sort of said the first news of 2014 is of my record being broken. But I must say it’s a great achievement and Anderson deserves all the praise. It needs a super effort to score a hundred off 36 balls,” Afridi told AFP.