Shahid Afridi Used Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar’s Bat To Score 37 Ball 100 Against Sri Lanka in 1996 to Break World Record of Fastest Century
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Off late Shahid Afridi has been in the news for his autobiography titled 'Game Changer'. After revealing slamming Gautam Gambhir for his attitude, Shahid Afridi went on to reveal that he used Sachin Tendulkar’s bat for scoring the fastest ton from 37 balls against Sri Lanka in 1996. With this, Shahid Afridi had scripted a new ODI record for himself. According to Afridi, the Master Blaster gave his bat to Waqar Younis so that he could take it to Sialkot, Pakistan which is known to be the hub of manufacturing sports goods. Shahid Afridi Gets Trolled After Excluding Sachin Tendulkar & MS Dhoni From His All-Time World Cup XI. 

But guess what Waqar did before he took it to Sialkot? He gave it to me, before I went in to bat. So effectively, that first century in Nairobi by Shahid Afridi was made with Sachin Tendulkar's best bat. Go figure," writes Afridi. Back then the Pakistani cricketer was 16 years old and not 21. Interestingly, Afridi had dreamt of hitting the Lankan spinners for tall sixes a night before. In the morning the youngster went on to talk about the dream to his roommate Shadab Kabir.

"'I had a dream that I was slamming Jayasuriya and Muralitharan and Dharmasena for sixes,' I said. 'Big, huge sixes.' 'Let's pray it happens, brother,' said Shadab'," writes Afridi. The Pakistani batting sensation’s knock was studded with 11 sixes and six boundaries and came at a T20-type scoring rate of 255. Recently, Afridi was criticised for excluding MS Dhoni and Sachin Tendulkar from his all-time World Cup Playing XI.