Fan of cricket? A die-hard fan of Pakistan cricket? Like all Pakistanis, YES!
Everyone knows that Pakistan is the most unpredictable team in the world of cricket. Whether it is ODI, test or T20s, Pakistani players know how to keep the interest of people alive in cricket.
Pakistan faced many ‘wax and wane’ in the last 9 years. First, we lost our one of the finest coach after defeated by Ireland in World Cup 2007. Then 3 players of the Pakistan cricket team, Mohammad Asif, Salman Butt and Mohammad Amir were convicted of taking bribes from the bookmaker Mazhar Majeed in 2010. However, in every aspect of cricket, there are Pakistanis who keep the ball rolling.
Here is a list of some astonishing world records by Pakistan cricket that will make you proud:
The Fastest Delivery Bowled in International Cricket
RAWALPINDI EXPRESS – Shoaib Akhtar in ICC 2013 against England, record of 100.2mph / 161.3kph.
Most Sixes in International Cricket (including test,odds,T20)
BOOM BOOM AFRIDI – Shahid Afridi, the record of 476 sixes.
Most Runs by a Batsman in the Calendar Year 2016 of Test Cricket
Mohammad Yousuf scored 1788 in 11 tests at the average of 99.33.
Most Centuries by a Batsman in the Calendar Year 2016 of Test Cricket
Mohammad Yousuf (again) who scored 9 centuries.
Most Wickets in the Calendar Year 1997 of ODI Cricket
Saqlain Mushtaq took 69 wickets.
Most 5 wicket Haul in ODI
Waqar Younis on the top with 13 fibers(bb: 7/36).
A Hat-Trick in ODI and Test Cricket
Mohammad Sami & Wasim Akram have both achieved in ODI and test cricket.
Record of The First ODI Hat-Trick
Jalal-Ud-din was the first bowler in international cricket to take a hat-trick in ODI in 1982.
The Fastest to Reach 100,150,200 and 250 ODI Wickets
Mushtaq has the record for being the fastest to reach 100,150,200 and 250 wickets in ODI cricket.
Most Wickets in a Single Ground
Wasim Akram has taken 122 wickets in 77 matches at Sharjah.
The Best Bowling Figures in an ODI Inning by a Captain
Waqar Younis holds the record, he picked 7 wickets against England for 36 runs in 2001.
Most Sixes by a Batsman in an Inning of a Test
Wasim Akram hit 12 sixes against Zimbabwe at Shaikhupura Stadium in 1996.
400+ Test Wickets and a Double Century
Wasim Akram is the only cricketer to have 400+ wickets and a double century in test cricket.
9 Consecutive Half Centuries in ODI Cricket
Between March and October of 1987, Javed Miandad scored 9 fifties in consecutive nodes.
Most 100’s in 4th Innings of a Test
Younis Khan is the only batsman in 139 years of test cricket to score 5 centuries in 4th innings of the test.
Most 100’s in 2 Test Match Series
9 centuries were scored by Pakistani batsman during the test series against Australia in UAE in 2014, no other team has scored more than 6 centuries.
The Fastest Chase in Test Cricket (300+ runs)
Pakistan is the only team in the history of test cricket to chase 300+ runs. Pakistan was set a target of 302, Pakistan successfully chased the target in 57.2 overs against Sri Lanka in 2014.
4 Batsmen Scoring 70+ in an ODI Innings
the first time in history top 4 batsmen scored 70+ in the same innings. Azhar Ali(79), Mohammad Hafeez(86), Shoaib malik(112) and Haris Sohail(89*) against Zimbabwe at Lahore in 2015.
8000+ Runs and 350+ ODI Wickets
Shahid Afridi is the only international cricket to who achieved this rare milestone.
Most 50’s in Odds Without the Century
Misbah-ul-Haq is the only batsman who scored 42 ODI fifties without scoring a century.
Youngest bowler to Take a Hat-Trick in ODI
Aqib Javed at the age of 19 years and 81 days in the final of Sharjah cup 1991. Ravi Shastri, Azharuddin, and Tendulkar were the victims.
Longest Test Innings (minutes)
Hanif Mohammad batted for 970 minutes(16.16 hours) against West Indies in 1958.
Youngest to Score the Century in ODI
Shahid Afridi at the age of 16 years and 217 days scored the maiden century and fastest(until January 2014) against Sri Lanka on 37 balls in 1996.
5 wicket-haul and fifty in an ODI
Shahid Afridi is the only player who claimed 5wickets and scores 50+ runs in an ODI ‘thrice’ in his career.
Youngest to Take 5 Wicket Haul in Test
Nasim-ul-Ghani at the age of 16 years 303 days picked up 5 wickets for 116 runs against West Indies in 1958 at Georgetown.
Most Wickets in T20
Shahid Afridi on the top of a table with 97 wickets in 98 matches.
Longest Over in ODI
Mohammad Sami bowled 17 balls including 7 wides and 4 no balls against Bangladesh in 2004.
You can take cricket out of Pakistan, but you can’t take Pakistan out of cricket!