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England cricketer mocks Shahid Afridi

On this day in 1996, all-rounder smashed a century off just 37 balls against Sri Lanka in Nairobi

England cricketer mocks Shahid Afridi PHOTO: AFP

Former England cricketer Nick Compton took a swipe at Pakistan’s all-rounder Shahid Afridi’s record of scoring the fastest century in One-day International (ODI) cricket.

On this day in 1996, Afridi smashed a century off just 37 balls against Sri Lanka in Nairobi, which was the fastest hundred in ODIs at that time.

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The cricket website ESPNCricinfo posted a picture on Instagram celebrating Afridi’s achievement, to which Compton sarcastically replied "And never scored a run thereafter".

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Pakistan fans were not amused by Compton’s reply and trolled the English cricketer back by mocking his mediocre record in Test cricket.

Afridi held the record for 18 years till it was broken by Kiwi all-rounder Corey Anderson against West Indies in 2014. Anderson scored the hundred in just 36 balls.

Anderson’s record was eventually broken by former South Africa great AB de Villiers, who only took 31 balls to register a hundred against West Indies in 2015.