Hambantota (Sri Lanka), Nov 28 (IANS) Former Pakistan big-hitting cricketer Shahid Afridi turned back years as he clobbered 58 off 23 balls in a Lanka Premier League game.
Afridi’s knock for Galle Gladiators consisted of three fours and six sixes against a Jaffna Stallions’ pace attack that comprised South African internationals Duanne Olivier and Kyle Abbott, and Sri Lankan internationals Thisara Perera and Binura Fernando.
His team, however, lost match as Avishka Fernando’s 63-ball 92 helped the Jaffna franchise win the match by eight wickets with three balls to spare.
The 40-year-old Afridi, whose actual age has been debated over the years, showed his big-hitting skills once again although he survived a dropped catch in the deep.
The former Pakistan all-rounder, who retired from international cricket in February, 2017, is leading the Galle franchise and played the tournament without completing his quarantine period as he proved to the health authorities that he is immune to Covid-19 because he was infected with it in June and has the anti-bodies.