Shahid Afridi recalls his first Test century in an iconic Indo-Pak drama in Chennai

Shahid Afridi scored his first century against India in Chennai

By Web Desk
January 31, 2022
Shahid Afridi — AFP/file

Former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi recalled his first Test century Monday, which he achieved against arch-rivals India in a classic Indo-Pak thriller in Chennai.

Shahid Afridi scored his career's first Test century against India in a thrilling contest between India and Pakistan at Chepauk Stadium Chennai.

Afridi scored 141 runs in 191 balls in the second innings of the match, smashing 21 boundaries and three maximums.

Pakistan won the match by 12 runs after a nail-biting encounter.

Recalling the match, Afridi termed it as "one of the greatest Test matches ever".

"One of the greatest Test matches ever! This is an innings I still cherish and will continue to for the rest of my life," Afridi tweeted.

The former captain is still surprised that Sachin Tendulkar was named the "Player of the Match" instead of Pakistan's spin great Saqlain Mushtaq, who claimed a 10-wicket haul.

"Still a surprise that Sachin [Sachin Tendulkar] was named the man of the match despite Saqlain's [Saqlain Mushtaq] amazing bowling," he added.