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11 December 2023

'Boom Boom' Afridi joins 8,000 run club

Pakistan's Shahid Afridi plays a shot during the Pool B Cricket World Cup match between the UAE and Pakistan at McLean Park in Napier on March 4, 2015. (AFP)


Swashbuckling Pakistani allrounder Shahid Afridi joined the 8,000 one-day run club during his 21 not out against the United Arab Emirates in the World Cup at Napier on Wednesday.

The 35-year-old became the fourth Pakistani after Inzamam-ul Haq, Mohammad Yousuf and Saeed Anwar to make 8,000 one-day runs and the 27th of all time.

Afridi, who also took 2-35 in the 129-run win, needs five more wickets to complete 400 one-day wickets.

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If he takes those five wickets, he will become the only allrounder to score more than 8,000 runs and take 400 wickets.

Batsmen who have scored 8,000 or more runs in one-day international cricket (player, country, runs).

S. Tendulkar India 18,426
K. Sangakkara Sri Lanka 13,961
R. Ponting Australia 13,704
S. Jayasuriya Sri Lanka 13,430
M. Jayawardene Sri Lanka 12,625
Inzamam-ul Haq Pakistan 11,739
J. Kallis South Africa 11,579
S. Ganguly India 11,363
R. Dravid India 10,889
B. Lara West Indies 10,405
Mohammad Yousuf Pakistan 9720
T. Dilshan Sri Lanka 9620
A. Gilchrist Australia 9619
Mohammad Azharuddin India 9378
A. de Silva Sri Lanka 9284
C. Gayle West Indies 9139
Saeed Anwar Pakistan 8824
S. Chanderpaul West Indies 8778
D. Haynes West Indies 8648
M. Atapattu Sri Lanka 8529
M. Waugh Australia 8500
Y. Singh India 8329
M. Dhoni India 8298
V. Sehwag India 8273
H. Gibbs South Africa 8094
S. Fleming New Zealand 8037
Shahid Afridi Pakistan 8019