Buy! Buy! Boom Boom!
That’s what I would say if I were a stock broker and Shahid Afridi were a commodity on the trading floor.
Ever since he was bestowed that rarest of rare honors, the Pakistan captaincy, Boom Boom has found the secret to being responsible by staying mad and in the middle for more than 4 overs in every match.
Today he hit a 53 ball 100 to bring up his second century in three matches. The first hundred was a dynamite innings of 109 off 76 balls (8×4, 7×6) which almost took Pakistan past Sri Lanka’s measly score of 242. The next highest Pakistan contribution in that innings was 30. And today he eventually got out on 124 off 60 balls.
The man earns more points than the rest of the team put together. I made him trump player and he’s defied Murphy’s laws to still perform well. I cannot jinx the guy.
Say whatever you like, Afridi seems to have found his mojo with the added responsibility. So let me leave you with this crucial piece of information if say, you’re making a team for Pakistan’s home test series in England: Buy! Buy! Boom Boom!