• 2017 – S Afridi

    Shahid Afridi

    Shahid Afridi
    Photograph by Dave Vokes Photography

    Pakistan’s charismatic all-rounder Shahid Afridi won the Walter Lawrence Trophy in 2017 with a thrilling 42-ball hundred scored for Hampshire against Derbyshire in the NatWest T20 Blast Quarter-Final match at Derby on August 22.

    Opening the innings, the former captain of Pakistan hit a blistering 7 sixes and 10 fours in his 101, which was his first T20 century, driving Hampshire to their record T20 total of 249 for 8 and a 101-run victory, which saw the county reach their seventh T20 Finals Day in eight years.

    In the twilight of his career, the 37-year-old exuberant batsman and leg spinner, known the world over as ‘Boom Boom Afridi’, has represented his country in 27 Tests, 398 One-Day Internationals and 98 T20 Internationals. He previously held the record for the fastest ODI hundred, scored off 37 balls against Sri Lanka in 1996, and holds the record for the youngest player, at the age of 16 years and 217 days, to score an ODI century. In first-class cricket he has racked up 5,695 runs (avge 31.46) and taken 266 wickets at 26.68 apiece in 113 games. He has also played in 501 one-day matches and 257 T20 games.

    Born in Khyber Agency, Afridi has played for no fewer than 20 teams in his stellar career, including Karachi, Hampshire, Leicestershire, Northamptonshire and South Australia. He is the first Hampshire batsman since Gordon Greenidge in 1978 to win the Trophy.

    Shahid Afridi’s career statistics

    Hampshire v Derbyshire scorecard

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