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Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi says he plans to wrestle back the record for the fastest one-day international century during the World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.
Afridi previously held the record after he notched up a 37-ball century against Sri Lanka in Nairobi in 1996.
It was bettered by one ball by New Zealand’s Corey Anderson in 2013, before AB de Villiers put in a stunning performance to hit a 31-ball century against the West Indies in Johannesberg on Sunday.
“You never plan out to set such records,” Afridi is quoted as saying by NDTV Sports.
“It just happens when you have a very special day and your confidence is sky high. If everything works out for me and it is my special day than I will try to improve the record set by AB de Villers in New Zealand or in the World Cup.”
However, Afridi said he was pleased to see a batsman of De Villiers’ quality reach the record.
“He played like a champion to get the record and it was his special day,” he said.
Afridi will retire from one day cricket after the World Cup, but will continue in the T20 format of the game.