Pakistan’s star all rounder, Shahid Afridi, smashed this mighty six against India at Toronto Cricket, Skating and Curling Club on September, 21, 1997.
The way Afridi, who earned worldwide fame in 1996 after scoring ODI’s fastest century, banged the ball mightily, it went mile away out of the park to break the traffic lights.
Pakistan was chasing a big target of 250 runs against India, as Pakistani bowlers failed to restrict the Indian batsmen particularly, Sourav Ganguly, who scored 96 runs.
Following Pakistan’s unimpressive bowling efforts; it was batsmen’s responsibility to take the challenge.
While chasing a big total, the Khyber Agency-born batsman, Afridi, who was just 16 at that time, took the challenge aggressively to accelerate the scoring momentum for his side.
The right-handed batsman started his show with this bang six to astonish the Indian team, as traffic lights could not even stop the ball.
The way the ball broke the traffic lights badly was a great entertainment for the spectators and commentators.
The hard-hitting batsman, who is now famous with the title of Boom Boom Afridi, scored 39 runs on 30 balls, which put pressure on the Men in Blue’s bowling line, and helped the Men in Green to win the fixture by 5 wickets.
‘Someone has well said – This is happen when an unstoppable force meets an immovable object – Perfect for Afridi’s cracker.’
Match’s scorecard: http://www.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/match/66040.html
VN:F [1.9.22_1171]Shahid Afridi SIX Breaks Traffic Lights,