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Afridi used Sachin Tendulkar's bat for 37-ball ton
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Afridi used Sachin Tendulkar's bat for 37-ball ton

Former Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi has made quite a few startling revelations in his recently-launched autobiography 'Game Changer’. In fact, one of the biggest surprises in Afridi’s book has been about his age.

The former captain announced himself to the world of cricket by striking a blistering record-breaking ton off just 37 balls against Sri Lanka at Nairobi in 1996. The Pakistan star has now revealed that his century had an Indian connection.

He disclosed that he used the bat of the legendary Sachin Tendulkar to play that knock. Tendulkar had given his bat to Waqar Younis to take it to Sialkot, the world-famous sports goods manufacturing city in Pakistan, and get a custom-made replica.

"But guess what Waqar did before he took it to Sialkot? He gave it to me before I went in to bat. So effectively, that first century in Nairobi by Shahid Afridi was made with Sachin Tendulkar's best bat. Go figure," Afridi wrote in his book, talking about the incident.