Shahid Afridi figures among the one of the greatest white-ball all-rounders in the sport of cricket. His illustrious career spanning more than two decades has seen him claim many records along the way. Although he has now retired from international cricket, Afridi is continuing to put in stellar performances in the franchise-based competitions he is a part of.
In line with this rhetoric, another unique statistic demonstrating Afridi’s all-round prowess is the fact that he boasts the lowest economy rate among all bowlers across all editions of the Pakistan Super League (PSL). Afridi is a veteran of the PSL and has turned out for three different clubs there – Peshawar Zalmi, Karachi Kings and Multan Sultans.
The 40-year-old has taken 35 wickets in 38 PSL games at an economy rate of 6.58, edging out fellow Sultans teammate Mohammad Irfan, who ranks second on the distinguished list with an economy rate of 6.73 in the PSL. Afridi was once again at his magical best as he kept things tight in the encounter against Lahore Qalandars, giving away just 25 runs in his four overs.