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    Afridi's recent batting form?

    has Shahid Afridi totally forgotten how to bat? His form has been terrible.

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    His IPL performance was terrible too

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    By my reckoning, Shahid Afridi forgot how to bat about 7 years ago, maybe longer.

    He's never been that good, but in recent times (ie, the last 7 years) he simply hasn't seemed to care much about scoring runs - seems more keen on living-up to his ultra-aggressive reputation. If you don't try to score runs, you won't (other than the odd occasion).
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    ^ yeah agreed. from 1996-2001 was his best period, after that he just started declining in batting and now he is batting worst then most tail enders.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prince EWS View Post
    Would argue he never knew how to begin with...
    Beat me too it You cant forgot something you never knew.

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    Some West Indian specialist batsmen make Afridi look a class act...
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    Nah, even Ricardo Powell > Afridi as batsman.

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    Saw today's match could not help but laugh when Afridi lobbed his first ball straight to mid off.
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    I'm not really surprised, for the past few years Afridi has been more of a bowler than anything else. His batting still comes in handy when it comes off, but Pakistan fans and selectors shouldn't be relying on him to score runs consistently.
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    Still better than Dravid and Kallies though, tbf
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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard View Post
    Nah, even Ricardo Powell > Afridi as batsman.
    ah but is Brenton Parchment better than Afridi...

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    ya.. today they should have had sohail tavir bat ahead of him.. i just think afridi wasted his whole cricketing career..he had the potential to get better but he never listened and learned.. so it is time to drop him.. i know this come as supprise cuz i have been a fan of him over since i started watching cricket but as a fan i am tired of seeing him performing miseribly in every single match.. today was just another stupied shot from afridi as usual.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard View Post
    By my reckoning, Shahid Afridi forgot how to bat about 7 years ago, maybe longer.

    He's never been that good, but in recent times (ie, the last 7 years) he simply hasn't seemed to care much about scoring runs - seems more keen on living-up to his ultra-aggressive reputation. If you don't try to score runs, you won't (other than the odd occasion).
    DWTA. He showed signs of being able to hold a bat up until around March 2006. Since then, he has showed the same apathy in Tests that he has generally had in ODI's towards actually scoring runs (always averaging around the 22-24 mark). If junk food could represent a cricketer, Afridi would be that cricketer. He looks flashy and 'consuming' one of his 'treats' is good, although his batting style isn't particularly 'healthy'. That being said, I do see him as a 'guilty pleasure', of sorts. I probably shouldn't like him, as I dislike what he stands for within the game, but I can't help myself.

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