Afghanistan batsman Shafiqullah Shafaq scores double century in T20 game

Jul 12, 2017 10:14 IST

Afghanistan's Wicketkeeper-batsman Shafiqullah Shafaq on 9 July 2017 smashed a laudable 214 innings off just 71 balls including 21 sixes and 16 fours in the Paragon Nangarhar Champion Trophy Twenty20, a local tournament of Afghanistan.

Shafaq set record books on fire with his swashbuckling right-handed batting, striking a double century in a local T20 match.

His run carnage helped his team Khateez Cricket Academy in putting up a massive score of 351 runs in 20 overs. While, the opposite team Kabul Star Cricket Club could only gather 107 runs.


Afghanistan batsman Shafiqullah Shafaq scores double century

Shafaq is one of the few players from Afghanistan to have played in the last three editions of the ICC World T20 (2012, 2014 and 2016). Shafaq made his T20 debut in 2010 against Ireland and has played 35 T20s for Afghanistan and has scored 392 runs so far.

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Awarded with the Test status by the International Cricket Council (ICC) recently, Afghanistan cricket team is contending to become a competitive international side.

Young sensation Rashid Khan has emerged as a bowler from Afghanistan in the IPL 2017. Players like Asghar Stanikzai, Mohammed Nabi and other have received the praise as well.

From Rashid Khan shining in the IPL to Afghanistan getting Test status and Shafaq smashing a double century, cricket is drawing the limelight in the war-torn country.

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