The 18-year-old Afghan U-19 National Cricket Team batsman Baheer Shah averages more than Australia’s Sir Don Bradman.
Afghanistan’s Baheer Shah Breaks Record in First-Class Cricket
Baheer Shah has an average of 121.77 in First-Class cricket which is better than any other batsman.
There have been a lot of expectations and anticipations about who can break the Australian cricketer Sir Don Bradman’s record of highest average in First-Class cricket.
He finished his career with an average of 99.94 but there is now a player who has a better average than Bradman.
Basheer Shah has pushed the Don into second spot for the time being with an average of 121.77.
Baheer Shah, who is currently in New Zealand for the ICC U-19 World Cup, has grabbed the limelight with his exceptional batting skills and his quick rise in First-Class cricket.
Beginning from day one of his professional career, Baheer has been piling on runs.
In his first innings, the 18-year-old played an unbeaten innings of 256 runs which was second highest debut score of all time. He was into his fifth innings when he scored a triple-century which made him the second youngest player to do so. Pakistan’s Javed Miandad is the youngest player to hit a triple century.
“That was an unforgettable moment for me,” Baheer was quoted saying by icc-cricket.com. “I stayed at the wicket for two days, staying very comfortable. I worked on my fitness before the tournament, and the coaches taught me how to bat well. For everyone whenever they get the best score in their life it’s a very enjoyable, exciting moment.”
Baheer had a chance to break another Australian record of cricketer Bill Ponsford who is the quickest player to reach 1,000 First-Class runs but failed to do so after the match was abandoned due to rain, leaving him unbeaten on 9. In his first six innings, Baheer had 831 runs.
Afghanistan will need him to perform in the U-19 World Cup when the tournament begins on Saturday.