Taking his 100th Test wicket, Shaheen Afridi has made history.

GALLE (Web Desk) – Pacer Shaheen Shah Afridi has joined the ranks of the Green Shirts as the 19th member to achieve the milestone of securing 100 Test wickets.

The bowler accomplished the milestone during Pakistan’s match against Sri Lanka. This occurred when the bowler successfully dismissed Nishan Madushka from the field in the second over of the opening Test in Galle.

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The fast bowler marked his comeback to Test cricket on Sunday, coinciding with the commencement of the first Test at the ICC World Test Championship 2023–25.

The commencement of the action-packed 2023-24 international cricket season for Pakistan is marked by the Sri Lankan tour.

Shaheen’s absence from the field lasted nearly a year after his knee injury.

The pacemaker expressed great enthusiasm regarding their Test comeback in the nation where they sustained their injury.

The strike bowler achieved a significant milestone by claiming his 100th Test wicket during the initial Test against Sri Lanka in Galle on Sunday. This accomplishment comes exactly one year after he suffered an injury at the same venue.

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Shaheen had accumulated 99 Test wickets when he sustained an injury while attempting to prevent the ball from crossing the boundary line, resulting in an awkward landing.
The individual informed AFP that injuries are an inherent aspect of an athlete’s existence, yet expressed contentment in returning to their respective field.

In an interview with AFP just days before the match, the player expressed that reaching the milestone of a century of Test wickets would be a significant accomplishment for him.

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