Shahid Afridi, the 'ugly' duck-ling of ICC World Twenty20

Pakistan's Shahid Afridi holds the record for most ducks in the ICC World Twenty20.

updated: March 21, 2014 12:46 IST
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Shahid Afridi continues to remain an enigma in the world of cricket. The man who smashed the fastest ODI century, also holds some dubious batting records. The veteran all-rounder will be the centre of attraction when Pakistan and India go head-to-head in the opening match of the Super-10 stage of the ICC World Twenty20 in Mirpur, Bangladesh on Friday.

Afridi was in stunning form in the recent Asia Cup. The slam-bang batsman smashed back-to-back sixes to steal India's thunder in the Asia Cup in Mirpur on March 2. Pakistan are banking on Afridi to come to the party once again. (Preview: India vs Pakistan)

But Afridi can be massively unpredictable. Interestingly, Afridi holds the record for most ducks in the World Twenty20 competition. He has been dismissed without scoring on five occasions. Luke Wright of England, Sanath Jayasuriya of Sri Lanka and Tillakaratne Dilshan of Sri Lanka are the other three batsmen who have collected three ducks in the tournament. It is interesting to note that Afridi's five ducks in the tournament are first-ball dismissals. (Also read: Afridi will be key against India, says skipper Hafeez)

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