Lahore: Though Pakistani all-rounder Shahid Khan Afridi, who recently created history by hitting 300th six in One Day Internationals (ODI), smashed 88 off 48 balls against South Africa at the Wanderers Johannesburg but it wasn’t enough to prevent proteas from winning the third match.
Rumours started floating on Social media after Afridi made a mockery of Ryan McLaren’s free-hit delivery, smoking him for what could be the biggest six seen at the Wanderers.
Despite the fact there is no official word on the distance of the hit, the people are calling it 150 and some even 160 metres long, which is totally ridiculous.
Criclense carried out calculations through Google and Wiki maps which showed that the distance of the hit was not more than 110 Metres. However, the calculations done by the Criclense show the distance of the hit was around 102 Metres, but they if they give little benefit to the shot, knowing the calculations done through map can’t be perfect, the shot was not longer than 110 Metres.
Any distance of more than 115 metres from the crease where Afridi was standing means that the ball had to land outside the stadium, but it landed on the roof and only after bouncing it went outside the building.
The Criclense also compared Afridi’s six with Misbah-ul-Haq’s 111 metres , during World T20 2007 against Australia on bowling of Nathan Bracken.