Afghanistan batsman Bahir Shah averages more than Sir Don Bradman

Former Australian cricketer Sir Donald Bradman is considered the greatest batsman in the world. Bradman has scored at an average of almost 100 in first-class cricket, even the world’s greatest batsman did not wander around Bradman’s average, but a batsman from Afghanistan has left behind Bradman in this case.

Bahir Shah of Afghanistan has an average of 121.77 in First-Class cricket which is better than any other batsman.

He is part of Afghanistan Under-19 squad for the coming ICC Under-19 World Cup, which is going to be played in the picturesque nation of New Zealand.

Before coming to the Under-19 side, Bahir played 7 First-Class matches for Speen Ghar Region. In his debut First-Class game, Bahir played a brilliant knock of unbeaten 256 against Amo Region at Amanullah, which is the second-best by any batsman on debut. The record is of 260 by Mumbai’s Amol Muzumdar.

The 18-year-old left-arm spinner scored 256 runs in his first match and even after that he is continuously making runs. He scored 831 runs in the first six innings, which is a record in itself.

So far, Bahir has scored 1,096 runs from 7 FC games at the staggering average of 121.77 — record batting average for any batsman with 1,000-run cut-off. He has also registered a triple-ton in the format and became the second youngest to do so after Pakistan legend Javed Miandad.

Highest first-class batting averages (Min: 1,000 runs)
Name Nationality Average
Baheer Shah Afghanistan 121.77
Sir Donald Bradman Australia 95.14
Vijay Merchant India 71.64
George Headley West Indies 69.86



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