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)|
|Sir Donald Bradman||Australia||95.14|
|George Headley||West Indies||69.86|