- This year Afridi has played 13 ODIs in which he has scored 346 runs at an average of 34.60 with 2 fifties and has taken 19 wickets at an average of 25.21. How can anyone doubt his place in the XI?
- His string of scores this year is 17, 77*, 8, 16, 73*, 1, 47, 6, 32, 0, 9, 31, 29*. This to me seems very consistent enough. Whats wrong with his recent performance?
- Pakistan have won 141 of the 246 ODIs that Afridi has played in. That is a 57.3% success rate. What is more glaring though is that Pakistan have won the 4 times that Afridi has scored a century and 21 out of the 28 times that he has scored a 50. I think that his ratio of 50+ and 100+ scores in wins to overall is one of the best in the world, if not THE best.
I hope this settles some concerns. Afridi is leading our poll on 'who sould be Pakistan's VC' with 63% of the votes, so it shows that he has a lot of supporters. For the rest of you, I hope this has given you the background you needed to understand why Pakistan needs Afridi and why he is Pakistans MVP.