Shahid Afridi used Sachin Tendulkar's bat to score the fastest ever hundred in one day internationals.
Afridi was flown into Kenya, where Pakistan were taking part in a quadrangular tournament, from the West Indies where he was representing Pakistan U-19.
He was summoned as a replacement for Mushtaq Ahmed, who had injured himself while in Kenya.
Yes, a replacement for a LEG SPINNER.
Afridi made his debut against Kenya and did well with his leggies conceding 32 in his 10 overs.
Saeed Anwar, who was captaining Pakistan on the tour, caught a glimpse of Afridi batting in the nets, which made Anwar send Afridi into bat as a pinch hitter in the next game against Sri Lanka.
There came the fastest ever ODI century; a record that still stands.
That knock changed Afridi's life forever as Pakistan tried to turn a leggie into an opening batsman.
As for the bat; Afridi had arrived without one from the West Indies. Waqar Younis handed him one to use that had been given to him by Sachin Tendulkar.
Some say it was a gift from Sachin; others say it was given to Waqar so he could get similar bats manufactured from Sialkot.
Whatever it was; Waqar handed the bat of the world's best batsman to Shahid Afridi, who then went on to hit 11 sixes and 6 fours on his way to 102 off 40 deliveries!