So why didn't Shahid Afridi celebrate any of his 5 wickets today against Bangladesh in the manner that he does?
The feet were not spread, the hands were not raised, the fingers did not point to the skies.
I wonder why.
Afridi was so nonchalant about his 5 wicket haul today that it seemed like he was playing with kids in his neighbourhood park.
Not that there was no reason to celebrate.
Afridi's 7th 5-wicket haul in ODIs put him past Wasim Akram and level with Glenn McGrath on the list for most 5-wicket hauls in ODI cricket. Now only Brett Lee (9), Muralitharan (10), and Waqar Younis (13) have more 5-wicket hauls in ODI cricket than Afridi.
If being the 3rd highest ODI wicket taker for your country was not enough, Afridi is now also the bowler with the 2nd most 5-wicket hauls in ODIs for Pakistan.
What a Champion!
Wait, there's more.
Afridi is currently 9th on the list of all time ODI wicket takers. He needs 5 more to over take Anil Kumble and move to number 8. On current form, this might happen in the next ODI itself.
But whenever the inevitable happens, Afridi will go on to become the leading leg spinner in the world of ODI cricket.
That is some feat for Boom Boom!
With 333 ODI wickets, Afridi is 83 wickets away from Waqar Younis' tally of 416. Besides Brett Lee, all the other bowlers between Afridi and Waqar are retired, so that tally of 416 is pretty much within Afridi's sights.
That will not only make him the 2nd highest ODI wicket taker for his country, but also place him on the 3rd spot for all time ODI wicket takers.
Another 201 for top spot? Now will take some doing.