There was no real need for what ensued, but with Afridi there’s really never any need.
Before the start of the 136th over, he told batting partner Kamran Akmal he would attempt six sixes, a feat never achieved in Test cricket.
Akmal merely replied with a “good luck.”
The bowler, Harbhajan Singh, had little clue of the conversation that had taken place but soon found out.
6,6,6,6,2,1 read the figures as India’s premier spinner gasped for air.