Hong Kong Super Sixes was one tournament that was held in Hong Kong every year for many years so that the local can be inspired from the legends of the game. Primarily, the main objective was to encourage and stimulate the notion of cricket in the very region for the enhancement and participation in this very game from the locals.
There was a match between All Stars and New Zealand that was played in 2011 on 29th October. Star Pakistani all-rounder and the darling of the crowd, Shahid Afridi, was also a part of All Stars team. It was a 5 overs match per side with relatively smaller boundaries than the conventional ones. All Stars won the toss and put New Zealand to bat first.
New Zealand had a fiery start as they closed their innings at 89 runs in 5 overs. It was then All Stars, predominantly Shahid Afridi’s show, as he walked in to bat when his team needed whopping 82 runs off 24 balls. It was pretty evident and certain that he will go after the bowlers right from the first delivery.
And that is exactly what happened. He lambasted the bowlers from ball one to send the ball out of the park. Not only this, he also played some unreal and unbelievable one-handed shots that sailed over the boundary into the stands. Fans loved his show. So did the commentators. It was an impeccable performance.
Due to his belligerent knock which also included one-hand sixes, he led his team beautifully well to a comfortable victory with 6 balls to spare. It was a terrific performance from Boom Boom Afridi and the stage was set for him to outshine everyone and he did that in style. He was retired out after scoring 34* runs off just 11 balls – an innings that included couple of fours and 4 sixes.