Shahid Afridi apart from being a hard hitting batting giant and a clever leg spinner is also a wonderful fielder inside the inner circle as well as in the deep. In his international career so far, he has taken a lot of excellent catches and two are listed here.
The first take is from an ODI game played in England where the match went to the final over and Afridi dismissed the century scorer Marcus Trescothick in the deep. It was a brilliant take that gave Pakistan an amazing win after it.
Saqlain Mushtaq was the bowler who tossed up an off-spinner to left hand Trescothick and the batsman went for a big heave on the leg side. It was a cross bat shot and the ball hit the top edge of the bat and went aerial on the leg side.
Afridi was stationed at deep square leg and he charged towards the ball. Malik who also was fielding on the leg side went for the ball. Both the fiddler reached under the ball at the same time and it was Afridi who took the catch but Malik collided with him as well.
Afridi took the catch and held it tight even after the collision. Malik sustained an injury after that. The second take was against New Zealand again in England but this time, it was in 2009 world t20.
Styris hit a lofted shot against Umar Gul towards the vacant long on area. Afridi was standing at mid-on and he had to run back. The ball was over his head all the time and yet Afridi completed a backward running catch. It was the best take from that tournament.