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Cricketer from Afghanistan who averages more than legendary Bradman

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Under-19 Afghanistan cricketer, Baheer Shah, has shot into prominence for his exceptional batting average, which is even more than the legendary Australian batsman Sir Don Bradman, media reports have revealed.

Shah, who has played seven first-class games so far (12 innings) for Speen Ghar Region, has the highest batting average in the world for players with more than 1,000 first-class runs.

He he is part of the Afghanistan team for the ICC Under-19 World Cup to be held in New Zealand from January 13.

In his debut first-class game, Baheer played a superb innings of unbeaten 256 against Amo Region at Amanullah, which is the second-best by any batsman on debut, a news report said.

According to the report, Shah has already scored a triple hundred in the format and became the second youngest to do so after former Pakistan captain Javed Miandad. The record of 260 is held by Mumbai's Amol Muzumdar.

According to another report, Baheer emulates Hashim Amla, the only South African to make a Test triple century.