Shahid Khan Afridi is a Pakistani professional cricket player and former captain of Pakistan’s national cricket team. His offensive batting style attracts everyone’s attention. He has also recorded the highest wicket-taker (9 7) and most player-of-the-match awards in 20-20 international cricket. Shahid Afridi was the world record holder for the fastest ODI century in 37 balls. And he has the distinction of putting the most sixes in the history of ODI cricket. Shahid Afridi considers himself a better bowler than the batsman. And he has scored 48 Test wickets and more than 350 runs in ODI. He has a charity foundation called ‘shahid afridi foundation’ which provides healthcare and education facilities to the required people . from 2009 to 2011 , he was the captain of Pakistan in limited overs format . he has the worst batting average of 23.31 among 87 batsman who made more than 4000 ODI runs.
Personal life :-
Shahid Afridi was born on March 1, 1980 in the federal administered tribal areas, Khyber Agency, in Fata, Pakistan. He is from Afridi tribe of Pashtun. His father’s name is ‘Sahabzada Fazal-Ur-Rahman Afridi’. His parents are not very modern but he is a big supporter for him. Shahid has two sisters and one brother. he is very close to her younger sister. He was not interested in studies due to his passion. He just got his basic education from his family. After that he entered the Pakistani cricket ground. Shahid afridi married his cousin Nadia Afridi. And he has four daughters : Aqsa, Ansha, Ajwa and Asmara. he was ready in a senior national team of Pakistan after his good performance in the Under-19 Championship circuit starting from the 5-9th session. He helped his team win the season after taking 42 wickets in an impressive average of 9.59 in five matches.
On October 2, 1996, at the age of 16, Shahid Afridi started his career against Kenya. Although he did not bat and became wicketless. After that In the next match against Sri Lanka, Afridi batted at number three in the role of pinch-hitter.
Afridi’s first international innings: – In his first international innings, he broke records for the fastest century in ODI cricket. At that time Afridi made a century in 37 balls. He also scored eleven sixes in the one-day innings, equal to the record. At that time, Shahid Afridi became the youngest player to score a century. The Pakistan team scored a total of 371 runs. Pakistani team won by 82 runs in ODIs. During this match, Afridi was named Man of the Match. 1 January 2014, the fastest century in ODIs was broken by New Zealand cricketer Corey Anderson. Who scored 131 runs in 36 balls. And On 18 January 2015, South African cricketer AB de Villiers scored a century from 31 balls against the West Indies.
Afridi with Shoaib Malik after winning 20-20:- Two years after coming to international scene, Afridi started his Test match in the third game of the three-match series against Australia on October 22, 1998 By this time he had played 66 ODIs before playing Test. He started batting and scored 10 and 6 and took five wickets in the first innings.
Contract signature :- Shahid Afridi signed a contract to represent Leicestershire. He scored 295 runs in five first-class matches at an average of 42.14. Which included the highest score of 164 and And took 11 wickets at an average of 46.45. Faridi also played 11 ODIs for the club. Derbyshire County Cricket Club signed Afridi to play for him in the first two months of the 2003 English Cricket season. In June 2004, Afridi signed with England County side Kent to play for them in three Twenty20 matches and a Totsport League match.
In 2005 :- On November 21, 2005, Shahid Afridi was banned for a test match and two ODIs to deliberately damage the pitch in the second match of the three-test series against England. The television camera scraped his boots on the pitch while roaming on the surface playing it while playing after a gas canister explosion. Later, Afridi blamed the three violations of a code of ICC code conduct related to the spirit of the game. Match referee Roshan Mahanama said: “The ban should work as a message to the players that such behavior is not allowed.
In 2006:- On 12 April 2006, Shahid Afridi announced the temporary retirement from Test cricket so that he could concentrate on the 2007 World Cup to pay special attention and spend more time with his family. He said that he would consider reversing his decision after the World Cup. Before visiting Pakistan in July to September, Afridi played in the C & G Trophy for Ireland as an overseas player. In six matches, he scored 128 and took seven wickets. This last Test Cricket Afridi was played till 2010.
In 2007:- On February 8, 2007 Afridi was accused that he was dismissed on camera after batting a batsman on camera, who took the step after dismissing it. Afridi was given four game ODI suspension. The minimum possible restriction for such a crime, which means that he will miss Pakistan’s first two 2007 World Cup matches. Afridi, despite feeling this, chose not to appeal to the ban that the penalty was extremely harsh.
Captaincy (2009–2011) :- After winning the captaincy against New Zealand, the PCB declared Shahid Afridi as the captain of Pakistan for the 2011 World Cup. Afridi took 5 wickets for 16 runs against Kenya in the inaugural match of the tournament, which gave him the best bowling figures in the World Cup by the Pakistan bowler. In the following match against Sri Lanka, which Pakistan won, Afridi took more wickets to help his team win and become the second player and took 300 wickets in the ODIs. He claimed 17 matches in 6 matches in the first round of the cup, including five wickets against Canada because Pakistan reached the top of the group and went ahead in the next phase. Afridi took four wickets in the quarter-finals by defeating the West Indies. Pakistan were dismissed in the semi-finals by a loss of 29 runs.
On 30 May, Afridi announced his conditional retirement from international cricket in protest of his treatment by PCB. The condition of his return was that the board would be replaced. PCB suspended Afridi’s central contract, fined him 4.5 million rupees ($ 52,300), and canceled his No-Objection Certificate (NOC), which allowed Afridi to play for Hampshire. Afridi filed a petition with the Sindh High Court to end the sanctions. On June 15, Afridi withdrew his petition after the court disposed of it and the PCB restored its NOC. When PCB central contracts were upgraded in August, Afridi was allowed to finish. In November 2011, Afridi became the only cricketer to score a half century and took five wickets on two separate occasions in ODIs. On July 9, 2012, he became the first person to score 50 runs in his 50th T-20 International. During the first ODI match against the West Indies in Guyana in 2013, Afridi completed figures of 7/12, which was the second best ODI bowling figures at all times. In July 2014, he attended the rest of the world in the Bissentary Festival match at Lord’s. In 2015, Afridi announced retirement from ODI cricket after the Cricket World Cup. Pakistan lost in the quarter-finals and lost the tournament. In March 2016, Pakistan was eliminated from the 2016 ICC World Twenty20 after losing to India, New Zealand and Australia. Talks about Afridi being the last Twenty20 and he said after Australia’s loss that he would think about retiring and announcing within a week. In 2017, Afridi announced that he left international cricket after 21 years and said he will continue to play domestic T20 2 years before retiring.
Afridi’s Retirement :-
In July 2010, Afridi announced retirement from Test cricket. After the ICC World Cup 2015, he also retired from ODI cricket. In February 2017, he announced his retirement from T20I and international cricket. In May 2018, he was named as one of ten Marquee players for the first edition of the Global T20 Canadian Cricket Tournament. And In September 2018, he was nominated as an icon player for the team of Paktia in the first edition of Afghanistan Premier League Tournament.
Shahid Afridi has been honored several times for his fantastic performance. He has won many awards in his career like , lux style award , international centuries award , man of the series award , man of the match award , player of the series award , sitara-a-imtiaz , awarded tamgha-e-imtiaz.
In 2005 he was banned for 2 ODIs and a test match after cameras caught him intentionally scrapping up the pitch with his boots in test match against England .
In 2007 during the 3rd ODIs against Pakistan at Kanpur , he had a verbal fight with gautam gambhir , after having a collision with each other .
In July 2016, Afridi said in an interview with BBC Urdu that there is no talent in Pakistan. As a result, there was a huge protest against Afridi, while the PCB issued a notice against him. Later, Afridi tried to explain his statement to tell that there is no competition between the players at present.
On September 6, 2018, Afridi was caught cheating tobacco in a cameras at a Defense Day celebration in Rawalpindi. For this, he was grilled by the media. Afridi denied these claims and made it clear that he was eating fennel seeds and cloves.
At present, Shahid Afridi is in discussions due to his statement on Kashmir issue . he said- “Pakistan does not want Kashmir, there is no reason to handle four provinces in Pakistan.” He said that Kashmir should be liberated. At least humanity will survive. Those who are dying, it is painful. I am passionate about my country and give great importance to the struggles of Kashmiris. Humanity should win and have their rights. “. He gave this statement in a video that became viral on social media.
|Name||Sahibzada Mohammad Shahid Khan Afridi|
|Nick Name||Boom Boom Afridi|
|Profession||Pakistani Cricketer ( All Rounder)|
|International Debut||Test – 22 October 1998 Vs Australia In Karachi|
ODI-2 October 1996 Vs Kenya In Nairobi
T20-28 August 2006 Vs England In Bristol
|Jersey Number||#10 ( Pakistan) And #10 ( IPL , County Cricket )|
|State Team||ICC World XI , Deccan Chargers , Asia XI , Pakistan , Hampshire , Melbourne Renegades , Dhaka Gladiators , Ruhana Royals , Pakistan All Star XI , Knights , Rest Of World XI, Peshawar Zalmi , Sylhet Super Star , Northamptonshire.|
|Likes To Play Against||India|
|Career Turning Point||In His 2nd ODI Match Against Shri Lanka In 1996, He Scored A 37-Balls Century .|
|Records||For 19 Years He Had The Record For The Fastest Century In Odis|
Pakistan Has Won 212 Out Of The 384 Odis That He Has Played
He Has 44 Ducks In Odis , Test , T20s
32 Times He Has Won The Man Of The Match , The Most By Any Pakistani And The 3rd Highest In The World
|Height||In Feet Inches 5’10|
|Eye Colour||Light Brown|
|Age||38 Years ( As In 2018 )|
|Date Of Birth||1 March 1980|
|Birth Palace||Khyber Agency , FATA , Pakistan|
|Home Town||Karachi , Pakistan|
|Education Qualification||Not Known|
|Father Name||Late Sahabzada Fazal-Ur-Rahman Afridi|
|Mother Name||Not Known|
|Brother Name||Tariq Afridi , Iqbal Afridi , Mushtaq Afridi , Ashfaq Afridi , Shoaib Afridi , And Javed Afridi|
|Sister||4 ( Name Not Known )|
|Wife Name||Nadia Afridi|
|Children Name||Daughter – Aqsa , Asmara , Ajwa And Ansha|
|Hobbies||Listening Music And Draving|
|Favorite Actor||Shahruk Khan And Aamir Khan|
|Favorite Film||Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayege|
|Favorite Food||Chicken Biryani , Kheer , Ice-Cream And Kebabs|
|Favorite Actress||Not Known|
|Favorite Cricketer||Batsman – Javed Miandad , Chris Gayle|
Bowler – Imran Khan , Wasim Akram
|Net Worth||Not Known|
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