Shahid Afridi A Flight From a Ordinary Boy To BOOM BOOM Afridi
SHAHID KHAN AFRIDI one of the most well known Pakistani cricketers who need no introduction in world of cricket across the globe is known as BOOM BOOM Afridi among fans and LALA among his team members. He is the most popular due to his aggressive batting style and holds a lot of international records including the maximum sixes in ODI, fastest century of ODI, scoring maximum(32) runs in one over, longest six in the history of cricket. Afridi is one of the most unpredictable players who can change the game at any critical or last moment.
He had not only crazy fame due to his cricket but also for his charming and impressive personality with Height 5 feet, 11 inches. in his personality his beard added much more. Due to his attractive personality public is crazy for his one glimpse on the crease. His presence remains as ray of hope for viewers till the last moment no matter how difficult the match might. BOOM BOOM Afridi was born in March 1, 1980 in Khyber Agency FATA Pakistan. He has two brothers and two daughters.
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BOOM BOOM Afridi started his career in the age of 16 , in 1996 as leg spin bowler who could also hit the ball hard. He thrilled the world cricket viewers in his only second career match by scoring the fastest century in the cricket history. He was the youngest cricketer to score a hundred in ODI cricket history. The match was played in Nairobi between Sri Lanka and Pakistan. In this and his second match “BOOM BOOM Afridi” scored 102 run only in 37 balls with the help of 11 huge sixes and made his team win the match in captaincy of Saeed Anwar. He played his second Test match Pak vs India again opening the batting, Afridi scored his maiden Test century, scoring 141 runs from 191 balls. In the same match he also claimed three wickets for 54 runs.
“BOOM BOOM Afridi” made his presence felt in the third Test against India in March 2005, scoring a quick-fire second-innings half-century and taking five wickets in the match including Tendulkar twice. In April “BOOM BOOM Afridi” struck what at the time was the equal second-fastest century in ODIs; he reached 100 off 45 deliveries against India, sharing the record with West Indian Brian Lara.
“BOOM BOOM Afridi” was more consistent with his batting and bowling throughout 2005, starting with the tours of India and Wes Indies and through to the England tour. The Pakistani coach Bob Woolmer helped “BOOM BOOM Afridi” to reach a fuller potential by improving his shot selection and giving him free rein over his batting attitude. On 21 November 2005, “BOOM BOOM Afridi” was banned for a Test match and two ODIs for deliberately damaging the pitch in the second match of the three-Test series against England.
On 12 April 2006, “BOOM BOOM Afridi” announced a temporary retirement from Test cricket so that he could concentrate on ODIs. However, on 27 April he reversed his decision, “BOOM BOOM Afridi” was charged on 8 February 2007 of bringing the game into disrepute after he was seen on camera thrusting his bat at a spectator who swore at him on his way up the steps after being dismissed. “BOOM BOOM Afridi” was given a four-game ODI suspension, the minimum possible ban for such an offence, meaning that he would miss Pakistan’s first two 2007 World Cup matches.
The PCB and “BOOM BOOM Afridi” chose not to appeal the ban, despite feeling that the punishment was excessively harsh In the 2007 World T20 World Cup, he performed poorly with the bat but brilliantly with the ball, earning the Man of the Series award, though he failed to take a wicket in the final and was out for a golden duck.
But in the next ICC Twenty20 World Cup, held in 2009 “BOOM BOOM Afridi” performed brilliantly in the series scoring 50 runs in the semi-final and 54 in the final and leading his team to victory. ICC ODI’s World Cup 2011 held in India It Was Afridi Who Took 22 Wickets in Tournment, Help Pakistan to Reach in Semi Final. After a Political Involvement Afridi Droped from ICC Champians Trophy 2013. Again BOOM BOOM Made a Come Back Against West Indies, What a Come back That Was. (3rd time in his career, he took five wickets and scored half century i a ODI match). After that he Went to South Africa, Making Another World Record “Longest Six in History” “BOOM BOOM Afridi” Smashed 156m Six Against South Africa.
Here is the Career Stats For Afridi.