BOOM BOOM SHAHID KHAN AFIRDI one of the most well known Pakistani cricketers who need no introduction in world of cricket across the globe is known as BOOM BOOM 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. He 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.
SHAHID KHAN AFIRDI was born in March 1, 1980 in Khyber Agency FATA Pakistan. He has two brothers and two daughters. He 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 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.
SHAHID KHAN AFIRDI 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 SHAHID KHAN AFIRDI 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
SHAHID KHAN AFIRDI 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 SHAHID KHAN AFIRDI to reach a fuller potential by improving his shot selection and giving him free rein over his batting attitude.
On 21 November 2005, SHAHID KHAN AFIRDI 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, SHAHID KHAN AFIRDI announced a temporary retirement from Test cricket so that he could concentrate on ODIs. However, on 27 April he reversed his decision,
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. SHAHID KHAN AFIRDI 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 Afridi chose not to appeal the ban, despite feeling that the punishment was excessively harsh