Shahid Afridi in August 2017
|Full name||Sahibzada Mohammad Shahid Khan Afridi|
|Born||1 March 1975|
Khyber, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan
|Nickname||Boom Boom, Lala|
|Height||5 ft 11 in (180 cm)|
|Bowling||Right-arm leg spin|
|Relations||Irfan Afridi (nephew)|
|Test debut (cap 153)||22 October 1998 v Australia|
|Last Test||13 July 2010 v Australia|
|ODI debut (cap 109)||2 October 1996 v Kenya|
|Last ODI||20 March 2015 v Australia|
|ODI shirt no.||10|
|T20I debut (cap 8)||28 August 2006 v England|
|Last T20I||31 May 2018 v West Indies|
|T20I shirt no.||10|
|Domestic team information|
|1997/98–2016/17||Habib Bank Limited|
|2016–2017||Peshawar Zalmi (squad no. 10)|
|2018/19–2019/20||Multan Sultans (squad no. 10)|
Source: ESPNcricinfo, 1 June 2018
Shahid Afridi (Urdu: شاہدآفریدی), born Sahibzada Mohammad Shahid Khan Afridi on 1 March 1975) is a Pakistani cricketer. He played 27 Tests, 350 One Day Internationals, and 59 Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is) for the Pakistani national team between 1996 and 2012. He first played a ODI match on 2 October 1996 against Kenya. He played his first Test match on 22 October 1998 against Australia.
On 4 October 1996, Afridi scored the fastest ODI century in just 37 balls. He held this record for 12 years, until Corey Anderson broke it in 2013. He scored 32 runs in a single over, the second highest scoring over ever in an ODI. He has also hit the most number of sixes in the history of ODI cricket. He holds the record of most wickets in T20 from Pakistan. Indian former cricketer Ravi Shastari gave him the title of "Boom Boom".
References[change | change source]
- Not every team that Shahid has played for are listed here. Those that he played for in only one season have been omitted.
- "Shahid Afridi reveals name of Indian cricketer behind his nickname ‘Boom Boom’". Retrieved 10 September 2018
- "ICC World Twenty20 teams guide". BBC Sport. 28 April 2010. Retrieved 21 February 2011.
- "Shahid Afridi Profile – ICC Ranking, Age, Career Info & Stats". Cricbuzz.
- Steer, Duncan, Shahid Afridi: the story of my life, Spin: The Cricket Magazine, retrieved 27 February 2011
- "#OnThisDay: Afridi smashed world record of fastest ODI century". Pakistan Today.
- "Corey Anderson: Fastest 100 for New Zealand batsman", BBC.
- "One-Day Internationals / Batting records / Most runs off one over". Cricinfo. Retrieved 26 February 2010.
- "One-Day Internationals / Batting records / Most sixes in career". Cricinfo. Retrieved 30 June 2010.
Other websites[change | change source]
Media related to Shahid Afridi at Wikimedia Commons