Shahid Afridi

Player Bio
Full Name:
Sahibzada Mohammad Shahid Khan Afridi
Date of Birth: 1st March, 1980
Place of Birth: Khyber Agency, NWFP, Pakistan
Age: 26 years
Height: 5 feet, 11 inches
Nickname: Boom Boom Afridi, Lala
Right handed Batsman and Right Arm Legbreak Bowler
Shahid Afridi Wife: Nadia Afridi

Shahid Afridi burst on to the cricket scene in 1996. He was selected for his leg spin bowling but created history by scoring the fastest ODI hundred in his first innings. He was sent up the order to try to score quick runs and that he surely did by scoring a hundred in 37 balls. Such a remarkable feat by a 16 year old turned him in to a super star over night. He has continued to focus on scoring fast instead of focusing on preserving his wicket. His single minded focus on throwing the kitchen sink at every delivery makes for very interesting viewing as anything can happen. His all out quest for glory or bust has earned him legions of fans in Pakistan. However, he has had to pay for having the highest strike rate in ODI cricket in terms of being under severe scrutiny for having a low average. When his heroics fail he is usually dropped from the Pakistan team only to come back stronger and earn back his place. He has earned all his fame due to his dare devil batting but he has also distinguished himself as a handy legbreak bowler with a wicked quicker delivery that clocks up to 80 mph. His aggressive bowling and athletic fielding has helped him stay in the team at times when his batting has failed him.

Videos of Shahid Afridi:
Shahid Afridi Fastest Century Video - 37 Balls Vs Sri Lanka - 4th October, 1996

Shahid Afridi 45 Ball Century Video Vs India at Kanpur, India - 15th April, 2005

Shahid Afridi Hits 4 sixes in 4 balls against Harbajan Singh of India in a test match

Shahid Afridi Hits his biggest six against Andrew Symonds of Australia

News Updates:

January 31, 2010: Shahid Afridi bites ball, banned for ball tampering - video
May 18, 2007: Shahid Afridi scores 32 runs in one over in the first ODI of the Pakistan Vs Sri Lanka ODI series in Abu Dhabi. The runs were scored against the Sri Lankan Leg Spinner Bandara.
December 1, 2006: Shahid Afridi has been left out of the ODI squad for the West Indies 5 ODI series due to his less than satisfactory performance over the last year.

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