Sahibzada M. Shahid Khan Afridi, or simply known as Shahid Afridi, is a true definition of words like “Legend” and “Super star”. He is known to be among those batsmen who introduced aggressive batting style in the game of cricket. Often known for his huge sixes, his unofficial title of “Boom Boom” became very popular. Born in 1980, Shahid Afridi made his international cricketing debut in 1996 when he played ODI against Kenya. In his only second one day international match and first batting inning, Shahid Afridi surprised the whole world when he made fastest international century on just 37 balls. The record remained unbroken for almost 18 years. He is Right-Handed batsman and bowls leg spin with right arm.
Afridi made his test debut in 1998 against Australia, two years after his ODI debut. During his career, Shahid Afridi played 27 Test matches and 398 ODIs. His last test match was against Australia in 2010, while he also announced his retirement from one day international cricket after 2015 ICC World cup. However, as the current captain of Pakistan T20 team, he aims to win the upcoming 2016 T20 World Cup for his team and end his career on a high note.
Throughout his career, Shahid Afridi made various records as well as faced various controversies. In 2007 just prior to ICC World Cup, he was suspended for four games for throwing bat at a spectator. In 2010, Afridi was seen biting the ball on field which led to 2 T20 matches ban. Similarly, Shahid Afridi announced conditional retirement in 2011 after having certain dispute with the PCB.
Talking about his brilliance, Afridi led his team towards victory in 2009 T20 World Cup by performing brilliantly in semi-final and final. He also holds the record of hitting maximum sixes (351) at international level. His 395 ODI wickets are fifth highest by any international