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Shahid Afridi

Pakistani all rounder cricketer Shahid Afridi

Full name: Sahibzada Mohammad Shahid Khan Afridi – Also Boom Boom Afridi
Born: March 1, 1980, Khyber Agency
Batting style: Right-hand bat
Bowling style: Legbreak googly
Major teams: Pakistan, Asia XI, Deccan Chargers, Griqualand West, Habib Bank Limited, ICC World XI, Karachi, Leicestershire, South Australia


Shahid Afridi, probably the most celebrated and popular all rounder the country has ever produced, is an entertaining allrounder who exploded onto the cricketing world by hitting the fastest ODI hundred in his maiden innings when he first joined the Pakistan Cricket Team back in 1996. Shahid Afridi’s hundred (100 off only 37 balls) had the fastest hundred record until recently.

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Shahid Afridi has to date played over 300 ODI matches for Pakistan, scoring over 7500 runs and 350 wickets.

He has always played cricket in an aggressive manner, though some would say reckless and he has refused to curb his aggressiveness. His style of play was and continues to be criticised by many but he equally has an army of fans who adore his daring approach to the game.

Afridi spent the majority of his career as an opener for Pakistan, where he lacked consistency as good starts were thrown away. He was quite fortunate to have played as many games and was not too far from finally losing his spot in the side.

It was the late Bob Woolmer who helped him turn things around. His role in the team was changed and he became a very useful player. Woolmer utilised his hitting power by moving him down the order where he played many quickfire innings. Also, this was the time when he truly became an all-rounder as Woolmer recognised the strength of Afridi’s leg spin which was grossly underused previously. He was no longer a part-time bowler but could have made the side on the strength of his bowling alone. He was transformed from an inconsistent batsman into a fine bowling all-rounder. His fielding is also top class, he never gives up, and his agility has got him some quality catches and saved many runs for Pakistan.

This period under Woolmer was when he broke into the Test side and performed very well. He scored runs at a healthy strike rate. His bowling was handy at the Test level where he took some crucial wickets. Things turned when he announced a temporary retirement from Test cricket.

His bowling improved in leaps and bound and in recent years, he had become a leading bowler for the side. Although many felt that Afridi had played his best and last innings in 1996, he came to the party in the World Twenty20 in 2009. Two exceptionally un-Afridi like fifties in the semi final and final won Pakistan the trophy and Afridi gained legendary status as he stood mid-pitch hands outstretched like a superhero. It gave Pakistani supporters some hope that Afridi can for once become the all-rounder they all hoped he would be. His recent maturity and form had given him the honour of captaining Pakistan in T20 Internationals

With the suspension of Salman Butt for spot-fixing, he found himself in charge of the ODI team. As ODI captain he once again created a winning atmosphere in the team and along with his wicket-taking bowling, he was able to lead Pakistan quite well. While there was some uncertainty over whether he would be chosen to lead the side for the 2011 World Cup, he was eventually chosen to lead the side and emulate the other Pathan all-rounder – Imran Khan. Playing a major role with the ball, he helped Pakistan to a semi-final spot before they were beaten by eventual winners India. He finished the tournament as joint-leading wicket-taker.

Although as was his nature, controversy was to follow soon after as a spat between Shahid Afridi and the board meant that he announced a conditional retirement from the game as long as the current board was in charge.

After the resignation of Waqar Younis from the team, Shahid Afridi announced that his retirement was revoked. He would be available for selection again and was happy to play under the captaincy of Misbah-ul-Haq. Shahid Afridi performed brilliantly well in his comeback series against Sri Lanka in Dubai. In one of the matches, Shahid Afridi single handedly won Pakistan the match after scoring 75 with the bat and following by taking a five wicket haul.

Shahid Afridi took a slump in form with bat and ball during the World Twenty20 of 2012. He was unable to help his team with his magical bowling spells nor blistering stroke play that he is known for. Afridi was dropped from the ODIs for the India tour but kept his place in the T20I squad. Shahid Afridi got called back to the ODI & T20I squad for the South Africa tour but went wicketless His fans and followers declared his return when he nearly took Pakistan to an unlikely victory out of nowhere by scoring 88 on 48 balls with the help of 7 sixes. His bad bowling form in both international and domestic cricket saw him getting dropped for the Champions Trophy 2013.

He made a strong comeback against Pakistan’s tour of West Indies where he scored a match-winning 76 runs and took personal best bowling figures of 7-12. In his follow up series against Zimbabwe, South Africa and Sri Lanka, Shahid Afridi showed glimpses of excellence, but as has been the case since his debut in 1996, he lacked consistency.

Shahid Afridi announces retirement

Shahid Afridi has announced retirement from ODI cricket after 2015 Cricket World Cup in Australia. He said he will now only focus on T20 cricket. But there is still a huge fan following that he enjoys back home, Shahid Afridi may take back his retirement decision but it will depend on how the team performs.

Batting and Fielding Averages

Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 27 48 1 1716 156 36.51 1973 86.97 5 8 220 52 10 0
ODIs 381 353 26 7652 124 23.40 6614 115.69 6 36 688 333 119 0
T20Is 74 69 11 1112 54* 19.17 772 144.04 0 4 89 46 20 0
First-class 111 183 4 5631 164 31.45 12 30 75 0
List A 482 449 30 10457 124 24.95 8 55 144 0
Twenty20 150 134 16 2320 80 19.66 1507 153.94 0 7 191 110 39 0

Bowling Averages

Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 27 47 3194 1709 48 5/52 5/43 35.60 3.21 66.5 1 1 0
ODIs 381 355 16732 12929 378 7/12 7/12 34.20 4.63 44.2 4 9 0
T20Is 74 73 1610 1741 77 4/11 4/11 22.61 6.48 20.9 3 0 0
First-class 111 13493 7023 258 6/101 27.22 3.12 52.2 8 0
List A 482 21319 16464 492 7/12 7/12 33.46 4.63 43.3 5 11 0
Twenty20 150 149 3253 3554 173 5/20 5/20 20.54 6.55 18.8 4 1 0

Shahid Afridi News

Pakistan crush Ireland to reach World Cup quarter-finals 15 Mar 2015

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Don’t compare me with Kohli please: Akmal 12 Mar 2015

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Punchbag Misbah rises above Pakistan trouble and strife 10 Mar 2015

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Pakistan stun South Africa to revive World Cup charge 7 Mar 2015

Sydney – Pakistan clinched a thrilling 29-run win over South Africa at the World Cup on Saturday to put themselves on course for the quarter-finals, while Ireland were also in sight of a last-eight place. Full Scorecard: Pakistan vs Sout...

Clinical Pakistan march on with UAE victory 4 Mar 2015

Napier (New Zealand) – Pakistan continued their World Cup revival with a professional batting and bowling performance in a 129-run win against United Arab Emirates in Napier on Wednesday. Opener Ahmed Shehzad fell seven short of his maid...

Pakistan’s Afridi joins 8,000 one-day run club 4 Mar 2015

Napier (New Zealand) – Swashbuckling Pakistani allrounder Shahid Afridi joined the 8,000 one-day run club during his innings of 21 not out against the United Arab Emirates at the World Cup at Napier on Wednesday. The 35-year-old became t...

Misbah represents biggest threat for South Africa: Smith 3 Mar 2015

Pakistan skipper Misbah-ul-Haq will pose the biggest threat for South Africa and if they can nullify him on March 7 at Eden Park in Auckland, half the battle is won, feels former Proteas skipper Graeme Smith. “Pakistan always presents a ...

World Cup 2015 Preview: Pakistan vs Zimbabwe – Match 23 Pool B 1 Mar 2015

A fortnight has passed in the World Cup 2015, and Pakistan has not been arrived at the scene yet. Every other country has shown their presence felt – even the United Arab Emirates and Afghanistan have. Pakistan remains a bunch of cricket...

World Cup 2015 Preview: Pakistan vs West Indies – Match 10 Pool B 20 Feb 2015

Both Pakistan and West Indies will seek their first win of the World Cup 2015 when they lock horns at the Hagley Oval in Christchurch on February 21. Both would want to forget their opening fixtures and begin anew in this world cup. Paki...

Pakistan fail to break jinx as India record 76-run victory 15 Feb 2015

Virat Kohli scored an imperious century as India opened their World Cup defence in convincing fashion with a 76-run victory over Pakistan in a frenzied atmosphere. The much-anticipated Pool B grudge match, the latest chapter in one of th...

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