Shahid Afridi

Sahibzada Mohammad Shahid Khan Afridi (Pashto: صاحبزاده محمد شاهد خان افریدی, Urdu: صاحبزادہ محمد شاہد خان آفریدی) (born 1 March 1980 in Khyber Agency), popularly known as Shahid Afridi (Pashto: شاهد ‏افریدی), is a Pakistani cricketer currently playing for the Pakistani national team. He made his ODI debut on 2 October 1996 against Kenya in Nairobi and his Test debut on 22 October 1998 against Australia at Karachi. He is known for his aggressive batting style, and currently holds the highest career strike rate in the history of international cricket. In a recent survey, Afridi was named as the most popular cricketer in Pakistan. He also holds the record for the fastest one day century. His general style of batting is very aggressive and attack oriented and has earned him the nickname "Boom Boom Afridi" for his fastest One Day International century just in 37 balls. As of 22 May 2007, he has an ODI strike rate of 109.38 runs per 100 balls, the highest in the game's history. This attitude has been transferred to Test cricket as well, with Afridi scoring at a relatively high strike rate of 86.13 in Tests. He has an approach to batting that can change the tempo of a game and inspire


  • Afridi blames top order batsmen for T20 loss

    The Associated Press 3 weeks ago
    Afridi blames top order batsmen for T20 loss
    ISLAMABAD (AP) — Flamboyant allrounder Shahid Afridi has blamed the negative approach of Pakistan's top order batsmen for the team's heavy defeat by the West Indies and early exit from the World Twenty20. Pakistan returned home on Wednesday after ...
  • The Associated Press

    West Indies bats first vs. Pakistan at World T20

    The Associated Press 3 weeks ago
    MIRPUR, Bangladesh (AP) — West Indies captain Darren Sammy won the toss and decided to bat first against Pakistan in their World Twenty20 semifinal decider on Tuesday. Both teams went in unchanged in a game that will decide the second qualifier ...

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