Shahid Afridi is an all-rounder and a former captain of Pakistan. He is known for his power hitting. Shahid Afridi is fondly called "Boom Boom" by his fans. He retired from One Day Internationals and Test matches and currently plays Twenty20 format of the game. Afridi has made his final ODI appearance in the quarterfinal loss of Pakistan to Australia in the 2015 World Cup.
Afridi is the captain of the Pakistan Twenty20 Internationals team.
Shahid Afridi shot to fame in his maiden ODI series against Sri Lanka when he made a 37-ball hundred, which remained the record for fastest century in ODIs for 17 years. He played 398 ODIs and scored 8064 runs. Afridi also took 395 wickets in ODIs. Afridi holds the records for the most number of sixers (351) in ODI cricket.
- Shahid Afridi is the leading six-hitters in One Day Internationals. In the group match against South Africa in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015, Afridi became the first batsman to reach the milestone of 350 sixes in One Day Internationals. He ended his ODI career with 351 sixers, the most by a batsman in ODI cricket.
Stats & Trivia
- Shahid Afridi has 8 ducks in Twenty20 Internationals, the third-most by any batsman. He also has four ducks, the joint-most by a captain in Twenty20 Internationals.