Shahid Afridi’s full name is Sahizada Mohammad Shahid Khan Afridi; the media calls him as Boom Boom or Lala.

He is a 46-year-old Pakistan international cricketer was the former captain of the Pakistan national cricket team.

A successful all-rounder, he was the record holder for the fastest ODI century in 37 balls

Have hit the most of the sixes in the history of ODI cricket

He has taken 395 wickets in ODI and 48 test wickets.

Afridi is 2nd on the chart of most T20I wickets, with 98 wickets in 99 matches.

In 2018 he retired from international cricket.

Background

Shahid Afridi, born in the federally administered tribal area of Khyber in Pakistan.

He belongs to a Sufi Pirs family his grandfather a well-known spiritual figure in Bhutan Sharif.

Shahid’s international career started when he, selected for the 1996-97 Sameer Cup as a leg spinner.

As a player he has represented a lot of clubs than just Pakistan; Afridi played in the Deccan Charger; 

Fly Emirates XI, Karachi, Dhaka Gladiators, Kowloon Cantons,

Leicestershire, Melbourne Renegades, Peshawar Zalmi and etc.

Career

On 2 October 1996, Shahid Afridi made his International debut in an ODI against Kenya.

In the next match, he made his batting debut against Sri Lanka. 

After two years he made his test debut against Australia in the third match of the series in 1998.

On 28 August 2006, he made his Twenty20I debut against England.

Pakistan Super League

Shahid Afridi was in the Peshawar Zalmi as a Captain in the first season.

After season 1 he was made the president of Peshawar Zalmi. 

In PSL 2017 Afridi steps down as captain and later for next year he went to Karachi Kings.

For PSL 2019 Shahid Afridi went to Multan Sultans as a player and he was retained for 2020.

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