Shahid Khan Afridi.

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Shahid Khan Afridi Is Complete-All-Rounder for any type of Cricket. He Is Known By His Hard Hitting Batsman In The World. Because Of His Batting Style, The Former England Captain Nasir Hossain give him a Tilte of ``` BOOM BOOM AFRIDI```. Nowadays, the title of ```BOOM BOOM AFRIDI is very famous in Cricket.

A Great Sports Man.

He is known for his aggressive batting style, and holds the record for the fastest ODI century which he made in his first international innings, as well as scoring 32 runs in a single over, the second highest scoring over ever in an ODI. He also holds the distinction of having hit the most number of sixes in the history of ODI cricket. Afridi considers himself a better bowler than batsman, and has taken 48 Test wickets and over 350 in ODIs. Currently Afridi is third on the list of leading wicket takers in the Twenty20 format, behind Saeed Ajmal and Umer Gul of Pakistan, taking 62 wickets from 56 matches. Shahid Afridi has signed to play for Sydney Thunder in Australia’s Twenty20 Big Bash league.In June 2009, Afridi took over the Twenty20 captaincy from Younus Khan, and was later appointed ODI captain for the 2010 Asia Cup. In his first match as ODI captain against Sri Lanka he scored a century however Pakistan still lost by 16 runs. He then also took over the Test captaincy but resigned after one match in charge citing lack of form and ability to play Test cricket; at the same time he announced his retirement from Tests. He retained the captaincy in limited-overs form of the game and led the team in the 2011 World Cup. In May 2011, having led Pakistan in 34 ODIs, Afridi was replaced as captain. Later that month he announced his conditional retirement from international cricket in protest against his treatment by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB). However, in October he reversed his decision. UNICEF and Pakistani authorities have taken Shahid Afridi on board for its anti-polio campaign in the tribal belt of lawless Waziristan region.
Some Data About Shahid Afridi.
Full Name=Sahibzada Mohammad Shahid Khan Afridi
Batting style=Right hand batsman Bowling style:Leg-break and Googly.
Place of birth=Khyber Agency, Pakistan
Major Teams= Pakistan, Asia XI, Deccan Chargers, Dhaka Gladiators, Fly Emirates XI, Griqualand West, Habib Bank Limited, Hampshire, ICC World XI, Karachi, Leicestershire, Melbourne Renegades, South Australia.
Records Of Shahid Afridi`s are given below:
Fastest Century:
In his second One-day International, and his very first innings, Shahid Afridi walked in with Waqar Younis' bat , and blasted the then World Champions, Sri Lanka for the fastest ever 100 in one-day International cricket. His destructive innings brought up three figures in just 37 balls.

Afridi also holds the record for the 4th (100 of 45 deliveries) and 7th(100 of 53 deliveries) fastest hundreds which he smashed against India and Bangladesh respectively.

Fastest Fifty:
Shahid Afridi also holds the record for twice hitting the second fastest fifty in one-day Internationals (off 18 deliveries), and he has the record for hitting the 5th fastest fifty to his name as well (off 19 deliveries).

Shahid Afridi has also scored fifties off 20,21 and 22 deliveries.

Youngest player to score a hundred:
Shahid Afridi is the youngest player ever to hit a one-day International's century. He scored his first century of International career at the age of just 16-years and 217-days.

Highest career strike rate:
Shahid Afridi has the *highest strike-rate in one-day International's at a strike-rate of 113.82 per 100 balls.

*Minimum qualification for this record

Most Sixes in Limited over Cricket
Well this is the record whcih had to go to Shahid Afridi as he is known for his massive shots and sixes and he has more sixes to his name than any other cricketer ever, with 366 over all in all formates of the game while 288 in ODI cricket, 26 in T20′s which makes him the King of Sixes.

Most runs off one over:
Shahid Afridi holds the number two position in scoring most run off one over in ODI's, in 2007 he smashed Sri Lanka's CM Bandara for 32 runs in over .

Most matches in career:
Shahid Afridi is 10th in the list of most one-day International's played by a cricketer. Among the Pakistani cricketers he sits in at number three behind only Inzamam-ul-Haq and Wasim Akram.

Most wickets in career:
Shahid Afridi is one of eleven players who have taken more than 300 wickets in one-day Internationals, he sits at the number ten position jointly with India's Javagal Srinath, having taken 315 wickets in one-day Internationals. Shahid Afridi is also the third highest wicket-taker from Pakistan in one-day International's behind two legends of Pakistan cricket Wasim Akram and Waqar Younis.

Most wickets in T20 career:
Shahid Afridi also holds the record of being the leading wickets taker in T20 International's, he has 53 wickets to his name leading fellow Pakistani's Umar Gul, second with and Saeed Ajmal, third with .

4th leading Spinner with Most wickets to his Name
Only Muralitharan(522), Anil Kumble(337) and Sanath Jayasuria(322) are the bowlers who have more wickets in ODI cricket than Shahid Afridi.

Shahid Afridi in a League of his own
6000 runs and 300 wickets: Afridi is the second player only after the Sanath Jaysuriya to have gone past 300 ODI Wickets + 6000 Runs in ODI Cricket and with only 31 years of age and physicaly very fit I ca see him getting to 8000 Runs + 400 Wickets if he can play around 4 more years.

Most Man of the Match Awards:
Shahid Afridi has won the man of the match award 24 times in his career, among Pakistani's he is second only to Saeed Anwar who has 28 man of the match awards.
Afridi took 7 wickets for just 12 runs Vs WestIndies and set a new Pakistani ODI bowling record. He passed the previous holder Waqar Younis who took 7 wickets for 36 runs against England in 2001.


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author avatar M G Singh
29th Aug 2013 (#)

He is a good player, but he is not consistent.At crucial moments he has failed letting Pakistan down

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author avatar basitji
29th Aug 2013 (#)

yah! i agree with you. but every one have a natural abillity of playing. Thats is why he cant change his style... Thnx For Your Comments..

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