Sahibzada Mohammad Shahid Khan Afridi popularly known as Shahid Afridi is a Pakistani cricketer who currently plays for the Pakistani national team. Afridi is reputed for an attacking batting mode and in the history of international cricket has the highest career strike rate. As per a survey in Pakistan in the recent past he is the most famous cricketer. He is a right handed batsman and a right arm medium pace bowler.

He made his ODI debut on October 2, 1996 against Kenya in Nairobi and his Test debut on October 22, 1998 against Australia at Karachi. In October 1996 as Mushtaq Ahmed was injured his placed in the One day International team was filled by Afridi who was only sixteen years old.

Afridi did not have a vast opportunity in Test matches. Yet in March 2005 during the third Test against India he scored a half century in the second innings quickly as well as took five wickets (which included Tendulkar’s wicket twice) and assisted Pakistan to win the game and level the series.In the year 2005 Afridi’s bowling and batting were very consistent while playing against India, West Indies and England. Bob Woolmer the Pakistan coach assisted Afridi to improve his shot selection and offered him an unrestrained rein on the batting attitude.For the Twenty20 World Cup in 2007 he was awarded the Man of the Series Award as he bowled brilliantly however he could not impress with the bat nor could take a wicket in the final.

Role All Rounder
Height / weight 5.0 m /
Born 24 Dec 1989
Nationality Pakistan Pakistan
Nickname Boom
Number 10
Team History
Multan Sultans 2018 - 2019
Islamic Republic of Pakistan National Cricket Team 1996 - 2018
Peshawar Zalmi 2016 - 2017
Hampshire 2016 - 2017
Habib Bank Limited cricket team Habib Bank Limited 1997 - 2016
Karachi Dolphins Karachi Dolphins 2004 - 2014
Hampshire County Cricket Club Hampshire County 2011 - 2012
Sindh cricket team Sindh 2007 - 2008
Karachi cricket team 1995 - 2003

Major achievements

He holds the record for scoring the fastest century in One Day Internationals off 37 ballsIn March 2005 while playing against India he took 3 wickets in the second innings and scored a fifty in 26 deliveries.As he hit the roof of the Millennium Stadium he became the first player to score 12 runs in a single delivery.Afridi has scored 5000 runs and has taken 200 wickets in One day International history and is the just the third player to have achieved this record.

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    i hate u shahid afridi ( understand ) i don,t like u ...... u are the ugliest man in the world ... umar akmal are the best .....

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    afridi u are our proud

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    Noor Fatima.

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