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Shahid Afridi
Shahid Afridi in August 2017
Personal information
Full name Sahibzada Mohammad Shahid Khan Afridi
Born 1 March 1975 (1975-03-01) (age 46)
Khyber, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan
Nickname Boom Boom, Lala
Batting style Right-handed
Bowling style Right-arm leg spin
Role All-rounder
Relations Irfan Afridi (nephew)
International information
National side Pakistan
Test debut (cap 153) 22 October 1998 v Australia
Last Test 13 July 2010 v Australia
ODI debut (cap 109) 2 October 1996 v Kenya
Last ODI 20 March 2015 v Australia
ODI shirt no. 10
T20I debut (cap 8) 28 August 2006 v England
Last T20I 31 May 2018 v West Indies
T20I shirt no. 10
Domestic team information
Years Team
1995/96–2003/04 Karachi
1997/98–2016/17 Habib Bank Limited
2004/05–2014/15 Karachi Dolphins
2007/08–2008/09 Sindh
2011–2012 Hampshire
2016–2017 Peshawar Zalmi (squad no. 10)
2016–2017 Hampshire
2018/19–2019/20 Multan Sultans (squad no. 10)
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI T20I FC
Matches 27 398 99 113
Runs scored 1,716 8,064 1,416 5,695
Batting average 36.51 23.57 17.92 31.46
100s/50s 5/8 6/39 0/4 12/31
Top score 156 124 54* 164
Balls bowled 3,194 17,670 2,168 13,657
Wickets 48 395 98 266
Bowling average 35.60 34.51 24.44 26.68
5 wickets in innings 1 9 0 8
10 wickets in match 0 0 0 0
Best bowling 5/52 7/12 4/11 6/101
Catches/stumpings 10/– 127/– 30/– 78/–

Shahid Afridi (Urdu: شاہدآفریدی), born Sahibzada Mohammad Shahid Khan Afridi on 1 March 1975) is a Pakistani cricketer. He played 27 Tests, 350 One Day Internationals, and 59 Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is) for the Pakistani national team between 1996 and 2012. He first played a ODI match on 2 October 1996 against Kenya. He played his first Test match on 22 October 1998 against Australia.

On 4 October 1996, Afridi scored the fastest ODI century in just 37 balls. He held this record for 12 years, until Corey Anderson broke it in 2013. He scored 32 runs in a single over, the second highest scoring over ever in an ODI. He has also hit the most number of sixes in the history of ODI cricket. He holds the record of most wickets in T20 from Pakistan. Indian former cricketer Ravi Shastari gave him the title of "Boom Boom".


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