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Famous cricket player of Pakistan: Shahid Afridi

by on February 21, 2011
in Pakistan, Profiles


  • Shahid Khan Afridi commonly known as Boom Boom of Pakistan cricket team, made his debut in one day cricket in 1996 against Kenya.
  • He was only 16 years of age when he played his first international match.
  • Shahid holds numerous records to his name, and is said to be the most dangerous player in the squad. He is capable of scoring fifty runs in less than 20 balls and as per scoring a century he has done that in just 37 balls.
  • Shahid Afridi has played 1999 ICC Cricket World Cup, 2003 ICC Cricket World cup and  2007 ICC Cricket World Cup and his performance has not been very remarkable. Shahid Afridi was the highest wicket taker of World Cup Cricket 2011. 
  • There is no denying to his match twisting skills but has always been having problems with his consistency. Being the most senior player in the team he is working on his batting now.
  • In 395 ODI’s Shahid Afridi has scored more than 8000 runs with 6 centuries and 32 fifties, 124 being his highest total in an innings. He is only fourth Pakistani to reach this mark, 27th ODI batsman all over. 
  • Being an all rounder Afridi has terrific leg spin bowling skills and has taken 395 wickets with 3 five wicket hauls. (6/38 being his best figures). He is now the 5th most successful ODI bowler ever, now ahead of the likes of Bret Lee and Shaun Pollock. 
  • He is playing his last world cup in 2015 now and has a lot of hopes of bringing the cup home.
  • In 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup, Shahid Afridi bagged 5 wickets in 8 overs with 16 runs against Kenya breaking the record of Kapil Dev for best bowling figures in WC by a captain.
  • Shahid Afridi broke best bowling figures by a Pakistani bowler in World Cup 2011, a record previously held by Wasim Akram 5/28 against Namibia
  • Shahid Afridi has been awarded Man of the Match award for his match winning performance in the second match of 2011 ICC Cricket World cup against Sri Lankan cricket team. He took 4/34 in 10 overs.
  • Afridi picked up his 300th ODI wicket (3rd Pakistani) and the only 2nd player to take 6000 runs and 300 wickets in ODIs in a match against Sri Lankan cricket team in 2011 Cricket World cup.
  • Shahid Afridi is participating in 2015 Cricket ODI world cup as one of the most experienced players from Pakistan Cricket Team. Before 2015 Cricket world cup, Shahid Afridi has 395 ODI wickets and he has completed his 8000 runs in ODI cricket.

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