Introduction – Shahid Afridi
Shahid Afridi is a Pakistani qualified cricketer and ex- captain of the Pakistan national cricket team. He similarly holds a record of earning maximum wickets and most player of the match rewards in Twenty-20 International cricket.
He is recognized for his energetic and dynamic batting style, and formerly carried the record for the fastest One Day International century in thirty seven supplies. He similarly carries the merit of having hit the maximum total of sixes in the antiquity of ODI cricket. Afridi reflects himself a finer bowler than batsman, and has earned forty eight Test wickets and more than 350 in ODIs. At present, Afridi is heading the chart of maximum T20I wickets with 92 wickets from 92 games. Afridi presently is the Head for Pakistan Super League team Peshawar Zalmi that is possessed by his cousin Javed Afridi.
Shahid Afridi is a humanitarian and possessor of the Shahid Afridi Foundation. In the year 2015, Afridi was titled amongst the best 20 most altruistic sports persons in the world by Do Something.
Shahid Afridi was born on the 1st day of March, the year 1980 in Khyber Agency of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas, Pakistan.
He belongs to the Afridi ethnic group of Pashtuns. He is the cousin of CEO of Haier Pakistan, Javed Afridi. Afridi is wedded to Nadia and has four daughters, Ajwa Afridi, Asmara Afridi, Aqsa Afridi and Ansha Afridi.
Beginning of Career
In October, the year 1996 when he was at the age of 16 years, Afridi was enrolled into the One Day International team throughout the four-nation Sameer Cup 1996 and 1997 as a leg spinner as a substitute for the incapacitated Mushtaq Ahmed. He played his first ever match on 2 October versus Kenya, but he did not bat and left wicket less. In the following match versus Sri Lanka, Afridi batted at number three in the part of a pinch-hitter. In his first intercontinental match, he broke the best ever grading for fastest century in ODI cricket, attaining his hundred from thirty seven balls.
The eleven sixes he hit too totaled the record for maximum in an ODI innings. Aged 16 years and 217 days, he turned out to be the youngest performer to score an ODI century. Pakistan displayed an aggregate of 371, at the time the second-highest in ODIs, and won by 82 runs, he was titled as man of the match. The record for fastest century in ODI was fragmented by New Zealand cricketer Corey Anderson on 1st January 2014, who hit 131* runs from 36 balls and is currently carried by South-African cricketer AB de Villiers who made a century from 31 balls on 18 January 2015 versus West Indies.
Two years subsequently performing at the international scene, he made his Test match introduction in the 3rdcompetition of a three-match series versus Australia on 22nd October 1998. By this fact he had before now played sixty six ODIs, at the time a record before playing Tests. He unbolted the batting, creating scores of 10 and 6, and took five wickets in the first innings. He performed his second Test the next January throughout Pakistan’s trip to India, it was the first Test among the two teams ever since the year 1990. Yet again opening the batting, Afridi recorded his initial Test century, marking 141 runs from 191 balls. In the similar match he likewise appealed three wickets for 54 runs. Subsequently winning the initial match by 12 runs, Pakistan lost the second match to draw the series.
In the year 2001, Shahid Afridi contracted an agreement to denote Leicestershire. In 5 first-class games he recorded 295 runs at an average of 42.14, with a highest score of 164, and acquired 11 wickets at an average of 46.45; he similarly performed 11 one day matches for the club, counting 481 runs at an average of 40.08 and acquiring 18 wickets at 24.04. His maximum score of 95 derived from 58 balls in a semi-final of the C&G Trophy to support Leicestershire beat Lancashire by seven wickets. Derbyshire County Cricket Club contracted Afridi to play for them in the first two months of the 2003 English cricket period. In June the year 2004, he contracted with English district side Kent to play for them in three Twenty-20 matches and one Tote sport League game.
Shahid Afridi prepared his attendance sensed in the third Test versus India in March the year 2005, recording a quick-fire second-innings half-century and acquiring 5 wickets in the match, as well as Tendulkar two times, to support Pakistan to success the match and record a series draw. In April, he hit what at the time was the equivalent to the second-fastest century in ODIs, he touched 100 off 45 provisions versus India, allocating the record with West Indian Brian Lara. He was more reliable with his batting and bowling during the course of 2005, beginning with the trips of India and West Indies and during the England visit. The Pakistani trainer Bob Woolmer assisted Afridi to stretch a completer capability by enhancing his shot choice and allowing him free rein over his batting style.
On 21 November the year 2005, Shahid Afridi was expelled for a Test game and 2 One Days for intentionally destructing the field in the second match of the three-Test series versus England. TV cameras visualized him rubbing his field boots on the field deteriorating the outward while play was held up subsequently a gas container blasted. Afridi afterwards begged remorseful to a level three rupture of the ICC code of behavior concerning to the soul of the game. Match umpire Roshan Mahanama said: “This prohibition ought to assist as a message to the players that this sort of action is not tolerable.”
On 12 April 2006, Shahid Afridi declared an impermanent superannuation from Test cricket so that he might focus on ODIs, with a specific attention on the 2007 World Cup, and to devote more time with his family. He stated that he would deliberate with drawing his resolution subsequently the World Cup. He had performed 10 Tests ever since being recollected to the side in January 2005, being an average of 47.44 with the bat counting with 4 centuries. Yet, on 27 April he overturned his resolution, stating that “[Woolmer] said to me that I am one of the foremost performers in the team and group and that Pakistan actually required me”. Afore Pakistan visited England in July to September, he performed for Ireland as a foreign participant in the C&G Trophy. In 6 matches, he recorded 128 runs and acquired 7 wickets. England won the four-match Test series 3–0, Afridi performed 2 matches, recording 49 runs and acquiring 3 wickets. It was the latest Test cricket Afridi performed till the year 2010.
Shahid Afridi was accused on 8th February 2007, of carrying the game into disgrace when he was seen on camera pushing his bat at a non-looker who cursed at him on his way up the ladders after being discharged. Afridi was specified a four-game ODI postponement, the least probable prohibition for such a wrong doing, denoting that he would miss Pakistan’s first 2 2007 World Cup games. The Pakistan Cricket Board and Afridi elected not to demand the prohibition, not with standing sensitivity that the punishment was extremely cruel.
In the 2007 World Twenty20, Shahid Afridi played unwell with the bat however wonderfully with the ball, making the Man of the Series reward, and yet he failed to take a wicket in the last and was out for a golden duck. However in the next ICC Twenty20 World Cup that took place in 2009 Shahid Afridi played excellently in the series counting fifty runs in the semi-final and 54 in the final and heading his squad to triumph.
Unconfirmed Superannuation and Reappearance
On 30th May, Shahid Afridi declared his unconfirmed departure from international cricket in objection in contradiction of his behavior by the PCB. The circumstance on his reappearance was that the board be changed. The PCB deferred Afridi’s central agreement, charged him 4.5 million rupees ($52,300), plus canceled his no-objection certificate (NOC) which permitted him to perform for Hampshire. He filed a request with the Sindh High Court to reverse the permissions. On 15th June, Shahid Afridi took out his appeal later to an out of court reimbursement and the PCB restored his NOC. When the PCB’s central contracts were changed in August, he was permitted to take break.
In October he extracted his superannuation as Ijaz Butt had been changed as chairman of the PCB. 2 weeks next to his declaration, he was comprised in Pakistan’s group to play with Sri Lanka in 3 ODIs and one T20I. In November 2011, he turned out to be the solitary cricketer to score a half-century and acquire 5 wickets on two different events in ODIs. Shahid Afridi attained this accomplishment in the 4th ODI versus Sri Lanka which assisted Pakistan to protect the one-day series. He also turned out to be the first individual to score 50 in his 50th T20 International (he is the simply one to have performed 50 T20’s from 9 July 2012). He carries the most Player of the Match rewards with 7, one overhead Senath Jayasuriya and Kevin Pietersen who are both tied in 2nd place with 6.
In 2013 throughout the first ODI match versus the West Indies in Guyana, Shahid Afridi completed with statistics of 7/12, the second greatest ODI bowling records of all time. In July 2014, he performed for the Rest of the World side in the Bicentenary Celebration match at Lord’s. Afridi declared his superannuation from ODI cricket subsequently 2015 Cricket World Cup. Pakistan lost to Australia in the quarter final and lost the competition.
In March the year 2016, Pakistan was eradicated from the 2016 ICC World Twenty20 after losing to India, New Zealand and Australia. There were discussions regarding this being Afridi’s ‘last Twenty20’ and he stated after the loss to Australia that he would muse regarding retiring and declare it in one week. On 3rdApril 2016, he declared he will not be retiring, however in its place, just resign as Twenty20 Captain.
In September 2016, the Pakistan Cricket Board declared that they desired Shahid Afridi to withdraw. Afridi stated it was discriminating for them to publicize his ideas in the media, but then said he needed a last match, which did not occur as an outcome of him withdrawing a gathering about the matter with the Pakistan Cricket Board.
His common way of batting is very dynamic and has received him the epithet “Boom Boom Afridi”. In addition, from the 7 fastest ODI centuries of all time, Afridi has created 3 of them. From May 2013, he has an ODI strike rate of 114.53 runs for each 100 balls, the third maximum in the game’s antiquity. This boldness has been conveyed to Test cricket also, with Afridi recording at a comparatively high strike rate of 86.97.
He smashes many sixes lengthy and high, preferring straight up the ground or over mid-wicket. His logo shot is a cross-batted flick to the leg-side to a ball outdoor off stump. Though, his dynamic style rises his danger of getting out and he is one of the most unpredictable batsmen in cricket. He has moved about the hitting order, and this lack of steadiness has made it problematic for him to relax. In the Indian subcontinent, where the ball rapidly drops its polish, he chooses to open the batting yet somewhere else he chooses to bat at number six.
Having taking place as a fast bowler, Shahid Afridi resulted to begin bowling spin when he was communicated he was tossing. He demonstrated himself on Pakistan leg-spinner Abdul Qadir. Shahid Afridi started his vocation as principally a bowler, yet after recording the fastest century in his initial ODI innings more was projected of him with the bat. He deliberates himself a finer bowler than batsman. Although he is famous for his energetic batting, he is also a nearby leg-spinner proficient of creating a good combination of wicket acquiring balls.
Shahid Afridi’s career was exceptional, even his teammates were impressed when he met with Wasim Akram for the first time as he shared.
Even after retirement, he has shown his desire and interest in the team and gave some serious remarks as well. Just like he did with Shaheen Shah Afridi when he was unhappy with his last three deliveries against Australia that cost the team the T20 World Cup final spot.