‘Boom Boom’ Shahid Afridi is a legend, whether people agree to it or not. His remarkable record of combative bowling, barbaric batting and exceptional off the field performance, it is safe to say that the iconic Shahid Afridi will always top the BOOM BOOM charts.
After completing almost two decades of his cricket career, today he stands at a point where the country fears he is near to losing spirit, but this article is a reminder to all those falling in despair, that Afridi’s match winning record cannot be forgotten whatsoever.
No one can forget the number of world records this man has made.
Most sixes by a batsman (350*), youngest player to score a century in ODIs (16 years and 217 days), joint second fastest 50 (18 balls), sixth highest wicket taker of all times in ODI (395 wickets), second best bowling figures in ODI (7 for 12), most wickets by a captain in world cups (22 in 2011), the only Pakistani to score 10,000 runs and take 500 wickets in all forms of the game and, lest we forget, the booming 16-year-old record of the fastest century scored in any format of the game (102 off 37 balls).
In appreciate to the player’s exceptional contributions to international cricket, here are some memorable highlights from Afridi’s career that will win your heart once again;
1. 105* off 45 Balls
2. Longest SIX; 158m
3. Rapid Fire; 56 Runs in 26 Balls
4. One of the most memorable match winning performances
5. 27 Runs on 5 Balls
6. 8 SIXES in a Row!
Team Lala, for life!
Also See: Shahid Afridi – The Six Hitting Machine