Shahid Afridi


Shahid Afridi

Name Shahid Afridi
Player Type All-rounder (Right-handed Batsman, Leg-spin Bowler)
Date of Birth 1st March 1980
Father’s Name Sahabzada Fazal-ur-Rehman Afridi
Birthplace Khyber Agency, Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA), Pakistan
Career Starting Date 2nd October 1996 (ODI debut)
Career Retirement Date 31st May 2018 (ODI) / 22nd June 2018 (Test) / 31st March 2018 (T20)
Matches Played 398 ODIs, 27 Tests, 99 T20Is
Centuries 6 (ODI), 2 (Test)
Half Centuries 39 (ODI), 4 (Test), 5 (T20I)
Ducks 27 (ODI), 5 (Test), 8 (T20I)
Nervous Nineties 2 (ODI)
Wickets 395 (ODI), 48 (Test), 98 (T20I)
Captainship in Matches 218 ODIs, 3 Tests, 39 T20Is
Man of the Matches 32 (ODI), 3 (Test), 9 (T20I)

Biography: Shahid Afridi, born on 1st March 1980 in Khyber Agency, Pakistan, is one of cricket’s most explosive all-rounders. Nicknamed “Boom Boom Afridi,” he is known for his aggressive batting style and effective leg-spin bowling.

Afridi made his debut for Pakistan in 1996 and went on to become a cricketing sensation. His impactful hitting and ability to take wickets made him a match-winner for the team. Afridi played 398 ODIs, 27 Tests, and 99 T20Is for Pakistan.

In his career, Afridi scored 6 centuries in ODIs and 2 in Tests, along with 39 ODI half-centuries, 4 Test half-centuries, and 5 T20I half-centuries. He faced 27 ducks in ODIs, 5 in Tests, and 8 in T20Is.

Afridi’s penchant for attacking cricket led to a couple of nervous nineties in ODIs.

As a bowler, Afridi was equally impactful, taking 395 wickets in ODIs, 48 in Tests, and 98 in T20Is. His leg spin was a potent weapon in all formats of the game.

He also served as the captain of the Pakistan team, leading them in 218 ODIs, 3 Tests, and 39 T20Is.

Afridi was often awarded the “Man of the Match” for his exceptional performances, with 32 in ODIs, 3 in Tests, and 9 in T20Is.

World Records:

Note: As of my last update in September 2021, here are some of Shahid Afridi’s world records across formats:

World Records Record
Fastest ODI century (in 37 balls) Against Sri Lanka on 4th October 1996
Most sixes in ODI cricket by any player 351 sixes
Most wickets in T20I cricket for Pakistan 98 wickets

Please note that these records might have changed or been broken after September 2021.

Brand Endorsements: Shahid Afridi’s popularity and on-field charisma made him a sought-after personality for brand endorsements. His explosive batting style and match-winning abilities made him a favorite among fans and commercial brands alike. While I do not have access to specific details of his brand endorsements beyond September 2021, it is evident that his association with reputable brands further solidified his status as a cricketing superstar and a commercial icon. His endorsement deals reflected his marketability and brand appeal, and he remained an influential figure in the advertising world even after retiring from international cricket.

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