Afridi announces retirement from International T20 Cricket
Shahid Afridi, the former Pakistani skipper and the legendary cricket known as Boom Boom in Cricket dairies, ends his T20 International Cricket career. After the heroic knock against the Karachi Kings this Sunday in the second edition of Pakistan Super League (PSL) Shahid Afridi announces his retirement from the shortest format of International Cricket. Afridi’s full name is Sahibzada Mohammad Shahid Khan Afridi. Sahibzada Mohammad Shahid Khan Afridi was born in Khyber Agency in FATA. Shahid Afridi was born on 1 March 1980. Shahid Afridi is 36 years old. Afridi started his International career when he was just 16 years old.
Afridi’s Cricket Profile:
Shahid Afridi is a Right handed batsman and a Right hand leg arm spinner. He did his debut in 1996, when he was just a 16 year old boy. Shahid Khan Afridi did his test debut against Australia on 22nd October, 1998. Afridi’s last test match was also against Australia on 13th July, 2010. Shahid Khan Afridi did his One Day International (ODI) debut against Kenya on 2nd October, 1996, while Afridi’s last One Day International (ODI) match was also against Australia on 20th March, 2015. Shahid Khan Afridi did his T20 debut against England on 28th August, 2006, while Afridi played his last T20 International match against Australia on 25th March, 2016 last year. Afridi also captained Pakistan several times also he led Pakistan Cricket team in World Cups ODI & T20 both. Shahid Khan Afridi’s shirt number is 10. Shahid Khan Afridi is an very aggressive player specially when it comes to bat.
Afridi’s Cricketing Stats:
Shahid Khan Afridi represented Pakistan for almost 21 years. He was a very great cricketer. But sometimes he lacks consistency. Shahid Khan Afridi is a match winner player. Shahid Khan Afridi can turn the match at any moment with his clean hitting and long sixes. Shahid Afridi is simply a living legend and a very honest player who possesses sportsman spirit. Afridi represented Pakistan in 27 International Test matches. Afridi played total 48 innings, not out for only one time. Afridi made 1716 test runs with a highest score of 156 against India. Afridi’s batting average in test cricket is 36.51 with the strike rate of 86.97. Afridi made 5 centuries in test cricket and 8 half centuries. Shahid Khan Afridi smashed 220 4s and a total of 52 6s.
Shahid Khan Afridi represented Pakistan in 398 One Day International matches. Afridi played total 369 innings, in which he remained not out for 27 times. Afridi made 8064 ODI runs with a highest score of 124. Afridi’s batting average in ODI cricket is 23.57 with the huge strike rate of 117.00. Afridi made 6 centuries in ODI cricket and 39 half centuries. Shahid Khan Afridi smashed 730 fours and a total of 351 boundaries.
Shahid Khan Afridi represented Pakistan in 98 T20 International matches. Afridi played total 90 innings, in which he remained not out for 12 times. Afridi made 1405 T20 runs with a highest score of 54 not out. Afridi’s batting average in T20 cricket is 18.01 with the huge and very much impressive strike rate of 150.75. Afridi made zero centuries in T20 cricket while 4 half centuries. Shahid Khan Afridi smashed 102 fours and 73 sixes in the shortest format of International Cricket.
Afridi’s represented many world class teams. He played in teams as an All- rounder. He represented different teams in different leagues and domestic Cricket such as Pakistan, Asia XI, Deccan Chargers, Dhaka Gladiators, Fly Emirates XI, Griqualand West, Habib Bank Limited, Hampshire, ICC World XI, Karachi, Karachi Region Blues, Leicester shire, Melbourne Renegades, Northampton shire, Peshawar Zalmi, South Australia, St Kitts and Nevis Patriots.