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Shahid Afridi
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Shahid Afridi

Pakistan|allrounder
Shahid Afridi

INTL CAREER: 1996 - 2018

Full Name

Sahibzada Mohammad Shahid Khan Afridi

Born

March 01, 1980, Khyber Agency

Age

41y 41d

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Legbreak googly

Playing Role

Allrounder

relations

(brother),

(brother),

(nephew)

TEAMS

Of Shahid Afridi it can safely be said that cricket never has and never will see another like him. To say he is an allrounder is to say Albert Einstein was a scientist; it tells a criminally bare story.

For a start, the slant of his all-round skills only became clear ten years into his career; he is a leg-spinning allrounder. Variety is his calling and as well as a traditional leg-break, he has two googlies, a conventional offie and a lethal faster one, though this is increasingly rare. All come with the threat of considerable, late drift. He fairly hustles through overs, which in limited-over formats is a weapon in itself and the package is dangerous.

But forever associated with him will be his madcap batting, the prospect of which is a crowd-puller the world over. He is a compulsive basher, literally unable to control his urges to slog every ball that comes his way, and not much of it is classical. Often spectacular results are at hand; he owns, for example, two of the fastest ODI hundreds, including the fastest one ever in his first innings ever at the age of 16. His career strike rates are nearly unmatched. But mostly, anywhere in the order, consistency has been missing.

Despite a healthy Test career, he gave up on the format in 2006, pre-empting men such as Andrew Flintoff, to maximise fully a limited-overs career. He came back, in inimitable fashion, for one Test only, as captain no less in 2010. A loss and two slogs meant he re-retired immediately after. Twenty20 is something he could've been made for and he is among the most lethal players of the format, having been player of the tournament for the inaugural edition of the World Twenty20 in 2007 and led Pakistan to the title two years later with matchwinning all-round hands in the semi and final.

Maturity has often threatened to gatecrash his career and leadership was a just reward, though it was taken away from him in 2011 after an immature spat; another retirement was announced but none of it will change much a truly unique career.
Osman Samiuddin

Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Test27481171615636.51197386.975822052100
ODI39836927806412423.5768921176397303511270
T20I999112141654*17.929441500410373300
FC1131854569516431.461231780
List A501467311088112424.958581530
T2032627838439510118.312850154.21110326252970
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test274731941709485/525/4335.603.2166.50110
ODI39837217670136323957/127/1234.514.6244.70490
T20I999721682396984/114/1124.446.6322.10300
FC1131365770982666/10126.683.1151.3080
List A50122377172535107/127/1233.824.6243.805110
T20326320692877883445/75/722.636.7420.10920
Sahibzada Mohammad Shahid Khan Afridi
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Recent Matches - Player

MATCHBATBOWLDATEGROUNDFORMAT
Sultans vs Kings30/3227-Feb-2021KarachiT20
Sultans vs Qalandars--0/4126-Feb-2021KarachiT20
Sultans vs Zalmi--0/3823-Feb-2021KarachiT20
Sultans vs United02/2421-Feb-2021KarachiT20
Qalandars vs Abu Dhabi24--05-Feb-2021Abu DhabiOTHEROD

Videos



Photos


Shahid Afridi and Mohammad Hafeez share a joke
Shahid Afridi, Carlos Brathwaite and Mohammad Umar celebrate a wicket
Shahid Afridi celebrates with Mohammad Rizwan
Shahid Afridi's 2 for 16 earned him the Man-of-the-Match award
Shahid Afridi smoked 58 off 23 balls
Shahid Afridi smoked 58 off 23 balls