Shahid Afridi – The True Legend Of Cricket – Turns 44 Today

Arhama AltafWeb Editor

01st Mar, 2021. 01:04 am
Shahid Afridi 44th birthday

Everyone’s favourite and Pakistan Cricket Team’s former captain Shahid Afridi is celebrating his 44th birthday on March 1 (today).

Taking to Twitter, Boom Boom Afridi extends thankfulness to his fans for all the lovely wishes and prayers.

“Thank you very much for all the lovely birthday wishes – 44 today! My family and my fans are my biggest assets. Really enjoying my stint with Multan and hope to produce match winning performances for all MS fans,” Lala wrote.

Moreover, Pakistan Super League (PSL) franchise Multan Sultans also wished their mentor on his birthday. “A very Happy Birthday to Shahid Afridi, one of the true legends of the game. We wish all the success in the future, and also in the upcoming matches for the Sultans fans,” the tweet by MS read. 

On the other hand, the entire cricket fraternity jumped in to wish the iconic cricket legend.

Shoaib Malik shares a picture with Lala and extends birthday greetings.

Pakistan’s all-rounder, Shahid Afridi is as enigmatic a player as there ever was. He came as a 16-year-old into the Pakistan ODI squad  and was unfazed by all the speculation regarding his real age.

He is also referred to in the media as Boom Boom and was the former captain of the Pakistan national cricket team.

As a successful all-rounder, Afridi was respected for his consistent bowling that relied on change of pace rather than spin, but he drew greater attention for his aggressive batting style.

He was the world record holder for the fastest ODI century in 37 deliveries and holds the distinction of having hit the most sixes in the history of ODI cricket.

Afridi considers himself a better bowler than batsman and has taken 395 wickets in ODI and 48 Test wickets. As of January 2020, the legend stood 2nd on the chart of most T20I wickets, with 98 wickets from 99 matches.

On 19 February 2017, Afridi announced his retirement from international cricket. However, he made a brief return to international cricket after being selected to represent and captain the World XI against West Indies in the 2018 Hurricane Relief T20 Challenge charity match.

Following the conclusion of the match, Afridi announced his retirement from international cricket at the Lord’s cricket stadium on 31 May 2018.

Pakistan Super League

In the first season of Pakistan Super League, Shahid Afridi was part of the franchise Peshawar Zalmi as Captain. In the PSL 2017 drafts Afridi step down as Peshawar Zalmi Captain and appoints Darren Sammy as Captain in the PSL Season 2 they winning the title with them.

After the end of the second season Afridi left the Peshawar Zalmi as President and as Player as well , Later Afridi was made the President of Karachi Kings.

He also transferred to Karachi as a player ahead of PSL drafts. Ahead of PSL 2019 drafts Shahid Afridi left the Karachi Kings and join the Multan Sultans as Player. Ahead of PSL 2020 drafts Multan Sultans retain Shahid Afridi as Captain.

Adsense 300 x 250