Shahid Afridi is a Pakistani former cricketer. He is regarded to be one of the greatest cricketers of all time. He is known for his aggressive batting style, and previously held the record for the fastest ODI century in 37 deliveries.
Pakistani Player Shahid Afridi History And Personality
Born: March 1, 1980 (age 35), Khyber Agency
Height: 1.82 m
Spouse: Nadia Afridi
Parents: Sahabzada Fazal-ur-Rehman Afridi
Children: Aqsa Afridi, Ajwa Afridi, Asmara Afridi, Ansha Afridi
Current teams: Karachi Dolphins, Pakistan national cricket team
In October 1996 at the age of sixteen Afridi was recruited into the ODI team during the four-nation Sameer Cup 1996–97 as a leg spinner as a replacement for the injured Mushtaq Ahmed. He made his debut on 2 October against Kenya, however he didn’t bat and went wicketless. In the next match against Sri Lanka, Afridi batted at number three in the role of a pinch hitter.
Pakistani Player Shahid Afridi History
In his first international innings, Afridi broke the record for fastest century in ODI cricket, reaching his hundred from 37 balls. The eleven sixes he struck also totaled the record for most in an ODI innings. Aged 16 years and 217 days, Afridi became the youngest player to score an ODI century. Pakistan posted a total of 371.
History Of Pakistani Player Shahid Afridi
At the time the second highest in ODIs, and won by 82 runs; Afridi was named man of the match. The record for fastest century in ODI was broken by New Zealand cricketer Corey Anderson on 1 January 2014 who hit 131* runs from 36 balls and is now held by South-African cricketer AB de Villiers who made a century from 31 balls on 18 January 2015 against West Indies.