Shahid Afridi (Urdu: شاہدآفریدی), born Sahibzada Mohammad Shahid Khan Afridi on 1 March 1975) is a Pakistani cricketer. He played 27 Tests, 350 One Day Internationals, and 59 Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is) for the Pakistani national team between 1996 and 2012. He first played a ODI match on 2 October 1996 against Kenya. He played his first Test match on 22 October 1998 against Australia.
|Full name||Sahibzada Mohammad Shahid Khan Afridi|
|Born||1 March 1975|
Khyber Agency, FATA, Pakistan
|Nickname||Boom Boom, Afridi, Lala|
|Height||5 ft 11.75 in (1.82 m)|
|Bowling style||Right arm leg spin|
|Test debut (cap 153)||22 October 1998 v Australia|
|Last Test||13 July 2010 v Australia|
|ODI debut (cap 109)||2 October 1996 v Kenya|
|Last ODI||14 July 2013 v West Indies|
|ODI shirt no.||10|
|T20I debut (cap 8)||28 Aug 2006 v England|
|Last T20I||2 Jun 2012 v Sri Lanka|
|T20I shirt no.||10|
|5 wickets in innings||1||9||0||8|
|10 wickets in match||0||0||0||0|
|Source: Cricinfo, 1 August 2012|
On 4 October 1996, Afridi scored the fastest ODI century in just 37 balls. He held this record for 12 years, until Corey Anderson broke it in 2013. He scored 32 runs in a single over, the second highest scoring over ever in an ODI. He has also hit the most number of sixes in the history of ODI cricket. He holds the record of most wickets in T20 from Pakistan. Indian former cricketer Ravi Shastari gave him the title of "Boom Boom".
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- Steer, Duncan, Shahid Afridi: the story of my life, Spin: The Cricket Magazine, retrieved 27 February 2011
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- "One-Day Internationals / Batting records / Most runs off one over". Cricinfo. Retrieved 26 February 2010.
- "One-Day Internationals / Batting records / Most sixes in career". Cricinfo. Retrieved 30 June 2010.
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