Sahibzada Mohammad Shahid Khan Afridi (born into the world 1980), prominently known as Boom, is a Pakistani cricketer and previous skipper of the Pakistan national cricket team. As a fruitful all-rounder, Afridi was regarded for his predictable bowling that depends on change of pace as opposed to turn, however drew more noteworthy consideration for his forceful batting style. Afridi was the world record holder for the quickest ODI century in 37 deliveries and holds the refinement of having hit the most number of sixes in the historical backdrop of ODI cricket.
Afridi sees himself as a superior bowler than batsman, and has stepped through 48 Exam wickets and more than 350 in ODIs. At present Afridi is driving the graph of most T20I wickets with 98 wickets from 99 matches. He additionally holds a record of taking most wickets (98) and most player-of-the match grants in Twenty20 International cricket.
On 19 February 2017, Afridi reported his retirement from global cricket. However, he made a short come back to worldwide cricket in the wake of being chosen to speak to and skipper the World XI against West Indies in the 2018 Hurricane Relief T20 Challenge philanthropy match.Following the finish of the match, Afridi declared his retirement from universal cricket at the Lord’s cricket arena on 31 May 2018.
Early and individual life
Afridi was conceived on 1 March 1980 in Khyber Agency of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas, Pakistan. He is from the Afridi clan of Pashtuns. Afridi is hitched to his maternal cousin Nadia Afridi and has four little girls: Aqsa, Ansha, Ajwa and Asmara.
Afridi was drafted to the Pakistan senior national group after fine exhibitions at the under-19 title circuit beginning the 1994– 95 season. Playing for the Karachi Whites, he helped his group win the title the accompanying season picking 42 wickets in five matches at a great normal of 9.59. Later that season, Afridi had played against the meeting England An and West Indies Youth groups and a couple of top of the line diversions for Karachi Whites in the senior National Championship.
In October 1996 at age 16, Afridi was drafted into the ODI group amid the four-country Sameer Cup 1996– 97 as a leg spinner as a trade for the harmed Mushtaq Ahmed. He made his presentation on 2 October against Kenya; nonetheless, he didn’t bat and went wicketless. In the following match against Sri Lanka, Afridi batted at number three in the job of a substitute. In his first universal innings, Afridi broke the record for quickest century in ODI cricket, achieving his hundred from 37 balls. The eleven sixes he struck additionally rose to the record for most in an ODI innings.
Aged 16 years and 217 days, Afridi turned into the most youthful player to score an ODI century.Pakistan posted a sum of 371, at the time the second-most astounding in ODIs, and won by 82 runs; Afridi was named man of the match. The record for quickest century in ODI was broken by New Zealand cricketer Corey Anderson on 1 January 2014 who hit 131* keeps running from 36 balls and is presently held by South-African cricketer AB de Villiers who made a century from 31 balls on 18 January 2015 against West Indies.
Afridi with his colleagues amid the 2009 World Twenty20 in June 2009
Two years in the wake of showing up on the universal scene, Afridi made his Test debut in the third round of a three-coordinate arrangement against Australia on 22 October 1998.By this point he had effectively played 66 ODIs, at the time a record before playing Tests. He opened the batting, making scores of 10 and 6, and took five wickets in the first innings.
He played his second Test the next January amid Pakistan’s voyage through India; it was the main Test between the two nations since 1990. Again opening the batting, Afridi scored his lady Test century, scoring 141 keeps running from 191 balls. In a similar match he likewise asserted three wickets for 54 runs.After winning the principal coordinate by 12 runs, Pakistan lost the second to draw the series.
In 2001, Afridi marked an agreement to speak to Leicestershire. In five top of the line matches he scored 295 keeps running at a normal of 42.14, including a most astounding score of 164, and took 11 wickets at a normal of 46.45; Afridi likewise played 11 one day matches for the club, scoring 481 keeps running at a normal of 40.08 and taking 18 wickets at 24.04.
His most astounding score of 95 originated from 58 balls in a semi-last of the C&G Trophy to enable Leicestershire to beat Lancashire by seven wickets. Derbyshire County Cricket Club marked Afridi to play for them in the initial two months of the 2003 English cricket season. In June 2004 Afridi marked with English province side Kent to play for them in three Twenty20 matches and one Totesport League match.
An innings-by-innings breakdown of Afridi’s Test coordinate batting profession up to 30 December 2007, indicating runs scored (red bars) and the normal of the last ten innings (blue line)
Afridi made his quality felt in the third Test against India in March 2005, scoring a brisk flame second-innings 50 years and taking five wickets in the match (counting Tendulkar twice) to assist Pakistan with winning the amusement and register an arrangement draw.
In April Afridi struck what at the time was the equivalent second-quickest century in ODIs; he achieved 100 off 45 conveyances against India, offering the record to West Indian Brian Lara.Afridi was increasingly reliable with his batting and bowling all through 2005, beginning with the voyages through India and West Indies and through to the England visit. The Pakistani mentor Bob Woolmer encouraged Afridi to achieve a more full potential by improving his shot determination and giving him free rein over his batting frame of mind.
On 21 November 2005, Shahid Afridi was prohibited for a Test match and two ODIs for purposely harming the contribute the second match of the three-Test arrangement against England. TV cameras envisioned him scratching his boots on the pitch scraping the surface when play was held up after a gas canister detonated. Afridi later conceded to a dimension three break of the ICC set of principles identifying with the soul of the amusement. Match arbitrator Roshan Mahanama stated: “This boycott should fill in as a message to players that this kind of conduct isn’t allowed.”
On 12 April 2006, Afridi reported a brief retirement from Test cricket so he could focus on ODIs, with a specific spotlight on the 2007 World Cup, and to invest more energy with his family. He said he would consider switching his choice after the World Cup. Afridi had played ten Tests since being reviewed to the side in January 2005, averaging 47.44 with the bat including four centuries.
However, on 27 April he turned around his choice, saying that “[Woolmer] revealed to me that I am one of the primary players in the group and squad and that Pakistan truly required me”. Before Pakistan visited England in July to September, Afridi played for Ireland as an abroad player in the C&G Trophy.In six matches, he scored 128 runs and took seven wickets. England won the four-coordinate Test arrangement 3– 0; Afridi played two matches, scoring 49 runs and took three wickets. It was the last Test cricket Afridi played until 2010.
Afridi was charged on 8 February 2007 of bringing the amusement into offensiveness after he was seen on camera pushing his bat at an observer who swore at him on his way up the means in the wake of being rejected. Afridi was given a four-amusement ODI suspension, the base conceivable boycott for such an offense, implying that he would miss Pakistan’s initial two 2007 World Cup matches. The PCB and Afridi decided not to advance the boycott, in spite of inclination that the discipline was too much harsh.
In the 2007 World Twenty20, he performed ineffectively with the bat yet splendidly with the ball, acquiring the Man of the Series grant, however he neglected to take a wicket in the last and was out for a brilliant duck. He additionally turned into the main individual to get the Player of the Tournament grant in T20 World Cup history. Be that as it may, in the following ICC Twenty20 World Cup, held in 2009 Afridi performed splendidly in the arrangement scoring 50 keeps running in the semi-last and 54 in the last and driving his group to triumph.
Amid the ICC World T20 last in 2009 versus Sri Lanka at Lord’s, he set some inside and out records.
He turned into the principal player to score a fifty of every an effective runchase in a World T20 last.
Afridi turned into the main player to score a fifty and to take something like a solitary wicket in a World T20 final.
He likewise turned into the main player to win both the Player of the Final(2009) and the Player of the competition grants in ICC World T20 history.
Captaincy (2009– 2011)
Soon after Pakistan won the 2009 ICC World Twenty20 the skipper Younis Khan declared his retirement from Twenty20 cricket the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) along these lines reported that Shahid Afridi had taken over as chief in T20Is; the arrangement was at first for one match, with a choice on the perpetual substitution to be made later. On 31 January 2010, Afridi was gotten on camera gnawing into the ball towards the finish of the fifth Commonwealth Bank ODI arrangement in Australia.Later Afridi confessed to ball altering and he was prohibited from two Twenty20 internationals.
In March 2010 the board reported that Shahid Afridi had been named ODI skipper instead of the sacked Mohammad Yousuf he drove Pakistan in the 2010 Asia Cup and amid his initial three matches as