Afridi was born in 1975 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, 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 introduction on 2 October against Kenya; in any case, 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 approached the record for most in an ODI innings.Pakistan posted an aggregate 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.
Two years in the wake of showing up on the global 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 officially 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 primary 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 main match by 12 runs, Pakistan lost the second to draw the arrangement.
Captaincy (2009– 2011)
Not long after Pakistan won the 2009 ICC World Twenty20 the chief Younis Khan reported his retirement from Twenty20 cricket the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) in this way declared Shahid Afridi had taken over as commander 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.
Shahid Afridi’s book ‘Distinct advantage’:
So it turns out we think minimal about Pakistan’s previous cricket chief Shahid Afridi. In another book, called ‘Distinct advantage’, Boom – as he is prevalently called – has chosen to told the truth – about his age, his encounters and THAT notorious match-fixing embarrassment. Furthermore, in doing as such, he’s done some dangerous uncovering.
At the point when Afridi crushed a 37-ball century against Sri Lanka in 1996, he not just enlisted the quickest ever one-day ton, he likewise turned into the most youthful player to score 100 keeps running in a global. “For the record, I was only nineteen, and not sixteen like they guarantee,” he writes in “Distinct advantage”.
Afridi doesn’t care for Imran Khan’s initiative style
In the book, Afridi depicts his colleague Waqar Younis as an unremarkable skipper and horrible mentor.
He says Imran Khan, a previous chief and now PM of Pakistan, had a “grating style authority”. Obviously not one to bashful far from showdown, he includes: “Coincidentally, they state that Khan… runs his bureau a similar way,” he included.
Issues with Gautam Gambhir
While cuss words are not inconceivable on the field, by and large consideration rules. So it was unordinary when in 2007, Afridi had a kept running in with ex-Indian opener Gautam Gambhir. Afridi is as yet nursing repressed hostilities. He calls Gambhir “a wear out who had frame of mind issues” in the new tome. Reviewing their encounter, he says: “I recall that run-in with him in 2007 visit when he finished a solitary while running straight into me. The umpires needed to complete it off or I would have,” he said.
Afridi calls Javed Miandad negligible
He calls Javed Miandad, Pakistan’s best Test batsman, “a little man” in the book.
“He loathed the manner in which I batted,” composes Afridi of the 1999 India visit, blaming Miandad for not giving him batting practice before the Chennai Test in which he scored a century to push Pakistan to a 12-run triumph.
“Javed’s frame of mind towards me contacted an amazing failure. Before the post-coordinate function, he pulled me aside and said ‘Tune in, pal, you would be advised to ensure you say thanks to me in the introduction’. I could barely handle it.
“That day I lost all my regard for Javed Miandad, as far as anyone knows one of the greats of the diversion however in all actuality, a little man.”