Shahid Afridi the most popular cricketer
Afridi played 27 Tests, 378 One Day Internationals, and 73 Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is) for the Pakistani national team. He made his ODI debut on 2 October 1996 against Kenya and his Test debut on 22 October 1998 against Australia. T20 28th Aug 2006 v/s England against Sri Lanka, Afridi batted at number three in the role of a pinch-hitter. 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 equaled the record for most in an ODI innings
Afridi scored his maiden Test century, scoring 141 runs from 191 balls. In the same match he also claimed three wickets for 54 runs
Shahid Afridi has scored 5 centuries in test cricket while 6 in ODI
Against or rivalries India Shahid Afridi has scored 5 centuries 3in tests and 2 in ODI
As of May 2013, Matches 27 373 70
Runs scored 1,716 7,516 1044
Batting average 36.51 23.34 18.98
He has an ODI strike rate of 114.53(3rd highest)
48 test wickets and over 378 in ODIs with a best of 7 wickets for just 12 runs. Currently Afridi is third on the list of leading wicket takers in the Twenty20 format, , taking 76 wickets from 73 matches with an average of 22.2
In ODI World Cup 2011, Afridi Makes Another World Record. He Took 22 Wickets During Such Tournament That Was Most Number Of Wickets By Any Captain In History Of ODI Cricket If U Talk About T20 Shahid Afridi Has Taken 41 Wickets In Different T20 World Cups. This Is Still A World Record.
In 2013, Shahid Afridi Bowled a Magical Spell of Bowling against West Indies, Where he Took 7 Wickets Giving Away Just 12 Runs. That Was The 2nd Best Bowling Performance in ODI History.
He is a man to whom the world praises if you talks about foreigners
Michael Holding: Cricket is not cricket without Shahid Afridi.
Sachin Tendulkar: Afridi is “fire” for us.
Geoffrey Boycott: He is a power house, my favorite player of all time.
Yuvraj: Even after hitting 6 sixes, can’t even come close to Afridi’s fame
On 4 October 1996, against Sri Lanka in Nairobi. His innings included 28 runs off one of Sanath Jayasuriya’s overs, whose record he broke.
Made 32 runs off a Malinga Bandara over in an ODI game at Abu Dhabi in 2007. He struck four consecutive sixes and it was the 2nd most expensive over in ODI history.
Holds four of the top eight fastest ODI half centuries, twice completed in 18 balls once in 19 and twice in 20 balls. He has also scored a half century of just 21 balls.
The third fastest ODI century off 45 balls in April 2005 against India commentator Ravi Shastri make him the nickname Boom Boom Afridi
Youngest player in history to make an ODI century at just 16 years and 217 days with his 37 ball ton against Sri Lanka. It included 11 sixes and 6 fours.
Most matches in career (6th)
Was the First player to score 12 runs off one ball, by hitting the roof of the Millennium Stadium.
Only player who took 350 wickets and scored 7000 runs in ODIs.
Only player who took 5 wicket + score a fifty three time.
Only Player to hit more 400 Sixes in International career, 333 Sixes in His Incredible ODI Career
Only Pakistani and 2nd Player in Cricket history, Who Scored More Than 10,000 Runs and Took 500 plus Wickets in International Career
The top 3 highest inning strike rate also belongs to Shahid Afridi with a highest inn strike rate of 357.1
Due to his remarkable performance in all types of cricket Shahid Afridi received most man of the match awards in Pakistan cricket history.
Let me tell u an interesting fact that Shahid Afridi has got 5 wicket haul 8 times and not a single time Pak lost the match and he is world no.3 in terms of 5 wickets haul ..
Stats shows that whenever Shahid Afridi has taken 4 or more wickets or have scored 50+ runs 95% Pak has been declared as a winner Which clearly states that he is the match winner He is super star it is very hard to say that player like him will come in future. He is a gift for cricket, and an all-rounder with so many records
We salute you sir for your dedication, devotion, struggle, strives and for representing our country our nation as an ambassador with a pride u r a real hero and we are standing with you in all your good and off time
And now to serve humanity he is here with as passionate as ever so concluding my speech I am living a question for u that “Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.”