Dunya mai 1 he BOOM BOOM hai, aur wo hai Shahid Khan Afridi.
PSL fans witnessed a perfect demonstration of the phrase, “Age Doesn’t Matter” last night. During the adrenaline-pumping match between Karachi Kings and Peshawar Zalmi, Shahid Afridi sixes created a new PSL record. Four smashing sixes on 4 consecutive balls made the audience scream Boom Boom. The loud roars in Sharjah’s stadium expressed their excitement when Shahid Khan Afridi was tearing the ball apart. What a breathtaking performance!
Although at times, his performance can be very predictable, he still managed to surprise everyone with his latest performance. Lala being Lala, was also caught out and unfortunately, Karachi Kings had to bite the dust.
Nonetheless, here is what his fans tweeted about Shahid Afridi sixes.
Afridi should have come as opener.
— Ayesha. ❤ (@Potterhead_Aish) March 15, 2018
First Man to hit 4 Sixes on 4 Balls in PSL , He's Boom Boom for a reason. pic.twitter.com/wxpKvgDHRL
— Hammad Ali Khan(Arsal's Birthday 31st March) (@haaadisays) March 15, 2018
— Sana Bucha (@sanabucha) March 15, 2018
A champion, holding numerous world records in the sports industry, has a massive fan following across the world. Let’s take a look at some of the records set by this enigmatic Pakistani cricketing legend.
-Youngest Century Maker
Shahid Afridi knocked the cricketing doors with a bang after he reached the three-digit figure at only 16 years of age against Sri Lanka. Afridi scored his first century in Test cricket at the age of 18 years against India, becoming the seventh-youngest batsmen to achieve the feet.
The furious Shahid Khan Afridi, smashed his first ever century against Sri Lanka, in just 37 balls. The record of the fastest ODI century stood for more than 16 years before it was broken by New Zealand’s CJ Anderson who scored a century in 36 balls.
-Most Sixes in ODI
Shahid Afridi is called Boom Boom for a reason. He holds the record of hitting the most number of sixes in ODIs. Afridi smashed a total of 351 sixes in his ODI career, 81 sixes more than the second on the list, Sanath Jayasuriya.
-Most Man of the Match Awards for Pakistan
Shahid Afridi has won the man of the match award 32 times in his career, the most by any Pakistani player. Saeed Anwar is second on that list with 28 Man of the Match Awards.
-Top Wicket Taker
Afridi has taken 395 wickets in his 20 years of ODI career. He is at fifth on the all-time wicket taker list. He is the third highest wicket-taker for Pakistan after Wasim Akram and Waqar Younis.
-Only player to take over 350 wickets and scored 8,000 runs.
A remarkable all-rounder with more than 8,000 Runs and 395 wickets in ODIs, Shahid Afridi remains the only player in the history to achieve this feat.
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