Shahid Afridi birthday: The legend's career at a glance

March 1, by Syed Yusuf

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World Welcomed Afridi

Shahid Afridi, popularly known as Shahid “Boom Boom” Afridi because of his explosive batting style. He was born on 1 March 1980 in the Khyber, Pakistan. (Image: Afridi/ Instagram)

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Grand Entry

On debut against Sri Lanka, Afridi scored the fastest ever ODI century at the time in just 37 balls hitting 11 sixes, which is also a record. On test debut against Australia, he picked 5 wickets. (Image: Afridi/ Instagram)

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Rise of Afridi

In 2005, he helped Pakistan beat India by scoring a quick-fire half century and also by picking 5 wickets. Afridi scored another fastest century from just 45 balls. (Image: Afridi/ Instagram)

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Made Pak World Champions

Afridi scored a half-century in the final of the 2009 T20 World cup, where Pakistan beat Sri Lanka. Pakistan won the T20 world cup. (Image: PCB.com)

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Unbreakable Record

Shahid Afridi has another record of hitting most sixes in ODI. He has hit a total number of 351 sixes in his career.

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National Captain

In 2010, Afridi was named the ODI captain and led Pakistan in the 2010 Asian Cup, he was the highest run scorer in the tournament with two centuries. In May 2010, he became the captain in all three formats. (Image: Afridi/ Instagram)

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Retirements

Afridi retired twice due to conflicts with the PCB and returned. He finally retired in 2017. His career lasted a total of 21 glorious years. (Image: Afridi/ Instagram)

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A Family Man

Afridi has 4 daughters and loves playing with his daughters. He also runs Shahid Afridi Foundation. (Image: Afridi/Twitter)

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