Sahibzada Mohammad Shahid Khan Afridi (Urdu: صاحبزادہ محمد شاہد خان آفریدی) (born 1 March 1980 in Khyber Agency of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas, Pakistan), popularly known as Shahid Afridi (Pashto: شاهد افریدی), is a Pakistani cricketer. Between 1996 and 2011, Afridi played 27 Tests, 325 One Day Internationals, and 43 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.
He is known for his aggressive batting style, and holds the record for the fastest ODI century which he made in his first international innings, as well as scoring 32 runs in a single over, the second highest scoring over ever in an ODI. He also holds the distinction of having hit the most number of sixes in the history of ODI cricket. Afridi considers himself a better bowler than batsman, and has taken 48 Test wickets and over 300 in ODIs. Currently Afridi is the leading wicket taker in the Twenty20 format taking 53 wickets from 43 matches.
In June 2009, Afridi took over the Twenty20 captaincy from Younus Khan, and was later appointed ODI captain for the 2010 Asia Cup. In his first match as ODI captain against Sri Lanka he scored a century however Pakistan still lost by 16 runs. He then also took over the Test captaincy but resigned after one match in charge citing lack of form and ability to play Test cricket; at the same time he announced his retirement from Tests. He retained the captaincy in limited-overs form of the game and led the team in the 2011 World Cup. In May 2011, having led Pakistan in 34 ODIs Afridi was replaced as captain. Later that month he announced his conditional retirement from international cricket in protest against his treatment by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB); in October he reversed his decision and joined the team in a series against Sri Lanka in November.
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Pakistan axe Jamshed, Amin for Sri Lanka one-days
12 Dec 2013
Lahore (Pakistan) – Pakistan left out opener Nasir Jamshed and middle-order batsman Umar Amin from their 15-man squad for the five-match one-day series against Sri Lanka starting in Sharjah from Wednesday. Jamshed and Amin were part of the squad which beat South Africa 2-1 away last month — Pakistan’s first-ever win against the Proteas. The […]
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Shahid Afridi stars in Pakistan”s T20 win over Sri Lanka
12 Dec 2013
Johannesburg : Pakistani all rounder Shahid Afridi has starred in its exciting three-wicket win over Sri Lanka in the first Twenty20 international at Dubai stadium. According to Sport24, Afridi scored an unbeaten 20-ball 39, hitting the winning six off the last ball of the final over by pacer Nuwan Kulasekara to give Pakistan a 1-0 […]
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PCB announces squad for ODI series against Sri Lanka
12 Dec 2013
Karachi : Pakistan cricket Board (PCB) on Thursday announced a 15-member squad for the five-match ODI series against Sri Lanka starting December 18 at Sharjah. The second ODI will be played at Dubai on December 20 and the third ODI will be played at Sharjah on December 22. The last two ODIs will be played […]
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Sri Lanka promise fightback against Pakistan
12 Dec 2013
Dubai – Sri Lankan captain Dinesh Chandimal vowed his team would come back hard at Pakistan in the second Twenty20 international in Dubai on Friday to keep their world number one ranking intact. Pakistan edged out Sri Lanka by three wickets in a thrilling last-over finish in the first match on Wednesday. If Pakistan, currently […]
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1st T20: Afridi stars in Pakistan’s T20 win over Sri Lanka in Dubai
11 Dec 2013
Dubai – Dashing allrounder Shahid Afridi starred in Pakistan’s exciting three-wicket win over Sri Lanka in the first Twenty20 international at Dubai stadium on Wednesday. Full Scorecard: Pakistan vs Sri Lanka 1st T20 in Dubai Pakistan vs Sri Lanka 2013 | Pakistan vs Sri Lanka 2013 Schedule | Pakistan vs Sri Lanka 2013 Squads Afridi […]
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Pakistan eyes top T20 Ranking with series win
10 Dec 2013
Karachi : Pakistan is looking forward to beat Sri Lanka 2-0 in the two-match T20 series and snatch the top ICC T20I Team Rankings from the South Asian rivals as the series at Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai Sports City, begins on Wednesday. The second match will be played on Saturday. Sri Lanka has remained […]
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Pakistan, Sri Lanka in Dubai for World T20 tune up
10 Dec 2013
Dubai – Sri Lanka and Pakistan will use their two-match series in Dubai starting on Wednesday to size each other up ahead of the World Twenty20 in three months’ time. Pakistan, fourth in the Twenty20 rankings, are also aiming to topple Sri Lanka from the top of the standings by winning both matches, the second […]
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Afghanistan braces for historic Pakistan Twenty20
8 Dec 2013
Sharjah (United Arab Emirates) – Afghanistan will get another boost as a fledgling cricketing nation when they play former world champions Pakistan for the first time in a Twenty20 international in Sharjah on Sunday. The Afghans learnt the game in Pakistan as refugees during the Russian invasion of their country in 1979 and have since […]
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Pakistan will not take Afghanistan lightly: Hafeez
7 Dec 2013
Sharjah (United Arab Emirates) : Pakistan captain Mohammad Hafeez stressed his team will not take Afghanistan lightly in the first-ever Twenty20 international between the two nations in Sharjah on Sunday. War-ravaged Afghanistan have earned a reputation of being a dangerous team in the shortest format of the game, having last month qualified for their third […]
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Azhar Mahmood to play for Highveld Lions in Proteas domestic T20s
4 Dec 2013
Johannesburg : Former Pakistan all-rounder Azhar Mahmood will represent the Highveld Lions in the upcoming South African domestic T20 competition, according to reports. According to Sport24, Mahmood, 38, represented the Cape Cobras last season but decided to join fellow Pakistani Sohail Tanvir at the Johannesburg-based franchise. Mahmood”s availability is limited to only five matches though, […]
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Pakistan drops Jamshed from T20 squad
2 Dec 2013
Lahore (Pakistan)- Pakistan on Sunday dropped struggling opener Nasir Jamshed and included uncapped Sharjeel Khan for a Twenty20 match against Afghanistan and two games against Sri Lanka in the United Arab Emirates later this month. Jamshed, 23, struggled in the twin series against South Africa in the UAE and then in South Africa, scoring 18 […]
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Pakistan T20 squad against Afghanistan and Sri Lanka in UAE 2013
1 Dec 2013
Lahore: PCB announced the squad for 3 T20 (8th December against Afghanistan, 11 & 13 December against Sri Lanka) in UAE, Nasir Jamshed and Abdul Razzaq are left out from the squad. The players are: Muhammad Hafeez (Captain) Ahmad Shahzad Sharjeel Khan Sohaib Maqsood Umar Amin Umar Akmal (WK) Shahid Afridi Zulfiqar Baber Bilawal Bhatti […]
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Pakistanis hail first-ever series win over South Africa
29 Nov 2013
Karachi – Pakistan cricket commentators Thursday hailed the national team’s first-ever one-day series win over South Africa, describing it as one of the country’s greatest moments. The Pakistani team edged out the Proteas by one run in the second one-day international at Port Elizabeth on Wednesday, to take an unbeatable 2-0 lead in the three-match […]
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Debutants Bilawal Bhatti and Anwar Ali spur Pakistan to victory against South...
24 Nov 2013
Debutants Bilawal Bhatti and Anwar Ali spurred Pakistan to victory after their team had been in deep trouble in the first one-day international against South Africa at Newlands on Sunday. Full Scorecard: 1st ODI Pakistan vs South Africa in Cape Town 2013 Series Hompeage: Pakistan vs South Africa 2013 The newcomers shared an eighth wicket […]
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