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Shahid Afridi emerged to international scene with a big ‘boom’ as he scored the fastest ODI century (off 37 balls) in his first international innings (second ODI match) against Sri Lanka in 1996. Afridi is fondly called as ‘Boom boom Afridi’ for his aggressive batting style. Along with his aggressive batting, he has established himself as one of the most effective leg-spinner in one-day cricket. He has so far amassed more than 6,500 runs and captured 300 plus wickets in one-day internationals. Afridi is the current Twenty20 captain for Pakistan and was leading the one-day side till May 2011. As skipper, Afridi led Pakistan to the semifinal of the 2011 Cricket World Cup before losing to eventual champions India in Mohali. Afridi made his ODI debut against Kenya at Nairobi in October 1996, and was awarded Test cap against Australia two years later at Karachi in October 1998. The dashing all-rounder has hit most sixes in the history of ODI cricket but still consider himself as better bowler than batsman.
KOLKATA: Forced into damage-control mode after his ‘more loved in India than in Pakistan’ comment incensed the public and some former cricketers back home, Shahid Afridi went ‘missing’ on Tuesday.
The captain of the World T20 team didn’t turn up at the Eden Gardens, leave alone train on the eve of their opener against Bangladesh.
“He wasn’t feeling well in the morning. It’s warm out there, so it’s better for him to take rest,” was how coach Waqar Younis explained the skipper’s absence at the pre-match press conference. Asked if Afridi’s condition was serious, Waqar said, “No, nothing like that. We will assess him later.”
It was later learnt that it wasn’t Afridi’s decision to skip the visit to the ground. He was under instructions to do so.
Courtesy : timesofindia.indiatimes.com