Shahid Afridi (Cricketer)

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Shahid Khan Afridi (born 1980) is a Pakistani professional cricketer and former captain of the Pakistan national cricket team. He also holds a record of taking most wickets (97) and most player-of-the match awards in Twenty20 International cricket.[1] Afridi leads- cricket For a start, the slant of his all-round skills only became clear ten years into his career; he is a leg-spinning allrounder. Variety is his calling and as well as a traditional leg-break, he has two googlies, a conventional office and a lethal faster one, though this is increasingly rare. All come with the threat of considerable, late drift. He fairly hustles through overs, which in limited-over formats is a weapon in itself and the package is dangerous.

Title Description
Personal
Name: Shahid Afridi
In Urdu: شاہد آفریدی
Famous As: Boom Boob Afridi,Lala
Nationality: Pakistan
Residence: Khyber Agency, Pakistan
Religion: Islam
Profession: Cricketer
Height: 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Born
Date: 1 March 1980
Place: Khyber Agency, Pakistan
Family
Ethnicity: Pathan
Spouse: Nadia Afridi
Children: Ajwa Afridi, Asmara Afridi, Aqsa Afridi, Ansha Afridi
Parents: Sahabzada Fazal-ur-Rehman Afridi
Siblings : Javed Afridi
Career
National Side: Pakistan
Team Role: All-rounder
Bowling Style: Right arm leg spin
Batting Style: Right-handed
Matches: 27 in Tests, 398 in ODIs, 82 in T20I
Wickets : 48 in Tests, 395 in ODIs, 83 in T20I
Bowling Average: 35.60 in Test, 34.51 in ODIs, 23.71 in T20I
Batting Average: 36.51 in Tests, 23.57 in ODIs, 19.03 in T20I
5 wickets in Innings : 1 in Tests, 9 in ODIs, 0 in T20I,
Best Bowling: 5/52 in Tests, 7/12 in ODIs, 4/11 in T20I
Catches/Stumpings: 10/– in Tests, 127/– in ODIs, 20/–in T20I
Balls Bowled: 156 in Tests, 124 in ODIs, 54* in T20I
Runs Scored: 1,716 in Tests, 8,064 in ODIs, 1,218in T20I
Test Debut: 22 October 1998 v Australia
Test Last: 13 July 2010 v Australia
ODI Debut: 2 October 1996 v Kenya
ODI Last: 20 March 2015 v Australia
ODI Shirt Number: 10
T20 Debut : 28 Aug 2006 v England
T20 Last: 25 March 2016 v Australia
T20 Shirt no.: 10
Years Active: 12 Years in Tests & 19 Years in ODIs & 10 Years in T20s
100s / 50s: 5/8 in Tests, 6/39 in ODIs, 0/4 in T20I
Top Score: 156 in Tests, 124 in ODIs, 54* in T20I
Domestic team: Karachi Region & Karachi Dolphins ,Present Habib Bank Limited ,Leicestershire, Derbyshire, Griqualand West ,Kent, Sind,Southern Redbacks , Deccan Chargers, Hampshire, Melbourne Renegades, Dhaka Gladiators, Ruhuna Royals, Peshawar Zalmi


Early Life And Family Background

Education

Shahid Afridi

Shahid Afridi

He was not interested in study because of his passion. He just secured his basic education from his hometown. After that he entered in Pakistani cricket field.[2]  Education 

Parents

His parents are Pathan identity. His parents are not very modern but they are big supporters for him.

Siblings

He is blessed with two sisters and one brother. He loves his sister and he is very close to his younger sister.

Fascinating Titles

Boom Boom

Boom Boom

He secured very charming titles due to his batting in Pakistani cricket field. On the one hand he is known as Boom Boom and on the other hand he also secured fastest fifty because of his passionate batting.[3]  Fascinating Titles 

Team Captain

Owing to his best performance in various matches such as one day, tournaments and T20 he secured his high rank in Pakistani cricket team. He served himself as a captaincy from 2005 to 2012.[4]  Team Captain 

Style

Shahid Afridi Lala

Shahid Afridi Lala

As we know that he belongs to pathan ethnicity, he has an aggressive attitude. So, all these things are transferred in his professional life. His batting style is very aggressive in which he made lot of sixes and fours during match episode. That is the reason he achieved both titles as we mention before. His fan followers are very inspired from his batting style. So, Pakistani cricket episode is very memorable due to his brilliant batting style. It is also true, he has mood tempo. His batting style is totally depended on its mood approach.

Memorable Match

Shahid Afridi Boom Boom

Shahid Afridi Boom Boom

In 2007, he played one day international tournament. He secured high secure and made century only 37 balls. Pakistan was losing his game but due to his wonderful batting style match took turning point and ultimately Pakistan won.[5]  Memorable Match 

Bowling-Wise

Shahid Afridi Lala

Shahid Afridi Lala

Interestingly, he is known as for his batting style but his bowling style is very weak. Pakistan lose wonderful game due to his weak bowling style. He is just vest batsman not a good bowler. His bowling style is at high speed of spinner in which he got painful results.[6]  Bowling-Wise 

Wedding

He has married with his cousin. He is spending happy and pleasant life. His wife name is Nadia khan Afridi. She is very mature and cooperative with him.

Childern

Shahid Afridi With His Daugthers

Shahid Afridi With His Daugthers

He is blessed with four daughters. He loves them very much. He is close to them and has free time with them. They are as beautiful as their father . [7]  Childern 

Legacy of Shahid Afridi

Shahid Afridi

Shahid Afridi

Interesting scores and best performance in cricket world was maintained his legacy. Furthermore, he was challenge in different ways like great sir Vivan Richard has been taken to task for him. But his unbroken efforts achieved popularity and became a top-star player. He earned lot of records during his captaincy. So, his legacy is full of bright moments.[8]  Legacy of Shahid Afridi 

Career

Early Career

Shahid Afridi

Shahid Afridi

In October 1996 at the age of 16 years, Afridi was drafted into the ODI team during the four-nation Sameer Cup 1996-97 as a leg spinner as a replacement for the injured Mushtaq Ahmed. He made his debut on 2 October against Kenya, however he didn't bat and went wicketless.In the next match against Sri Lanka, Afridi batted at number three in the role of a pinch-hitter. 

First International Innings

Shahid Afridi

Shahid Afridi

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.Aged 16 years and 217 days, Afridi became the youngest player to score an ODI century.Pakistan posted a total of 371, at the time the second-highest in ODIs, and won by 82 runs; Afridi was named man of the match.

Fastest Century in ODI

Shahid Afridi Peshawar Zalmi PSL

Shahid Afridi Peshawar Zalmi PSL

The record for fastest century in ODI was broken by New Zealand cricketer Corey Anderson on 1 January 2014 who hit 131* runs from 36 balls and is now held by South-African cricketer AB de Villiers who made a century from 31 balls on 18 January 2015 against West Indies.[9] Batting records- espncricinfo

Signed a Contract

Boom Boom Afridi

Boom Boom Afridi

Shahid Afridi National Hero

Shahid Afridi National Hero

Shahid Afridi signed a contract to represent Leicestershire. In five first-class matches he scored 295 runs at an average of 42.14, including a highest score of 164, and took 11 wickets at an average of 46.45; Afridi also played 11 one day matches for the club, scoring 481 runs at an average of 40.08 and taking 18 wickets at 24.04.His highest score of 95 came from 58 balls in a semi-final of the C&G Trophy to help Leicestershire beat Lancashire by seven wickets. Derbyshire County Cricket Club signed Afridi to play for them in the first two months of the 2003 English cricket season.[10] Derbyshire clinch Afridi- bbc

International career

Shahid Afridi

Shahid Afridi

Two years after appearing on the international scene, Afridi made his Test debut in the third game of a three-match series against Australia on 22 October 1998. By this point he had already played 66 ODIs, at the time a record before playing Tests. He opened the batting, making scores of 10 and 6, and took five wickets in the first innings. He played his second Test the following January during Pakistan's tour of India; it was the first Test between the two countries since 1990. Again opening the batting, Afridi scored his maiden Test century, scoring 141 runs from 191 balls.

8 February 2007

Boom Boom Afridi

Boom Boom Afridi

 In the same match he also claimed three wickets for 54 runs. After winning the first match by 12 runs, Pakistan lost the second to draw the series.[11] WISDEN- espncricinfo Afridi was charged on 8 February 2007 of bringing the game into disrepute after he was seen on camera thrusting his bat at a spectator who swore at him on his way up the steps after being dismissed. Afridi was given a four-game ODI suspension, the minimum possible ban for such an offence, meaning that he would miss Pakistan's first two 2007 World Cup matches. The PCB and Afridi chose not to appeal the ban, despite feeling that the punishment was excessively harsh.

World T20 2007

Shahid Afridi

Shahid Afridi

In the 2007 World Twenty20, he performed poorly with the bat but brilliantly with the ball, earning the Man of the Series award, though he failed to take a wicket in the final and was out for a golden duck. But in the next ICC Twenty20 World Cup, held in 2009 Afridi performed brilliantly in the series scoring 50 runs in the semi-final and 54 in the final and leading his team to victory.

Captaincy 2009-2011

Shahid Afridi Boom Boom

Shahid Afridi Boom Boom

After gaining victory as a captain against New Zealand, the PCB declared Shahid Afridi as Pakistan's captain for the 2011 World Cup. In Pakistan's opening match of the tournament, Afridi took 5 wickets for 16 runs against Kenya, giving him the best bowling figures by a Pakistan bowler in a World Cup. In the following match against Sri Lanka, which Pakistan won, Afridi claimed for more wickets to help his side to victory and became the second player to have scored 4,000 runs and taken 300 wickets in ODIs. He claimed 17 wickets from 6 matches in the first round of the Cup, including a five-wicket haul against Canada,as Pakistan finished top of their group and progressed to the next stage.

Quarter-Final

Shahid Afridi

Shahid Afridi

After beating the West Indies in the quarter-final, with Afridi taking four wickets, Pakistan were knocked out of the semi-finals in a 29-run defeat to India.Afridi was the tournament's joint-leading wicket-taker with 21 wickets, level with India's Zaheer Khan, even though Afridi had played one match less than him.[12] Cracks-in-Afridi-Waqar- relationship Soon after the World Cup Pakistan toured the West Indies for a T20I, five ODIs, and two Tests. Pakistan lost the only T20I but won the ODI series that followed 3-2.Afridi took two wickets and scored 28 runs in the series. 

Coach

Shahid Afridi While Taken Wicket

Shahid Afridi While Taken Wicket

The coach, Waqar Younis, fell out with Afridi and in his report on the tour criticised Afridi, saying "as a captain he is very immature, has poor discipline, lacks a gameplan and is unwilling to listen to others' opinions or advice". After the series, on 19 May the PCB replaced Afridi as ODI captain with Misbah-ul-Haq for the two-match ODI series against Ireland later that month. In 34 ODIs as captain, Afridi led his side to 18 wins and 15 defeats. Afridi subsequently withdrew from the touring squad, citing the illness of his father.

ICC World Twenty20

Shahid Afridi

Shahid Afridi

March 2016, Pakistan was unable to make it to the semi-finals in the 2016 ICC World Twenty20 after losing to New Zealand, India and Australia. Before Australia's match, the PCB hinted at Afridi's retirement. However, he went against their decision after the match and announced that he would make the decision himself after consulting family and other iconic players beforehand and also announce it in Pakistan. He also stated that 'as a player, I am fit. As a captain, I am not fit'. Former Australian player Ian Chappell praised his honesty in this confession.

Waqar Younis

Shahid Afridi Peshawar Zalmi Captain PSL 2016

Shahid Afridi Peshawar Zalmi Captain PSL 2016

Waqar Younis, the head coach, was initially blamed and he accepted responsibility and offered to retire. However, a 6-page report by Younis was later leaked by the PCB to the media where he was shown to be pointing much of the blame onto AfridiAfridi was asked to appear to the enquiry committee, made up of Misbah-ul-Haq and other iconic players, who would hear his view on the situation. However, it was said he refused to until it was revealed that his daughter was in hospital undergoing surgery at the time. He opted to be interviewed by phone.

Posted a Video on Twitter

Shahid Afridi

Shahid Afridi

Days after the match, Afridi posted a video on Twitter, in which he apologised to all his fans for the teams disappointing performance. He said he didn't care about what others were saying about him and only wanted to answer to his fans and wanted to apologise for letting them and Pakistan down. Despite earlier criticism, many fans commented and circulated that he should not be sorry, with many from India supporting him. Even during his arrival from Dubai back to Pakistan, a few days after the rest of the team, fans chanted 'Boom Boom Afridi' at the airport amidst high security.[13] Afridi offers video- cricbuzz

Playing style

Shahid Afridi Boom Boom

Shahid Afridi Boom Boom

Bowling

Shahid Afridi

Shahid Afridi

Shahid afridi started as a fast bowler, Afridi decided to start bowling spin after he was told he was throwing. He modelled himself on Pakistan leg-spinner Abdul Qadir. Afridi began his career as primarily a bowler, however after scoring the fastest century in his maiden ODI innings more was expected of him with the bat. He considers himself a better bowler than batsman. While he is renowned for his aggressive batting, he is also a handy leg-spinner capable of producing a good mix of wicket taking balls. He has over 350 International wickets, most of which are from the ODI format.

Batting

Shahid Afridi

Shahid Afridi

Afridi's style of batting is very aggressive and attack oriented and has earned him the nickname "Boom Boom Afridi". Moreover, out of the seven fastest ODI centuries of all time, Afridi has produced three of them. As of May 2013, he has an ODI strike rate of 114.53 runs per 100 balls, the third highest in the game's history. This attitude has been transferred to Test cricket as well, with Afridi scoring at a relatively high strike rate of 86.97.

Sixes Long and High

Shahid Afridi

Shahid Afridi

He hits many sixes long and high, favouring straight down the ground or over midwicket. His trademark shot is a cross-batted flick to the leg-side to a ball outside off stump. However, his aggressive style increases his risk of getting out and he is one of the most inconsistent batsmen in cricket. This is reflected by the fact that he is the only player to score more than 7,000 ODI runs at an average under 25. Afridi is the only player in the world who has scored 1,000 runs and 50 wickets in the T20 format of the game. Afridi has moved about the batting order, and this lack of consistency has made it difficult for him to settle. In the Indian subcontinent, where the ball quickly loses its shine, he prefers to open the batting however elsewhere he prefers to bat at number six.[14] Afridi- espncricinfo

Conditional retirement

Shahid Afridi

Shahid Afridi

Afridi announced his retirement from ODI cricket after 2015 Cricket World Cup. Pakistan lost to Australia in the quarter final and lost the tournament. In March 2016, Pakistan was eliminated from the 2016 ICC World Twenty20 after losing to India, New Zealand and Australia. There were talks about this being Afridi's 'last Twenty20' and he said after the loss to Australia that he would think about retiring and announce it within a week. On 3 April 2016, he announced he will not be retiring, but instead just step down as Twenty20 Captain.

Afridi to Retire

Shahid Afridi

Shahid Afridi

In September 2016, the PCB announced that they wanted Afridi to retire. Afridi said it was unfair for them to announce his plans in the media, but then said he wanted a farewell match, which didn't happen as a result of him cancelling a meeting regarding the issue with the PCB. [15] Afridi insists farewell match - Dailytimes

Afridi return 2011-present

Shahid Afridi

Shahid Afridi

The condition on his return was that the board be replaced. The PCB suspended Afridi's central contract, fined him 4.5 million rupees ($52,300), and revoked his no-objection certificate (NOC) which allowed Afridi to play for Hampshire. Afridi filed a petition with the Sindh High Court to overturn the sanctions. On 15 June, Afridi withdrew his petition after an out of court settlement and the PCB reinstated his NOC.When the PCB's central contracts were renewed in August, Afridi's was allowed to lapse. In October he withdrew his retirement as Ijaz Butt had been replaced as chairman of the PCB. Two weeks after his announcement, Afridi was included in Pakistan's squad to face Sri Lanka in three ODIs and a T20I. In November 2011, Afridi became the only cricketer to score a half-century and take five wickets on two separate occasions in ODIs. Afridi achieved this feat in the fourth ODI against Sri Lanka which helped Pakistan to secure the one-day series.He also became the first person to score 50 in his 50th T20 International (he is the only one to have played 50 T20Is as of 9 July 2012). Afridi holds the most Player of the Match awards with 7, one above Sanath Jayasuriya and Kevin Pietersen who are both tied in 2nd place with 6.

Worldly Appreciation

Shahid Afridi Lala

Shahid Afridi Lala

He was very confident on his performance in cricket. He faced taunts and criticism from Pakistani people on his bowling style. But on the other side of world, he secured appreciations and different titles. So, his fans got disappointment but actually he loves acting and he always wants to act and be involved in the performing best arts.[16]  Worldly Appreciation 

Modeling

Shahid Afridi

Shahid Afridi

Apart from his cricket field, he is also best model in Pakistani fashion industry. His handsome look is very appealing. He has natural beauty in his attractive features. He is doing various commercials such as Pepsi and co cola. He is also doing modeling with fashion designers due to his beautiful figure.[17]  Modeling 

ICC Twenty20 World Cup

ICC Twenty20 World Cup, held in 2009 Afridi performed brilliantly in the series scoring 50 runs in the semi-final and 54 in the final and leading his team to victory. On 30 May Afridi announced his conditional retirement from international cricket in protest against his treatment by the PCB. The condition on his return was that the board be replaced. The PCB suspended Afridi’s central contract, fined him 4.5 million rupees ($52,300), and revoked his no-objection certificate (NOC) which allowed Afridi to play for Hampshire. Afridi filed a petition with the Sindh High Court to overturn the sanctions. On June 15, Afridi withdrew his petition after an out of court settlement and the PCB reinstated his NOC.[18]  ICC Twenty20 World Cup 

Afridis Results in International Matches

 -  Matches  Won  Lost  Drawn  Tied  No Result
 Test  27  9  9  9  0  -
 ODI  398  218  170  -  1  9
 T20  80  48  31  -  1  -

List of Movie Name

Year Film Role Notes
2013 Main Hoon Shahid Afridi Shahid Afridi cameo

Awards

Year Award Category
2007 Lux Style Awards Most Stylish Sportsperson Won
2011 Lux Style Awards Most Stylish Sportsperson Won
2016 Lux Style Awards Most Stylish Sportsperson Won

International Record

Test 5 Wicket Hauls

# Figures Match Opponent Venue City Country Year
1 5/52 1  Australia National Stadium Karachi Pakistan 1998

ODI 5 Wicket Hauls

# Figures Match Opponent Venue City Country Year
1 5/40 119 England Gaddafi Stadium Lahore Pakistan 2000
2 5/11 183 Kenya Edgbaston Cricket Ground Birmingham England 2004
3 6/38 272 Australia Dubai International Stadium Dubai UAE 2009
4 5/16 313 Kenya MRIC Stadium Hambantota Sri Lanka 2011
5 5/23 315 Canada R Premadasa Stadium Colombo Sri Lanka 2011
6 5/35 329 Sri Lanka Sharjah Cricket Stadium Sharjah UAE 2011
7 5/23 331 Bangladesh Sher-e-Bangla Cricket Stadium Dhaka Bangladesh 2011
8 5/36 334 Afghanistan Sharjah Cricket Stadium Sharjah UAE 2012
9 7/12 355 West Indies Providence Stadium Providence Guyana 2013

International Centuries

Test Centuries

# Runs Match Against City/country Venue Year Result
1 141 2 India Chennai, India M. A. Chidambaram Stadium 1999 Won
2 107 12 West Indies Sharjah, United Arab Emirates Sharjah Cricket Association Stadium 2002 Won
3 122 18 West Indies Bridgetown, Barbados Kensington Oval 2005 Won
4 103 21 India Lahore, Pakistan Gaddafi Stadium 2006 Drawn
5 156 22 India Faisalabad, Pakistan Iqbal Stadium 2006 Drawn

One Day International Centuries

# Runs Match Against City/country Venue Year Result
1 102 2 Sri Lanka Nairobi, Kenya Nairobi Gymkhana Club 1996 Won
2 109 65  India Toronto, Canada Toronto Cricket, Skating and Curling Club 1998 Won
3 108* 146 New Zealand Sharjah, United Arab Emirates Sharjah Cricket Association Stadium 2002 Won
4 102 204 India Kanpur, India Green Park Stadium 2005 Won
5 109 294 Sri Lanka Dambulla, Sri Lanka Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium 2010 Lost
6 124 296 Bangladesh Dambulla, Sri Lanka Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium 2010 Won

International Awards

One-Day International Cricket

Man of the series awards

# Series Season Match performance Result
1 Pakistan in West Indies 2004/05 92 runs with avg. of 30.66. 6 wickets. 2 ct. (3 Matches) Pakistan Won the series 3–0.
2 Warid Cricket Series 2006/07 74 runs with avg. of 74.00. 3 wickets. (2 Matches) Pakistan Won the series 2–1.
3 2010 Asia Cup in Sri Lanka 2010 265 runs with avg. of 88.33 ; 3 wickets. (3 Matches) India Won the series.
4 Sri Lanka vs Pakistan in UAE 2011/12 123 runs with avg. of 30.75 ; 13 wickets (5 Matches) Pakistan Won the series 4–1.

Man of the Match awards

S No Opponent Venue Date Match performance Result
1 Sri Lanka Gymkhana Club Ground, Nairobi 4 October 1996 102 (40 balls, 6×4, 11×6); 10–0–43–1  Pakistan won by 86 runs.
2 Zimbabwe Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore 1 November 1996 10–0–38–0 ; 66 (37 balls, 8x4, 4x6)  Pakistan won by 9 wickets
3 West Indies Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne 20 January 1997 0 (7 balls); 7–0–21–1 ; 1 ct. Pakistan won by 62 runs.
4 India Cricket, Skating & Curling Club, Toronto 19 September 1998 109 (94 balls, 7x4, 6x6); 6–0–34–0 Pakistan won by 134 runs.
5 Sri Lanka Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah 18 October 1999 58 (50 balls, 2x4, 5x6); 3–1–6–2 Pakistan won by 118 runs.
6 Zimbabwe Antigua Recreation Ground, Antigua 5 April 2000 6–0–35–2 ; 69 (69 balls, 5x4, 3x6) Pakistan won by 5 wickets
7 England Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore 27 October 2000 10–01–40–5 ; 61 (69 balls, 8×4, 1×6) Pakistan won by 8 wickets.
8 New Zealand Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah 12 April 2001 10–0–49–2 ; 70 (43 balls, 7x4, 6x6) Pakistan won by 8 wickets.
9 Zimbabwe Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah 28 October 2001 67 (81 balls, 3x4, 5x6); 8–1–21–2 Pakistan won by 106 runs.
10 Bangladesh Bangabandhu National Stadium, Dhaka 25 January 2002 10–1–38–2 ; 83 (44 balls, 6x4, 7x6) Pakistan won by 8 wickets.
11 New Zealand Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah 15 April 2002 4–0–19–0 ; 108* (92 balls, 7x4, 8x6) Pakistan won by 8 wickets.
12 Netherlands SSC Ground, Colombo 21 September 2002 10–3–18–3 ; 55* (18 balls, 4x4, 6x6) Pakistan won by 9 wickets.
13 Kenya Edgbaston, Birmingham 14 September 2004 6–1–11–5 ; 1 ct. ; 3 (4 balls) Pakistan won by 7 wickets.
14 India Green Park, Kanpur 15 April 2005 6–0–33–0 ; 102 (46 balls, 10x4, 9x6) Pakistan won by 5 wickets.
15 West Indies Beausejour, Gros Islet 22 May 2005 56 (30 balls, 6x4, 2x6); 6–0–35–0 Pakistan won by 22 runs.
16 Sri Lanka SSC Ground, Colombo 22 March 2006 10–0–37–3 ; 1 (2 balls) Pakistan won by 4 wickets.
17 Sri Lanka Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi 18 May 2007 10–0–43–0 ; 73* (34 balls, 8x4, 4x6) Pakistan won by 5 wickets.
18 South Africa Iqbal Stadium, Faisalabad 23 October 2007 10–0–37–3 ; 2 ct. ; 32 (18 balls, 4x4, 2x6) Pakistan won by 6 wickets.
19 Zimbabwe Multan Cricket Stadium, Multan 27 January 2008 85 (52 balls, 2×4, 6×6); 10–0–60–1 Pakistan won by 37 runs.
20 Australia DSC Stadium, Dubai 22 April 2009 10–0–38–6 ; 24 (16 balls, 5x4) Pakistan won by 4 wickets.
21 New Zealand Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi 3 November 2009 70 (50 balls, 4x4, 3x6); 10–0–46–2 Pakistan won by 138 runs.
22 Sri Lanka Rangiri Dambulla Stadium, Dambulla 15 June 2010 10–0–43–1 ; 109 (76 balls, 8x4, 7x6) Sri Lanka won by 16 runs.
23 Bangladesh Rangiri Dambulla Stadium, Dambulla 21 June 2010 124 (60 balls, 17x4, 4x6); 10–0–54–1 Pakistan won by 139 runs.
24 Sri Lanka R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo 26 February 2011 16 (12 balls, 3x4); 10–0–34–4 ; 1 ct. Pakistan won by 11 runs.
25 Canada R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo 3 March 2011 20 (17 balls, 2×4); 10–0–23–5 Pakistan won by 46 runs.
26 Sri Lanka DSC Stadium, Dubai 11 November 2011 9.3–0–27–3 ; DNB Pakistan won by 8 wickets.
27 Sri Lanka Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah 20 November 2011 75 (65 balls, 4x4, 3x6); 9.2–0–35–5 ; 1 ct. Pakistan won by 26 runs.
28 Bangladesh Shere Bangla Stadium, Dhaka 1 December 2011 6.3–0–23–5 ; 24 (23 balls, 4x4) Pakistan won by 5 wickets.
29 Afghanistan Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah 10 February 2012 10–0–36–5 ; DNB. Pakistan won by 7 wickets.
30 Bangladesh Shere Bangla Stadium, Dhaka 22 March 2012 32 (22 balls, 4x4, 1x6); 10–1–28–1 Pakistan won by 2 runs.
31 West Indies Providence Stadium, Guyana 14 July 2013 76 (55 balls, 6×4, 5×6); 9–3–12–7 ; 1 ct. Pakistan won by 126 runs.
32 South Africa DSC Stadium, Dubai 1 November 2013 26 (20 balls, 4x4); 5.4–0–26–3 Pakistan won by 66 runs.
33 Bangladesh Shere Bangla Stadium, Dhaka 4 March 2014 10–0–64–0 ; 59 (25 balls, 2x4, 7x6) Pakistan won by 3 wickets.

Twenty20 International Cricket

Player of the Series Awards

# Series Season Match performance Result
1 2007 ICC World Twenty20 in South Africa 2012 Runs: 91 (46 balls: 9×4, 4x6), Ave – 15.16, SR – 197.82 Field: 12 wickets ; 2 ct. India beat Pakistan in the final.
2 Pakistan vs New Zealand in UAE 2009/10 Runs: 46 (55 balls: 3×4, 2x6), Ave – 23.00, SR – 139.39 Field: 3 wickets Pakistan won the series 2–0.
3 Pakistan vs Sri Lanka in UAE 2013/14 Runs: 67 (33 balls: 4×4, 5x6), Ave – 67.00, SR – 203.03 Field: 1 wicket, 1 ct. Drawn.

Man of the Match Awards

# Series Date Opponent Match performance Result
1 Pakistan in England 28 August 2006 England 4–0–28–0 ; 28 (10 balls: 5x4, 1x6) Pakistan won by 5 wickets.
2 2007 ICC World Twenty20 12 September 2007 Scotland 22 (7 balls: 1x4, 2x6); 4–0–19–4 Pakistan won by 51 runs.
3 Pakistan v Australia in UAE 7 May 2009 Australia 4–1–14–3 ; 1 ct. ; DNB Pakistan won by 7 wickets.
4 2009 ICC World Twenty20 18 June 2009 South Africa 51 (34 balls: 8x4); 4–0–16–2 Pakistan won by 7 runs.
5 2009 ICC World Twenty20 21 June 2009 Sri Lanka 4–0–20–1 ; 54 * (40 balls: 2x4, 2x6) Pakistan won World Twenty20 by 8 wickets.
6 Pakistan in Sri Lanka 12 August 2009 Sri Lanka 50 (37 balls: 4x4, 2x6); 4–0–21–1 Pakistan won by 52 runs.
7 Pakistan in Sri Lanka 3 June 2012  Sri Lanka 52 * (33 balls: 5x4, 1x6); 4–0–17–2 ; 1 ct. Pakistan won by 23 runs.
8 Pakistan in West Indies 27 July 2013 West Indies 4–0–24–0 ; 46 (27 balls: 4x4, 2x6) Pakistan won by 2 wickets.
9 Pakistan v Sri Lanka in UAE 11 December 2013 Sri Lanka 4–0–20–1 ; 1 ct. ; 39 * (20 balls: 2x4, 3x6) Pakistan won by 3 wickets
10 Pakistan in New Zealand 15 January 2016 New Zealand 23 (8 balls: 2x4, 2x6); 4–1–26–2 ; 3 ct. ; 1 run out Pakistan won by 16 runs.
11 2016 ICC World Twenty20 16 March 2016 Bangladesh 49 (19 balls: 4x4, 4x6); 4–0–27–2 Pakistan won by 55 runs.

Sitara-e-Imtiaz

President of Pakistan Mamnoon Hussain presented the Pakistan Civil Awards at the President’s House in Islamabad whereas governors of the provinces gave away the awards at the Governor Houses at respective Provincial capitals on the eve of Pakistan Day on Friday 23rd March 2018. The civil awards were conferred on 152 personalities for displaying excellence in various fields. Among them, four outstanding cricketers have also been awarded Sitara-e-Imtiaz, the third highest civil award of the country. They were former captains Misbah-ul-Haq, Younis Khan and Shahid Afridi, and present captain Sarfraz Ahmed. [19] Sitara-e- imtiaz

Awarded Tamgha-e-Imtiaz

The federal  government has decided to award Tamgha-e-Imtiaz to three former and one existing captains of Pakistan cricket team for their services for Pakistan’s  cricket.On 23 March ( Pakistan Day) every year, Tamgha-e-Imtiaz is awarded to people who show exceptional devotion and commitment in their respective fields. This year, Pakistan cricket team captain  Sarfraz Ahmed and former captains  Misbahul Haq, Shahid Khan Afridi and  Younis Khan will also get this prestigious award.Younis Khan is the only batsman from  Pakistan who has scored 10,000 runs in Test cricket. Pakistan also won T20 World Cup in 2009 under the captaincy of  Younis Khan.Misbahul Haq is the most successful Test captain of Pakistan. Under his captaincy, Pakistan gained top spot in Test Rankings.Shahid Khan Afridi’s record of fastest ODI century was broken after 16 years. He played a crucial role in the victory of Pakistan team in the semi-final and final of the 2009 T20 World Cup.Sarfaraz Ahmed led Pakistan to victory in the Champions Trophy and also made Pakistan the top T20 team of the world.[20]  Awarded Tamgha-e-Imtiaz 

Left PSL team Karachi Kings

The former captain of Pakistan Cricket team Shahid Afridi has decided to leave the Pakistan Super League team Karachi Kings and has told his fans on Twitter earlier today on 14th November 2018 with a status “Thank you to @KarachiKings for a lovely time. Time for a new chapter in my @thePSLt20 journey. Will be following the #PSLDraft2018!”. So the former captain will no longer be a part of PSL 2019.

Controversial Statement about Pakistan occupied Kashmir

Famous Cricketer Shahid Afridi is in hot water after giving his remarks regarding Pakistan occupied Kashmir issue. “I say Pakistan doesn’t want Kashmir. Don’t give it to India either. Let Kashmir be independent. At least humanity will be alive. Let people not die. Pakistan doesn’t want Kashmir. It can’t even manage its four provinces. The big thing is humanity. People who are dying there, it is painful. Any death, be it from any community, is painful,”. He gave this statement in a video which went viral on social media and Indians got no chill which forced Afridi to come on the twitter and clarify the issue.  ” My comments are being misconstrued by Indian media! I’m passionate about my country and greatly value the struggles of Kashmiris. Humanity must prevail and they should get their rights.”