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.
  • 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

YearFilmRoleNotes
2013Main Hoon Shahid AfridiShahid Afridicameo

Awards

YearAwardCategory
2007Lux Style AwardsMost Stylish SportspersonWon
2011Lux Style AwardsMost Stylish SportspersonWon
2016Lux Style AwardsMost Stylish SportspersonWon

International Record

Test 5 Wicket Hauls

#FiguresMatchOpponentVenueCityCountryYear
15/521 AustraliaNational StadiumKarachiPakistan1998

ODI 5 Wicket Hauls

#FiguresMatchOpponentVenueCityCountryYear
15/40119EnglandGaddafi StadiumLahorePakistan2000
25/11183KenyaEdgbaston Cricket GroundBirminghamEngland2004
36/38272AustraliaDubai International StadiumDubaiUAE2009
45/16313KenyaMRIC StadiumHambantotaSri Lanka2011
55/23315CanadaR Premadasa StadiumColomboSri Lanka2011
65/35329Sri LankaSharjah Cricket StadiumSharjahUAE2011
75/23331BangladeshSher-e-Bangla Cricket StadiumDhakaBangladesh2011
85/36334AfghanistanSharjah Cricket StadiumSharjahUAE2012
97/12355West IndiesProvidence StadiumProvidenceGuyana2013

International Centuries

Test Centuries

#RunsMatchAgainstCity/countryVenueYearResult
11412IndiaChennai, IndiaM. A. Chidambaram Stadium1999Won
210712West IndiesSharjah, United Arab EmiratesSharjah Cricket Association Stadium2002Won
312218West IndiesBridgetown, BarbadosKensington Oval2005Won
410321IndiaLahore, PakistanGaddafi Stadium2006Drawn
515622IndiaFaisalabad, PakistanIqbal Stadium2006Drawn

One Day International Centuries

#RunsMatchAgainstCity/countryVenueYearResult
11022Sri LankaNairobi, KenyaNairobi Gymkhana Club1996Won
210965 IndiaToronto, CanadaToronto Cricket, Skating and Curling Club1998Won
3108*146New ZealandSharjah, United Arab EmiratesSharjah Cricket Association Stadium2002Won
4102204IndiaKanpur, IndiaGreen Park Stadium2005Won
5109294Sri LankaDambulla, Sri LankaRangiri Dambulla International Stadium2010Lost
6124296BangladeshDambulla, Sri LankaRangiri Dambulla International Stadium2010Won

International Awards

One-Day International Cricket

Man of the series awards

#SeriesSeasonMatch performanceResult
1Pakistan in West Indies2004/0592 runs with avg. of 30.66. 6 wickets. 2 ct. (3 Matches)Pakistan Won the series 3–0.
2Warid Cricket Series2006/0774 runs with avg. of 74.00. 3 wickets. (2 Matches)Pakistan Won the series 2–1.
3 2010 Asia Cup in Sri Lanka 2010265 runs with avg. of 88.33 ; 3 wickets. (3 Matches)India Won the series.
4Sri Lanka vs Pakistan in UAE2011/12123 runs with avg. of 30.75 ; 13 wickets (5 Matches)Pakistan Won the series 4–1.

Man of the Match awards

S NoOpponentVenueDateMatch performanceResult
1Sri LankaGymkhana Club Ground, Nairobi4 October 1996102 (40 balls, 6×4, 11×6); 10–0–43–1 Pakistan won by 86 runs.
2ZimbabweGaddafi Stadium, Lahore1 November 199610–0–38–0 ; 66 (37 balls, 8x4, 4x6) Pakistan won by 9 wickets
3West IndiesMelbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne20 January 19970 (7 balls); 7–0–21–1 ; 1 ct.Pakistan won by 62 runs.
4IndiaCricket, Skating & Curling Club, Toronto19 September 1998109 (94 balls, 7x4, 6x6); 6–0–34–0Pakistan won by 134 runs.
5Sri LankaSharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah18 October 199958 (50 balls, 2x4, 5x6); 3–1–6–2Pakistan won by 118 runs.
6ZimbabweAntigua Recreation Ground, Antigua5 April 20006–0–35–2 ; 69 (69 balls, 5x4, 3x6)Pakistan won by 5 wickets
7EnglandGaddafi Stadium, Lahore27 October 200010–01–40–5 ; 61 (69 balls, 8×4, 1×6)Pakistan won by 8 wickets.
8New ZealandSharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah12 April 200110–0–49–2 ; 70 (43 balls, 7x4, 6x6)Pakistan won by 8 wickets.
9ZimbabweSharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah28 October 200167 (81 balls, 3x4, 5x6); 8–1–21–2Pakistan won by 106 runs.
10BangladeshBangabandhu National Stadium, Dhaka25 January 200210–1–38–2 ; 83 (44 balls, 6x4, 7x6)Pakistan won by 8 wickets.
11New ZealandSharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah15 April 20024–0–19–0 ; 108* (92 balls, 7x4, 8x6)Pakistan won by 8 wickets.
12NetherlandsSSC Ground, Colombo21 September 200210–3–18–3 ; 55* (18 balls, 4x4, 6x6)Pakistan won by 9 wickets.
13KenyaEdgbaston, Birmingham14 September 20046–1–11–5 ; 1 ct. ; 3 (4 balls)Pakistan won by 7 wickets.
14IndiaGreen Park, Kanpur15 April 20056–0–33–0 ; 102 (46 balls, 10x4, 9x6)Pakistan won by 5 wickets.
15West IndiesBeausejour, Gros Islet22 May 200556 (30 balls, 6x4, 2x6); 6–0–35–0Pakistan won by 22 runs.
16Sri LankaSSC Ground, Colombo22 March 200610–0–37–3 ; 1 (2 balls)Pakistan won by 4 wickets.
17Sri LankaSheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi18 May 200710–0–43–0 ; 73* (34 balls, 8x4, 4x6)Pakistan won by 5 wickets.
18South AfricaIqbal Stadium, Faisalabad23 October 200710–0–37–3 ; 2 ct. ; 32 (18 balls, 4x4, 2x6)Pakistan won by 6 wickets.
19ZimbabweMultan Cricket Stadium, Multan27 January 200885 (52 balls, 2×4, 6×6); 10–0–60–1Pakistan won by 37 runs.
20AustraliaDSC Stadium, Dubai22 April 200910–0–38–6 ; 24 (16 balls, 5x4)Pakistan won by 4 wickets.
21New ZealandSheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi3 November 200970 (50 balls, 4x4, 3x6); 10–0–46–2Pakistan won by 138 runs.
22Sri LankaRangiri Dambulla Stadium, Dambulla15 June 201010–0–43–1 ; 109 (76 balls, 8x4, 7x6)Sri Lanka won by 16 runs.
23BangladeshRangiri Dambulla Stadium, Dambulla21 June 2010124 (60 balls, 17x4, 4x6); 10–0–54–1Pakistan won by 139 runs.
24Sri LankaR Premadasa Stadium, Colombo26 February 201116 (12 balls, 3x4); 10–0–34–4 ; 1 ct.Pakistan won by 11 runs.
25CanadaR Premadasa Stadium, Colombo3 March 201120 (17 balls, 2×4); 10–0–23–5Pakistan won by 46 runs.
26Sri LankaDSC Stadium, Dubai11 November 20119.3–0–27–3 ; DNBPakistan won by 8 wickets.
27Sri LankaSharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah20 November 201175 (65 balls, 4x4, 3x6); 9.2–0–35–5 ; 1 ct.Pakistan won by 26 runs.
28BangladeshShere Bangla Stadium, Dhaka1 December 20116.3–0–23–5 ; 24 (23 balls, 4x4)Pakistan won by 5 wickets.
29AfghanistanSharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah10 February 201210–0–36–5 ; DNB.Pakistan won by 7 wickets.
30BangladeshShere Bangla Stadium, Dhaka22 March 201232 (22 balls, 4x4, 1x6); 10–1–28–1Pakistan won by 2 runs.
31West IndiesProvidence Stadium, Guyana14 July 201376 (55 balls, 6×4, 5×6); 9–3–12–7 ; 1 ct.Pakistan won by 126 runs.
32South AfricaDSC Stadium, Dubai1 November 201326 (20 balls, 4x4); 5.4–0–26–3Pakistan won by 66 runs.
33BangladeshShere Bangla Stadium, Dhaka4 March 201410–0–64–0 ; 59 (25 balls, 2x4, 7x6)Pakistan won by 3 wickets.

Twenty20 International Cricket

Player of the Series Awards

#SeriesSeasonMatch performanceResult
12007 ICC World Twenty20 in South Africa2012Runs: 91 (46 balls: 9×4, 4x6), Ave – 15.16, SR – 197.82 Field: 12 wickets ; 2 ct.India beat Pakistan in the final.
2Pakistan vs New Zealand in UAE2009/10Runs: 46 (55 balls: 3×4, 2x6), Ave – 23.00, SR – 139.39 Field: 3 wicketsPakistan won the series 2–0.
3Pakistan vs Sri Lanka in UAE2013/14Runs: 67 (33 balls: 4×4, 5x6), Ave – 67.00, SR – 203.03 Field: 1 wicket, 1 ct.Drawn.

Man of the Match Awards

#SeriesDateOpponentMatch performanceResult
1Pakistan in England28 August 2006England4–0–28–0 ; 28 (10 balls: 5x4, 1x6)Pakistan won by 5 wickets.
22007 ICC World Twenty2012 September 2007Scotland22 (7 balls: 1x4, 2x6); 4–0–19–4Pakistan won by 51 runs.
3Pakistan v Australia in UAE7 May 2009Australia4–1–14–3 ; 1 ct. ; DNBPakistan won by 7 wickets.
42009 ICC World Twenty2018 June 2009South Africa51 (34 balls: 8x4); 4–0–16–2Pakistan won by 7 runs.
52009 ICC World Twenty2021 June 2009Sri Lanka4–0–20–1 ; 54 * (40 balls: 2x4, 2x6)Pakistan won World Twenty20 by 8 wickets.
6Pakistan in Sri Lanka12 August 2009Sri Lanka50 (37 balls: 4x4, 2x6); 4–0–21–1Pakistan won by 52 runs.
7Pakistan in Sri Lanka3 June 2012 Sri Lanka52 * (33 balls: 5x4, 1x6); 4–0–17–2 ; 1 ct.Pakistan won by 23 runs.
8Pakistan in West Indies27 July 2013West Indies4–0–24–0 ; 46 (27 balls: 4x4, 2x6)Pakistan won by 2 wickets.
9Pakistan v Sri Lanka in UAE11 December 2013Sri Lanka4–0–20–1 ; 1 ct. ; 39 * (20 balls: 2x4, 3x6)Pakistan won by 3 wickets
10Pakistan in New Zealand15 January 2016New Zealand23 (8 balls: 2x4, 2x6); 4–1–26–2 ; 3 ct. ; 1 run outPakistan won by 16 runs.
112016 ICC World Twenty2016 March 2016Bangladesh49 (19 balls: 4x4, 4x6); 4–0–27–2Pakistan 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.”


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