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Career Facts

16 YEARS OLD

Shahid Afridi has become Pakistan’s premier spin bowler and Captain of Pakistan T20 cricket team. Formerly he was also captain of the Pakistan One Day National cricket team. Considered as a legend in Pakistani cricket history, Afridi is regarded as one of the greatest big-hitting cricketers of all time.

ODIs Man of the Match awards

33

ODIs wickets & strike rate

395/44.7

ODIs career sixes

236

T20I international wickets

97

ODIs strike rate

117.00

against Australia. He has the highest strike rate in an innings.

Dissimals

9

Shahid Afridi dismissed Ricky Ponting more times than any other bowler in ODI cricket history.

Sixes
  • 52Tests
  • 351ODIs
  • 73T20I
ODIs Runs
8064
Figure I - Matches Vs Runs
Figure II - Wickets
Tests - 48 Wickets
ODIs - 395 Wickets
T20Is - 97 Wickets
First-class - 266 Wickets
List A - 509 Wickets
Twenty20 - 236 Wickets

ABOUT SHAHID AFRIDI

Shahid Afridi, a cricketer of Pakistan requiring little introduction, was born on 1st March 1980. Affectionately known as ‘Boom Boom’, he has a huge fan following from all over the world. He enjoys a record of taking the most wickets and is also known for his longest sixes of any form internationally. Shahid Afridi has always exhibited a philanthropic side, and has been regularly associated with different charitable activities from a very early age. Towards the end of his international cricketing career he decided to establish a foundation of his own. In March 2014 he inaugurated the Shahid Afridi Foundation with the mission of providing basic healthcare and educational facilities to the people of Pakistan.

Initially his support system was family and friends who made investments for this noble cause. Later the circle expanded and he now has a team of support globally. The very first project was a charitable hospital in Kohat (KPK) named the “Sahibzada Fazal Rehman Memorial and Charity Hospital”. These efforts to strive towards helping people in his motherland were not a publicity stunt, but instead a token of his love for Pakistan, and the will to pay back his country that had earned him respect from all over the world.

The three keywords he often uses to describe the concept behind his foundation are: Health, Education and Sports where he wants to support the existing health and education system of the country and promote sports amongst the younger generation. The other major issue targeted by the organization is poverty, which is what largely grabbed Shahid Afridi’s attention and brought alive the philanthropist within him. This in turn motivated him to build a welfare trust for the betterment of the society.

The organization has played a vital part in preventing the loss of lives during times of natural disasters, such as frequent floods, earthquakes and monsoons, which especially impacted the rural areas of Pakistan.

Shahid Afridi Foundation has also joined hands with Dar-ul-Sukun to support abandoned, orphaned, homeless and disabled children. Campaigns are frequently carried out for Internally Displaced People (IDP) in different regions of the country such as Baluchistan and KPK. Shahid Afridi is the ambassador for the Polio campaign in Pakistan and has joined hands with Rotary’s “This Close” campaign to support bringing an end to polio.

The recent expansion of the organization in countries such as Dubai, the United Kingdom and the United States has resulted in a larger supporting community. The result of this expansion has helped pave the way for the establishment of a dental unit at the “Sahibzada Fazal Rehman Memorial and Charity Hospital”. The organization regularly hosts fundraising events not only in Pakistan but globally, where funds are raised for the purpose of enabling further work being carried out by SAF on the ground. Shahid Afridi started this journey alone and today he is followed by a trail of people who are there to back him up whenever required.

HIS VISION

“My dedication is towards supporting individuals in acquiring appropriate health facilities and facilitating them with better educational opportunities. Not only within Pakistan, I also want to focus on the people of Asia, Africa, America & Europe. Providing clean drinking water and healthy food are also amongst my top priorities.”

TEST MATCHES RECORDS

YOUNGEST PLAYER TO SCORE A TEST CENTURY

YOUNGEST PLAYER TO SCORE A TEST CENTURY

At the age of 18 years 333 days, Shahid Afridi scored his 1st Test hundred. That makes him the 7th youngest batsmen to score a century in Test cricket history.

4TH FASTEST TEST FIFTY

4TH FASTEST TEST FIFTY

In 2004, Shahid Afridi scored a half century against India at Bangalore on just 26 balls. That was 4th fastest fifty in Test cricket.

3RD MOST RUNS OFF ONE OVER

3RD MOST RUNS OFF ONE OVER

In 2005, Shahid Afridi smashed 27 runs in an over off Harbhajan Singh in the Lahore Test. That was the joint 3rd most runs in an over of Test match.

HIGHEST STRIKE RATE IN AN INNINGS

HIGHEST STRIKE RATE IN AN INNINGS

In 2010, Shahid Afridi scored 31 runs in 15 balls, with a Strike Rate of 206.66. The venue was Lords and the opposition was Australia. This was the 15th highest Strike Rate in an inning of a Test match.

ODI MATCHES RECORDS

3RD FASTEST ODI CENTURY IN THE HISTORY OF ODI’S CRICKET

3RD FASTEST ODI CENTURY IN THE HISTORY OF ODI’S CRICKET

In 1996, Shahid Afridi smashed his 1st ever Century against SriLanka, facing just 37 balls. That was the fastest ODI’s century in the history of cricket for more than 16 years.

YOUNGEST PLAYER TO SCORE A CENTURY IN ODI

YOUNGEST PLAYER TO SCORE A CENTURY IN ODI

Shahid Afridi is the youngest player ever to score a One-day International century. He scored his first century of his International career at the age of just 16-years and 217-days, against Sri Lanka in 1996.

JOINT 5TH FASTEST FIFTY

JOINT 5TH FASTEST FIFTY

Afridi has scored a half century in just18 balls fifty three times in ODI’s. His recent fastest fifty was against Bangladesh in the Asia Cup, 2014. Afridi smashed a fifty off 18 balls comprising of 6 sixes. Boom Boom has scored 3 fifties in his ODI career.

MOST SIXES IN ODI

MOST SIXES IN ODI

Shahid Afridi has a very unique record of hitting the most sixes in One Day Internationals. Boom Boom smashed 476 sixes in his incredible ODI career.

LONGEST SIX IN HISTORY

LONGEST SIX IN HISTORY

Shahid Afridi smashed a six 158 meters long. This was scored against South Africa in the 3rd ODI at Johannesburg on March 17, 2013.

HIGHEST STRIKE RATE IN ODI CAREER

HIGHEST STRIKE RATE IN ODI CAREER

Shahid Afridi has the 6th highest strike-rate in One-Day Internationals. He Scored more than 8064 runs at a strike-rate of 117.00 per 100 balls.

MOST WICKETS IN SINGLE WORLD CUP AS CAPTAIN

MOST WICKETS IN SINGLE WORLD CUP AS CAPTAIN

In the ODI World Cup of 2011, Afridi made another World Record. He took 22 wickets during the World Cup., This was the most number of wickets by any Captain in the history of ODI World Cups.

ONLY PLAYER WHO TOOK 350 WICKET AND SCORED 8,000 RUNS

ONLY PLAYER WHO TOOK 350 WICKET AND SCORED 8,000 RUNS

With more than 8,000 Runs in ODI’s, and 395 Wickets. Shahid Afridi is the only player in the history of One Day cricket who had achieved this milestone.

ONLY PLAYER WHO TOOK 5 WICKET + SCORE A FIFTY THREE TIME.

ONLY PLAYER WHO TOOK 5 WICKET + SCORE A FIFTY THREE TIME.

Shahid Afridi has performed this magic three times in his career. He has accomplished this against England, Sri Lanka and the West Indies.

T20I MATCHES RECORDS

ONLY PLAYER WHO HAVE MORE THAN 1,000 RUNS AND 50 WICKETS

ONLY PLAYER WHO HAVE MORE THAN 1,000 RUNS AND 50 WICKETS

Boom Boom has more than 1,000 runs in T20 internationals. He completed his 1,000 runs in world t20 in 2014.

ONLY PLAYER TO HIT MORE 400 SIXES IN INTERNATIONAL CAREER

ONLY PLAYER TO HIT MORE 400 SIXES IN INTERNATIONAL CAREER

Afridi smashed 52 sixes in Tests, 333 in ODI’s and 42 in T20 internationals. His total number of sixes in international cricket is 427.

10,000 RUNS AND 500 WICKETS

10,000 RUNS AND 500 WICKETS

Shahid Afridi is the only Pakistani and the 2nd Player in cricket history who has scored more than 10,000 runs and taken 500 plus wickets in his International Career. The record was achieved by Shahid Afridi vs. Australia at the World T20. Glenn Maxwell was his 500th victim.

MOST WICKETS IN T20

MOST WICKETS IN T20

Shahid Afridi has 97 Wickets in his T20 career. He has played 98 T20s, and thrice he has picked up 4 wickets in a match.

MOST WICKETS IN T20 WORLD CUPS

MOST WICKETS IN T20 WORLD CUPS

Shahid Afridi has taken 39 wickets in variousT20 World Cups. This is still a World Record.

SHAHID AFRIDI AS PHILANTHROPIST

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To celebrate the spirit and the message that Earth Day carries with it, Shahid Afridi Foundation carried out a plantation drive on 21st April 2016 at Business Centre, located in P.E.C.H.S, Karachi.

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Shahid Afridi Foundation joins hands with Jinnah Post graduate Medical Center’s #TheWard5Project in a bid to bring relief to the needy and deserving.

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As many as 12 deserving children in 9th grade from the Farabi Government School, (Karachi) were awarded FREE scholarship for their further education by Shahid Afridi Foundation (SAF). Shahid Afridi is renowned for his charitable ventures and philanthropic activities (as much as he is for his swash back batting).

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Afridi lives and dies by the sword on a playing field not following the conventions of an ‘orderly’ game and method of batting. However, at Dar-ul-Sukun he made his entry at least 10 minutes earlier than scheduled! Boom Boom is greeted with an earth shaking reception whenever he enters the playing arena.

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A grand fundraising event was hosted for Shahid Afridi Foundation (SAF) organized by Mount Cricket Club, Batley, West Yorkshire (UK). Shahid Afridi was the guest of honor at the day-long event. Mr. Afridi’s day started with a visit to the beautiful Medina Masjid in Batley.

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Shahid Afridi Foundation (SAF) is pleased to announce the Chairman and founder, Shahid Afridi had been nominated amongst the Top 20 most charitable athletes of 2015.

COMMENTS FROM FAMOUS CRICKETERS

Imran Khan

Who else if not Afridi?

Imran Khan
Bill Gates

Great to have support of leading Pakistani wicket taker Shahid Afridi, who recently joined Rotary’s “This Close” campaign to support the fight to end polio.

Bill Gates