By Maha Usman
The successful all-rounder, the heartthrob for many, the King of Karachi Kings and the former captain of Pakistan Cricket Team, Shahid Afridi was also known as ‘Boom Boom Afridi’ has been winning our hearts for over the past twenty years. He’s the youngest player to score an ODI century, at the age of 16. Till date, Lala has given us innumerable mouth-dropping moments in the field of cricket.
As it’s the PSL season, people are going gaga over Afridi’s performance every time he plays.
Here’s what people have to say about him:
— Naman Sharma (@namanpunjab) February 23, 2018
— Ghani Khan (@Ghanidadkhan) February 23, 2018
One ball six, next ball out, Afridi’s 20 year cricketing career summed up in 2 balls.
— Osama. (@ashaqeens) February 26, 2018
PSL Fever Got Everyone Like:
Right in the feels, Abdullah!
Treat your ex like Afridi is treating Peshawar.
— Abdullah (@abdullahmajeed_) February 25, 2018
Shahid Afridi is truly an ageless cricketer. 21 years after his debut he is still finding ways to entertain the crowd. The catch by him today, without exaggeration, is the greatest effort by a Pakistani fielder on the boundary. He’s the real Karachi King! pic.twitter.com/JRBHPIZvMA
— Mazher Arshad (@MazherArshad) February 23, 2018
Stand out so far in PSL: the fielding! The standards have been great and already seen some great catches by Afridi,Shehzad,Denly etc – makes for good viewing! #HBLPSL
— zainab abbas (@ZAbbasOfficial) February 26, 2018
— Wajahat Kazmi (@KazmiWajahat) February 26, 2018
Other than being our candy, Afridi is also a philanthropist and owner of the Shahid Afridi Foundation. In 2015, Afridi was named among the top 20 most charitable athletes in the world by Do Something. (Woah! Heart heart heart)
He has also held some amazing records which make him one of the most eminent cricket players of all times;
- For taking the most number of wickets as captain in T20Is
- Record for the best bowling figures as captain in a T20I
- Most runs conceded by a bowler in his T20I career
- Holds the record for taking the most number of T20I wickets when playing at away soil
- The first ever player to score a hat-trick in 10-over format for Pakhtoons vs Maratha Arabians
*dies dies dies*
Still looking forward to seeing more of Afridi in the upcoming PSL matches <3