Shahid Afridi

Shahid Afridi

Shahid Afridi

All Rounder


1 March 1980 (age 38) Khyber, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan


1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)

Nick Name

Boom Boom , LALA

Batting / Bowling

Right Handed

National Side

Shahid Afridi


Matched Played


  • Total Matches 637
  • Run Scored 16891
  • Balls Bowled 36689
  • Wickets 807


Sahibzada Mohammad Shahid Khan Afridi (Urduشاہد افریدی‎; Pashtoشاهد اپریدی‎; born 1980), popularly known as Boom Boom, is a former Pakistani cricketer and former captain of the Pakistan national cricket team. As a successful all-rounder, Afridi was respected for his consistent bowling that relies on change of pace rather than spin, but drew greater attention for his aggressive batting style Afridi was the world record holder for the fastest ODI century in 37 deliveries and holds the distinction of having hit the most number of sixes in the history of ODI cricket.

Afridi considers himself a better bowler than batsman, and has taken 48 Test wickets and over 350 in ODIs. Currently, Afridi is leading the chart of most T20I wickets with 98 wickets from 99 Twenty20 International cricket.

On 19 February 2017, Afridi announced his retirement from international cricket. However, he made a brief return to international cricket after being selected to represent and captain the World XI against West Indies in the 2018 Hurricane Relief T20 Challenge charity match. Following the conclusion of the match, Afridi announced his retirement from international cricket at the Lord’s cricket stadium on 31 May 2018.