URDU

PLAYER BIO

Shahid Afridi

  • Matches

    1419
  • Runs

    31727
  • Wickets

    1622
Role Allrounder
Batting Style Right-hand bat
Bowling Style Legbreak googly
Nationality Pakistani
Nickname Shahid Afridi
DOB 01 March 1980

Of Shahid Afridi it can safely be said that cricket never has and never will see another like him. To say he is an allrounder is to say Albert Einstein was a scientist; it tells a criminally bare story. 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 offie 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. But forever associated with him will be his madcap batting, the prospect of which is a crowd-puller the world over. He is a compulsive basher, literally unable to control his urges to slog every ball that comes his way, and not much of it is classical. Often spectacular results are at hand; he owns, for example, two of the fastest ODI hundreds, including the fastest one ever in his first innings ever at the age of 16. His career strike rates are nearly unmatched. But mostly, anywhere in the order, consistency has been missing. Despite a healthy Test career, he gave up on the format in 2006, pre-empting men such as Andrew Flintoff, to maximise fully a limited-overs career. He came back, in inimitable fashion, for one Test only, as captain no less in 2010. A loss and two slogs meant he re-retired immediately after. Twenty20 is something he could've been made for and he is among the most lethal players of the format, having been player of the tournament for the inaugural edition of the World Twenty20 in 2007 and led Pakistan to the title two years later with matchwinning all-round hands in the semi and final. Maturity has often threatened to gatecrash his career and leadership was a just reward, though it was taken away from him in 2011 after an immature spat; another retirement was announced but none of it will change much a truly unique career.


BATTING AVERAGES

Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s
Test 27 48 1 1716 156* 36.51 1973 86.97 5 8 220 52
ODI 398 369 27 8064 124* 23.57 6892 117.00 6 39 730 351
T20 281 243 30 3955 101* 18.56 2548 155.21 1 9 292 225
F-C 113 185 4 5695 164* 31.46 0 12 31 0 0
List A 501 467 31 10881 124* 24.95 0 8 58 0 0
T20I 99 91 12 1416 54** 17.92 944 150.00 0 4 103 73

BOWLING AVERAGES

Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Test 27 47 3194 1709 48 5/52 5/43 35.60 3.21 66.5 1 1 0
ODI 398 372 17670 13632 395 7/12 7/12 34.51 4.62 44.7 4 9 0
T20 281 276 6060 6767 305 5/7 5/7 22.18 6.70 19.8 9 2 0
F-C 113 0 13657 7098 266 6/101 - 26.68 3.11 51.3 0 8 0
List A 501 0 22377 17253 510 7/12 7/12 33.82 4.62 43.8 5 11 0
T20I 99 97 2168 2396 98 4/11 4/11 24.44 6.63 22.1 3 0 0

CAREER STATISTICS

Test debut Pakistan v Australia at Karachi, Oct 22-26, 1998
Last Test Australia v Pakistan at Lord's, Jul 13-16, 2010
ODI debut Kenya v Pakistan at Nairobi (Aga), Oct 2, 1996
Last ODI Australia v Pakistan at Adelaide, Mar 20, 2015
T20I debut England v Pakistan at Bristol, Aug 28, 2006
Last T20I Australia v Pakistan at Mohali, Mar 25, 2016
First-Class debut 1995/96
Last First-Class Lahore Whites v Habib Bank Limited at Lahore, Nov 16-18, 2015
List A debut 1995/96
Last List A Sui Southern Gas Corporation v Habib Bank Limited at Karachi, Jan 2, 2017