Shahid khan Afridi, a great hero of Pakistani cricket team, was born on 1st March in the year 1980 in Khyber Agency, the area of (FATA) Federally Administrated Tribal Areas. Shahid Afridi passed his childhood days in Karachi and played cricket for the street teams. This attacker of the ball, was brought forward by Imran Khan in a match against Kenya, at Nairobi on October 2nd 1996. He played the first world cup of his life in 1996. However, he made his test career debut two years later in the match against Australia in Karachi.
One of the greatest records, due to which Shahid Afridi is well known amongst cricket fans, is that he has the record of making fastest one day international century in just 37 balls. A reason why Shahid Afridi is famous, especially among Pakistanis is that he has hit the maximum number of sixes in one day international matches. Afridi's career, at the beginning, was cool and calm, but as he gained experienced, he was given many responsibilities, and he proved himself as a good leg spin bowler.
Afridi commonly known as boom boom, was given this name by India commentator Ravi Shastri, when he made the record of third fastest century against India. Shahid Afridi is a player for the format of limited players as he can not resist for too long. His debut in T20 cricket was against England in 2006. He was the key player in T20 world cup 2009, which was won by Pakistan. Shahid Afridi had been handed captaincy recently, after the resignation of Younis Khan, when Pakistan won the world cup of T20 under his captaincy. Shahid Afridi is currently the captain of Pakistan cricket team in 20 overs cricket, as well as 50 overs.
There is a number of questions related to Afridi's married life, but it is for sure that, Sahibzada Shahid Khan Afridi has married a girl name Nadia, and he has two daughters. His marriage year is a question mark for all his fans.
Shahid Afridi is trying to lead Pakistan cricket team towards success, and for this purpose, he is working hard day and night to finish the controversies Pakistan cricket team and board is facing. He is the hero, and ideal for many cricket fans. Shahid Khan Afridi has been made the captain of Pakistan cricket team, in the upcoming world cup 2011. The career of boom boom Afridi is at its end.