Off later, Shahid Afridi has announced that he would retire from ODI cricket after the 2015 World Cup and completely focus on the T20 Cricket. Popularly known as BOOM BOOM, Afridi has been one of the most aggressive batsmen cricket has ever seen. It has also been quiet handy with the ball as well.

His style of game used to keep fans glued to their TV sets as it only took him few deliveries to change the course of the match. His unorthodox style game has made him famous not just in Pakistan but fans from all over the world.

ODI Career statistics of Shahid Afridi –

Batting

ODI

Bowling

389

Matches

389

361

Innings

363

26

Not Out |

– 

7870

Runs | Wickets

391

6

100s |Best Bowling

7/12

38

50s | Economy

4.62

124

Highest Score

 –

710

4s | 4-Wicket haul

4

342

6s | 5-Wicket haul

9

116.29

Strike Rate

44.0

 

Shahid Afridi has a pretty decent record for a batsman who bats in the middle order. Almost 4800 odd runs have been scored by Afridi through boundaries and that pretty much explain his style of playing.

Records held by Afridi in ODI Cricket

2nd Fastest ODI hundred: Shahid Afridi took 37 balls to score a hundred against Sri Lanka in 1996.

Youngest player to score an ODI hundred: At the age of 16 years 217 days, Afridi scored his 1st hundred. This is the same match where he scored his fastest hundred.

Second Fastest 50 in ODI cricket: 18 balls is all it took Shahid Afridi to reach the 2nd fastest 50 in ODI Cricket, it was in the same match where he scored his fastest 100.

Most Sixes in ODI career: With 342 sixes to his name, no player is close to breaking his record. 2nd in list is Jayasuriya with 270 and 3rd is Gayle with 209.

Longest Six ever hit: The 158m six was hit against the South African team in Johannesburg.   

Most Man of the match awards: With 32 awards, Afridi is on 3rd position along with Jacques Kallis and Ricky Ponting after Tendulkar and Jayasuriya, who occupy the 1st and 2nd position respectively.

Shahid Afridi began his career as a batting all-rounder. But in the last few years we have seen a decline in his batting and his bowling has improved magnificently. However, his fans would want to witness his ‘BOOM BOOM’ style of batting in ODI cricket for one last time in the 2015 World Cup being held in Australia and New Zealand before he retires. Hope he won’t disappoint us.

Stats updated till 21 December 2014

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