Legendary Shahid Afridi Reveals His Real Age In His Autobiography
Over the years, the game of cricket witnessed many cricketers cheating the higher officials by frauding their age. Meanwhile, the all-time great Shahid Afridi also falls under the same category, who faked his age when he first made his debut for Pakistan. The cricketer himself reveals it in his autobiography.
As per the records, the all-rounder from Pakistan was born on March 1st, 1980, which means that he is 39-year-old now. But, the real birth year of Afridi is 1975, who mentioned in his book, as per the lines on ESPN Cricinfo. However, he failed to specify the date or the month.
I was born in 1975 – Shahid Afridi
It means that his 37-ball 100, which was scored by a 16-year-old boy was not true, as he would be around 20-21 years of age at that time. However, there is nothing to do with it now. But, surprisingly, Afridi wrote that he smashed 37-ball 100 at the age of 19 years, which confused everyone.
“Also, for the record, I was just nineteen, and not sixteen like they claim. I was born in 1975. So, yes, the authorities stated my age incorrectly.”
Alhamdulillah, #GameChanger is already making waves. But dont go for the media hype! To appreciate what @wajskhan & I have penned in my bio, please READ THE BOOK (yet to get my 1st copy!) If I've been tough on someone, I've given them credit where its due! #TruthFirst #HopeNotOut
— Shahid Afridi (@SAfridiOfficial) May 2, 2019
For more than 17 years, the 37-ball 100 record of Shahid Afridi, who came to bat at number 3 remained the fastest century in the ODI format before Corey Anderson of New Zealand broke the record in January 2014.
Well, Shahid Afridi revealed many interesting aspects of his cricketing career in his autobiography. The book released in India and Pakistan and already making waves, as Afridi said.
However, despite the age fraud, he made a remarkable journey in International cricket. He has been their best player over the years and also acquired quite a few records for Pakistan. Shahid Afridi
As far as the career stats are concerned, Afridi appeared in 27 Test matches, 398 ODI games, 99 T20 International games and also participated in Indian Premier League.
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