Shahid Afridi Reveals Who Gave Him the 'Boom Boom' Title

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Shahid Afridi Reveals Who Gave Him the ‘Boom Boom’ Title 

Shahid Afridi Reveals Who Gave Him the ‘Boom Boom’ Title
(Photo by Jan Kruger-IDI/IDI via Getty Images)

Former Pakistan skipper Shahid Afridi revealed the person who gave him the title of Boom Boom. Afridi was well known for his pyrotechnics with the bat.

Shahid Afridi always batted with one mantra, See the ball and try to put into the orbit. He always batted in the topmost gear and was known to hit the ground running.

Shahid Afridi, Ravi Shastri
Shahid Afridi (Photo by Jan Kruger-IDI/IDI via Getty Images)

Afridi always batted in the topmost gear.

Consequently, a total of 476 maximums which is the joint highest with Chris Gayle is a testimony of the fact. Thus, Shahid Afridi was one of the most combative batsmen of his generation.

In the Question-Answer session held on Twitter, Shahid Afridi revealed the current Indian head coach Ravi Shastri gave him the title of ‘Boom Boom’. Ravi Shastri had worked as a commentator before his present coaching role. In fact, the Indian chief coach is well known for his enthusiastic commentary.

Meanwhile, Afridi scored his runs at a staggering strike rate of 117.01. Afridi scored more than 10,000 runs at the International circuit. Furthermore, he scalped more than 500 wickets at the topmost level. He also led Pakistan with aplomb in the ODI version.

Shahid Afridi, Ravi Shastri
Ravi Shastri. (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)

Afridi made his ODI debut in 1996 against Kenya. He was able to impress straightaway as he scored the fastest century against Sri Lanka. The right-hander was able to bring his hundred in just 37 balls. Therefore, Afridi’s record stayed at the top for almost 18 years.

Afridi took to Twitter to host a Question-Answer session.

Here is the conversation between a fan and Shahid Afridi.

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