Shahid Afridi

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Shahid Afridi

Shahid Afridi is a Pakistani cricketer. Image courtesy-blogs.tribune.com.pk

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Shahid Afridi

Between 1996 and 2011, Afridi played 27 Tests, 325 One Day Internationals, and 43 Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is) for the Pakistani national team. Image courtesy-forumpakistan.com

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Shahid Afridi

He made his ODI debut on 2 October 1996 against Kenya and his Test debut on 22 October 1998 against Australia. Image courtesy-pakistancricketonline.com

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Shahid Afridi

He is known for his aggressive batting style, and holds the record for the fastest ODI century which he made in his first international innings, as well as scoring 32 runs in a single over, the second highest scoring over ever in an ODI. Image courtesy-4.bp.blogspot.com

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Shahid Afridi

He also holds the distinction of having hit the most number of sixes in the history of ODI cricket. Image courtesy-images.smh.com.au

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Shahid Afridi

Afridi considers himself a better bowler than batsman, and has taken 48 Test wickets and over 300 in ODIs. Currently Afridi is the leading wicket taker in the Twenty20 format taking 53 wickets from 43 matches. Image courtesy-blogs.reuters.com

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Shahid Afridi

In June 2009, Afridi took over the Twenty20 captaincy from Younus Khan, and was later appointed ODI captain for the 2010 Asia Cup. Image courtesy-topnews.in

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Shahid Afridi

In his first match as ODI captain against Sri Lanka he scored a century however Pakistan still lost by 16 runs. Image courtesy-asportsnews.com

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Shahid Afridi

He then also took over the Test captaincy but resigned after one match in charge citing lack of form and ability to play Test cricket; at the same time he announced his retirement from Tests. Image courtesy-4.bp.blogspot.com

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Shahid Afridi

He retained the captaincy in limited-overs form of the game and led the team in the 2011 World Cup. In May 2011, having led Pakistan in 34 ODIs Afridi was replaced as captain. Image courtesy-answers.bettor.com

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Shahid Afridi

Later that month he announced his conditional retirement from international cricket in protest against his treatment by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB); in October he reversed his decision. Image courtesy-img3.allvoices.com

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