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Monday Mar 01 2021
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Web Desk

'Happy Birthday Lala': Throwback to legendary Shahid Afridi's feats

By
Web Desk

KARACHI: Seasoned Pakistani cricketer Shahid Afridi, who is currently associated with the Pakistan Super League's (PSL 2021) franchise Multan Sultans, is celebrating his birthday today — Monday.

While social media is abuzz with warm wishes, such as "you're our pride" and Shahid Afridi being "the man who made us crazy for the game of cricket", there's also a debate since Wikipedia, Google, his book, and he himself have provided different ages — 45, 41, 46, and 44, respectively.

Whatever his age may be, however, the fact is that the veteran cricketer has given Pakistan much to celebrate about and be proud of. Here's a look at his feats and milestones through the years.

In the T20 World Cup 2007, he was named the "Player of the Tournament".

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In the T20 World Cup 2009, he was awarded the title of "Player of the Semis and Finals".

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In the Asia Cup 2012, he was named the "Player of the Final".

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Shahid Afridi is also the player who scored the fastest ODI century in 1996 at 37 balls.

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He also has the honour of being a one-time champion of the T20 World Cup.

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The legendary cricketer scored the most sixes in ODI cricket at 351 sixes.

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He remained second in bagging the most wickets in T20I at 98 from 99 matches.

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Moreover, Afridi holds the record for taking the most number of wickets as captain in T20Is, at 40.

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The veteran cricketer also became the first-ever player to score a hat-trick in the 10-over match format for Pakhtoons vs Maratha Arabians in 2017.

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Unfortunately, he also has a record of conceding most runs as a bowler in his T20I career, at 2,362 runs.

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As a civilian, on the other hand, Shahid Afridi was awarded the Pride of Performance on March 23, 2010, and the Sitara-e-Imtiaz on March 23, 2018.