Thursday, March 3, 2011

shahid afridi personal life

Sahibzada Mohammad Shahid Khan Afridi Urdu: صاحبزادہ محمد شاہد خان آفریدی born 1 March 1980 in Khyber Agency of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas, Pakistan popularly known as Shahid Afridi Pashto: شاهد ‏افریدی is a Pakistani cricketer and current One Day International ODI and Twenty20 captain of the Pakistani national team in the international circuit. He made his ODI debut on 2 October 1996 against Kenya and his Test debut on 22 October 1998 against Australia
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. He also holds the distinction of having hit the most number of sixes in the history of ODI cricket.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 41 matches.
In June 2009 Afridi took over the Twenty20 captaincy from Younus Khan, and was later appointed ODI captain for the 2010 Asia Cup. In his first match as ODI captain against Sri Lanka he scored a century however Pakistan still lost by 16 runs. 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. He retained the captaincy in limited-overs form of the game and led the team in the 2011 World Cup.
Contents
* 1 Personal life
* 2 International career
o 2.1 Ascending to the captaincy 2009–2011
* 3 Playing style
o 3.1 Batting
o 3.2 Bowling
* 4 Records and achievements
o 4.1 Career highlights
o 4.2 Test centuries
o 4.3 ODI centuries
o 4.4 ODI five-wicket hauls
* 5 References
* 6 External links
Personal life
Afridi is from the Afridi tribe of the Khyber Agency in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas and hails from a Pashtun family. He is married and has two daughters, Aqsa and Ansha
International career
In October 1996 at the age of sixteen Afridi was drafted into the ODI team during the four-nation Sameer Cup 199697 as a leg spinner as a replacement for the injured Mushtaq AhmedHe made his debut on 2 October against Kenya, however he didn't bat and went wicketles In the next match against Sri Lanka, Afridi batted at number three in the role of a pinch-hitter. In his first international innings, Afridi broke the record for fastest century in ODI cricket, reaching his hundred from 37 balls. The eleven sixes he struck also equalled the record for most in an ODI innings. Aged 16 years and 217 days, Afridi became the youngest player to score an ODI centuryPakistan posted a total of 371, at the time the second-highest in ODIs, and won by 82 runs; Afridi was named man of the match
Afridi also shares with Brian Lara the record for the third-fastest century in ODIs off 45 balls also holds the record for the sixth fastest century which heshahid afridi
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