Shahid Afridi, a name famous to Pakistan cricket fans, is quite popular in the entire universe. He is one of the best players who have ever worn that green jersey of the Pakistan Cricket Team.
The former Pakistan skipper is famously known as ‘Boom Boom Afridi’ for his ability to hit the opposition bowlers for big sixes. But ever wondered who has given Afridi the nickname ‘Boom Boom Afridi.’
During a fan interaction session, Shahid Afridi was asked who gave him the nickname ‘Boom Boom Afridi.’ His straight reply was Ravi Shastri, the current Indian men’s cricket team head coach.
Ravi Shastri— Shahid Afridi (@SAfridiOfficial) August 26, 2018
Ravi Shastri, a well-established cricket commentator, has not been seen commentating in any matches ever since he took over the Indian men’s cricket team head coach role. However, he was a very popular commentator during his commentary days. He is famous mainly for commentary during Yuvraj Singh’s six sixes against England’s Stuart Broad and MS Dhoni’s final hit to help India lift the Cricket World Cup in 2011.
Some interesting things you need to know about former Pakistan cricket team captain Shahid Afridi
Talking about Shahid Afridi, the veteran Pakistan all-rounder made his debut for the Pakistan cricket team in 1996 in an ODI match against Kenya. He continued playing cricket for 22 years and was last featured for Pakistan in 2018 during a T20 International match against West Indies.
During his illustrious 22 year career, Shahid Afridi has created several records. Afridi was the record holder for the fastest hundred in ODI cricket in 37 balls. He was the record holder for 17 years before it was broken by New Zealand all-rounder Corey Anderson. The Pakistan all-rounder is widely famous for his six-hitting ability as he has scored a massive 351 sixes in 398 ODI matches and 73 sixes in total 99 T20 International games.