Shahid Afridi is a Pakistani cricketer who played his first ODI for Pakistan on 2 October 1996. It would not be wrong to say that he is the most famous and loved cricketing personality in the entire world. His international and PSL career is awesome as well.
Not only in Pakistan but Shahid Afridi also has an enormous fan following around the globe due to his versatile playing style and good personality. He is also the Father-in-Law of Pakistani fast bowler Shaheen Shah Afridi.
After retiring from International Cricket, Shahid Afridi is running the Shahid Afridi Foundation which provides health and education facilities to the people of Pakistan.
His current age is 46, and his nickname is Boom Boom. Ravi Shastri gave him the title of Boom Boom during a match against India where he scored a blistering century on just 45 balls.
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Shahid Afridi PSL Career
Shahid Afridi’s PSL career started as a captain and icon player of Peshawar Zalmi. He played for Peshawar Zalmi for two years and then joined another franchise. So far, he played 7 seasons of the Pakistan Super League and represented 4 different teams.
Now in 2022, he appeared last time in PSl and represented Quetta Gladiators.
Shahid Afridi PSL Teams
- Peshawar Zalmi (2016 – 2017)
- Karachi Kings (2018)
- Multan Sultans (2019-2021)
- Quetta Gladiators (2022)
In the first season of the PSL, Boom Boom was the Captain of Peshawar Zalmi. Under his captaincy, Peshawar played extremely well but couldn’t make it to the finals. After the end of PSL 2017, Shahid Afridi left Peshawar and joined Karachi Kings.
He also played for Multan Sultans in 3 editions from 2019 to 2021. In PSL 6 (2021) he could only play 4 matches and then he couldn’t continue due to his back injury. In PSL 2022, he joined Quetta Gladiators and played PSL 7 for Gladiators.
Shahid Afridi Batting Stats in PSL
The most loved cricketer around the world has great stats in PSL both with the bat and bowl. He played 53 matches so far in the PSL and scored 469 runs in 38 innings. His batting average is 15.63.
Shahid Afridi’s PSL career in batting is amazing because he is playing with an amazing strike rate of 150.80. Despite he scored only one fifty so far but cricket lovers wanted to watch his batting and sixes at the end of the innings.
He hits 23 boundaries and 36 huge sixes in the PSL league. His batting stats are not so good as he bats low down the order.
He is among those 3 hitters in PSL who hit more sixes in PSL career than no. of boundaries.
Shahid Afridi Bowling Stats in PSL
The all-rounder Shahid Afridi has a great PSL career when it comes to bowling. So far, he took 47 wickets with a great average of 26.51. His bowling economy is 7.21 which is very good for this format of cricket.
The bowling strike rate of Boom Boom is 22.04. In PSL, his best bowling performance is 5 wickets for only 7 runs. He makes this record in a match between Peshawar Zalami & Quetta Gladiators. Shahid won the Man of the Match prize for his great bowling performance.
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Shahid Afridi in PSL 8 (2023)
Shahid Afridi appeared last time in PSL 7 in 2022. Because he is now 46 years old so he did not play the last season of PSL 8 in 2023.
After completing my Engineering from Bahauddin Zakriya University Multan, I started my freelancing career. Then I started writing News and blogs for different News agencies like Mobile Fun and Urdu Geo News.