Happy birthday Boom Boom! Shahid Afridi turns 38

08:44 PM | 1 Mar, 2018
Happy birthday Boom Boom! Shahid Afridi turns 38
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SHARJAH – Pakistan’s former captain and star all-rounder Shahid Afridi turned 38 on Thursday, March 1.

Afridi, who is currently the playing president of the Karachi Kings, is currently in the UAE for the pool matches of the third edition of the Pakistan Super League, where his side have won all three of their matches ahead of his birthday.

In last two editions of the league, he was the president and player of Peshawar Zalmi.

Congratulations poured in for Afridi on Thursday, with legends of the game, past and present sending in their best wishes.

In a latest tweet, he thanked his fans and followers for wishing him on this day saying, "It’s another year to look back and learn and look forward in hope, to deliver for my nation and fans. I thank you all for wishing me birthday, all of you are the source of my joy and happiness."

Afridi has played 27 Test matches, 398 One Day Internationals (ODIs) and 98 T20 matches. He made his ODI debut in October 1996, Test debut in October 1998 and T20 debut in August 2006.

He has taken 48 Test, 392 ODI, and 97 T20 wickets.

Afridi became famous due to his hard-hitting batting especially after he broke the record of fastest ODI century after reaching his hundred in just 37 balls in his first international innings at the age of 16.

Afridi is also a philanthropist and owner of Shahid Afridi Foundation.