Shahid Afridi Real Age: Former Pakistan captain has created more confusion with his latest revelation in his autobiography.
Former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi has allured eyeballs after the release of his autobiography titled ‘Game Changer’. The autobiography had released in Pakistan and India earlier this week.
While Afridi would have hoped of affirmative reactions on the same, he now finds himself in the middle of plentiful questions regarding with respect to his age.
The legendary cricketer had earlier also faced criticism on his age which many people believed to be more than what it was officially. Going by papers, Afridi’s birth date is 01/03/1980.
However, Afridi has mentioned in one of the chapters of his autobiography that he was born in 1975. Despite him not giving a month or date for the same, Afridi recollects his international call-up in 1996 in the same chapter.
Afridi had made his ODI debut against Kenya at Nairobi in October 1996. In his second match and first innings, Afridi announced his arrival at the highest level after scoring the then fastest ODI century, 102 (40), with the help of six fours and 11 sixes.
What was further intriguing about the same was the fact that Afridi had achieved the feat as a 16-year old cricketer. With his autobiography mentioning something else, the record which was held for 17 year is under clouds now (in terms of age).
“Also, for the record, I was just nineteen, and not sixteen like they claim. I was born in 1975. So, yes, the authorities stated my age incorrectly,” Afridi wrote in his book adding more convolution to the same. Had he been born in (March) 1975, Afridi would have been 21 at the time of the record.
How Twitter reacted:
so Afridi is actually too old to unretire anymore
— Gaurav Kalra (@gauravkalra75) May 2, 2019
In my opinion, Shahid Afridi is the most naturally gifted cricketer I’ve ever seen in my lifetime.
Nothing that freak couldn’t do on the field!
— CJ Werleman (@cjwerleman) May 1, 2019
Alhamdulillah, #GameChanger is already making waves. But dont go for the media hype! To appreciate what @wajskhan & I have penned in my bio, please READ THE BOOK (yet to get my 1st copy!) If I’ve been tough on someone, I’ve given them credit where its due! #TruthFirst #HopeNotOut
— Shahid Afridi (@SAfridiOfficial) May 2, 2019
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