Shahid Afridi, also known as “Boom Boom Afridi,” is a former Pakistani cricketer who represented Pakistan in international cricket for over two decades. He was known for his aggressive batting style and his ability to hit big sixes. Here are some of his notable records and achievements in ICC cricket:
- Most sixes in ODIs: Afridi holds the record for hitting the most number of sixes in One Day Internationals (ODIs), with a total of 351 sixes.
- Fastest century in ODIs: Afridi held the record for the fastest century in ODIs, which he achieved in just 37 balls, but now this record is in the hands of AB de Villiers, who scored on 31 balls.
- Most wickets by a spinner in ODIs: Afridi is the leading wicket-taker among spinners in ODIs, with a total of 485 wickets.
- Most Player of the Match awards in ODIs: Afridi has won the most Player of the Match awards in ODIs, with a total of 17 awards.
- Most runs scored by a number 8 batsman in ODIs: Afridi holds the record for the most runs scored by a number 8 batsman in ODIs, with a total of 2,271 runs.
Overall, Shahid Afridi has significantly impacted international cricket with his aggressive playing style and ability to perform with the bat and the ball.