Afridi, who called it a day from international cricket in February 2017, on Tuesday turned back the clock and entertained his fans in his old style.
He made a marvelous 101 in only 43 balls for Hampshire victory against Derbyshire in NatWest T20 Blast quarter-finals.
Lauding the 37-year-old Afridi’s power-packed batting show, former Pakistan speed star Akhtar took to Twitter and wrote: “Congrats @SAfridiOfficial on maiden #T20 century. Well played my brother. You deserve #ShabiKiJhappi 🙂 #NatwestT20Blast #BoomBoomAfridi”.
Afridi hit 10 fours and 7 sixes to pull Hampshire to 249 which is their highest T20 score.
The Pakistani all-rounder was put up the order to open the innings and he did what he does best. ‘BoomBoom’ Afridi reached the fifty landmark in only 20 balls.