Afridi reveals how he became entitled ‘Boom Boom’
Throughout his career, former Pakistan captain and all-rounder Shahid Afridi has been adoringly called ‘Boom Boom’ for his big hitting.
Until the end of his career, the right hander was considered one of the most explosive batsmen Pakistan had ever produced in the history of cricket.
In a recent interaction in the social media, Afridi revealed it was former India cricketer turned commentator and the current head coach of Indian national team Ravi Shastri who adorned him the title ‘Boom Boom’ once during the voice over of a match.
Afridi smashed 476 sixes in the international format, including 351 in ODIs, which is the joint-record of hitting most number of sixes.
His tally of maximus in T20I and Test cricket stand as 73 and 52 respectively.
The former Pakistan captain played 398 ODIs and scored 8064 runs at a strike rate of 116.99, and slammed six centuries and 39 fifties. He represented Pakistan in 27 Tests and scored five tons and eight half-centuries. In a walloping strike rate of 150, Afridi appeared in 99 T20Is for Pakistan.
Since the emergence of his career, Shahid Afridi popped up as a big crowd puller. He owned the fastest ODI century off 37 deliveries.