Shahid Afridi reveals his real age in autobiography
The former Pakistan cricketer, Shahid Afridi finally revealed his original age in his autobiography ‘Game Changer’ which is released in India and Pakistan. In a chapter, the right-handed cricketer mentioned that he was born in 1975. Even though he does not give a month or date, he is currently five years older than what he is.
Afridi made his international debut in an ODI tri-series tournament in Nairobi and he created a world record by smashing a 37-ball hundred. His record stood for 17 years in international cricket. When he scored 37-ball 100, he was just 16. But, according to his real age, he was 20 or 21.
He wrote,“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.”
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
When he was called up to the Pakistan squad, he was with Pakistan’s U19 team in Nairobi and it clearly suggests that he was not really under 19 at that time. Also when he finally played his last game for Pakistan at the 2016 T20 World Cup, he was not 36, he was around 41.