Former Pakistan captain, Shahid Afridi turns 39 today. Born in Khyber Agency in 1980, Shahid Khan Afridi has given cricket fans plenty of moments to cherish for a lifetime.
Having debuted for Pakistan in 1996, Shahid Afridi played a 524 international matches for Pakistan including 27 tests, 398 ODIs, and 99 T20 Internationals. With over 11,000 international runs and 541 wickets, Shahid Afridi was a nightmare for the opponents in his prime.
Following the trends set by the likes of Ian Botham, Shahid Afridi along with Sanath Jayasuriya epitomized the art of power-hitting earlier in the innings, which made their prominence even more significant in modern cricket.
Boom Boom Afridi, currently a part of Multan Sultans, is a celebrated cricketer all across the globe with millions of fans. He has a number of awards to his name. As he turns 39, the Twitterati are pouring in their messages of love for the star cricketer.
Starting with the world cricket’s governing body:
A 37-ball ODI century at the age of 16 💯
11,196 international runs, 476 sixes 🙌
541 international wickets, including a record 98 in men's T20Is ☝️
— ICC (@ICC) March 1, 2019
@SAfridiOfficial Happy Birthday Lala. Many happy returns. Continue at your best.
— Dr. Nauman Niaz (@DrNaumanNiaz) March 1, 2019
— Saddaqat Mahar (@MaharSaddaqat) March 1, 2019
Chalo, since everybody has started, here’s my post:
Happy Birthday, Lala! Wishing you health, wealth and lots of happiness always. Keep making us proud 🙏🏻 #HappyBirthdayLala pic.twitter.com/rOpO2A5W5m
— Saima Khan (@saimaxkhan) February 28, 2019
Happy Birthday Boom Boom.
Happy Birthday to the Boom Boom of Cricket World ❤
Happy Birthday to the Lala of Pakistan ❤❤
Happy Birthday to the Afridi of Million Fans ❤❤❤ #HBDShahidAfridi @SAfridiOfficial pic.twitter.com/cPZsKggxpV
— Laiba Sheikh 🇵🇰 (@laibasheikhsoni) February 28, 2019
— 🇵🇰Muhammad Mukhtar (@MMukhtar_786) March 1, 2019
— Sawera Pasha (@sawerapasha) February 28, 2019
One of the most entertaining cricketers.
Happy Birthday To The Most Handsome & Most Entertaining Cricketer In The World ♥️♥️♥️
— Yamna. (@YamnaJohar13) February 28, 2019
Shahid Afridi represented Pakistan in over 500 international matches he's only player with more than 10,000 runs 500+ wkts and more than 450 sixes in international cricket
— Saqib (@iamsaqib0088) February 28, 2019
— sabih haider (@iamsabih_haider) March 1, 2019
A humble being.
— Maham . HBD Lala 💥 (@DheetAfridian) February 28, 2019
What is your favorite Boom Boom moment? Let us know in the comments section.