One of the renowned and very talented Pakistani cricketer Shahid Afridi is about to release his first-ever memoir about him, ‘Game Changer’ which actually changes the game. He discloses in his book about his long cricketing journey career and about his hit records. He also told that he had several names like Boom Boom, Lala or Afridi. The book will be opening on April 30 and is penned down by multimedia journalist Wajahat S. Khan.
In his book, he talked everything about him, his cricketing journey, the records made by him, scandals associated with him and about some controversies. He stated that he started his career at the age of 16 in the year 1996 when he was chosen over Mushtaq Ahmed to play due to his injuries.
Shahid Afridi who is an all-rounder has once made the highest record of wickets in T20 International Cricket (T20I) matches with 98 out of 99 to his name.
He is also well known for making most of the sixes in the history of ODI cricket and also for receiving the highest number of ‘Man of the Match’ awards in T20I.
Here it is! The #Pakistan Launch of #GameChanger. Join my biographer @wajskhan & me at LuckyOne in #Karachi on 4th May. Thanks to @libertybooks_ for organising this event! If you’re lucky, I will sign your copy! #GameChangerLaunch #GetToKnowTheRealLALA pic.twitter.com/GK99qUQt4p
— Shahid Afridi (@SAfridiOfficial) May 1, 2019
His book which is a collection of his success and failure in the journey of cricket is for everyone whether someone enjoys cricket or not. The book is available on pre-orders at Liberty Books.
Discloses His Real Age
Is it true that Shahid Afridi admitted in his book that he was actually 19 years old and not 16 years old when he scored his first ODI century?!
— Bilal (@bilalhanif467) May 2, 2019
Afridi has given details about his real age about which every fan was very curious to know. Afridi said, “I was just nineteen, and not sixteen as they claim. I was born in 1975. The higher authority has stated my age incorrectly.
Waqar Younis- Poor Leadership
Shahid Afridi also talked about the poor leadership skills of Waqar Younis who could not even manage the national team in the tournament. It is because he believed that he lacked unity and sense of good leadership and management skills which was necessary to manage the team.
Afridi also shed some light on the legendary cricketer Wasim Akram as well where he described that everyone in the team wanted him to head the team instead of Waqar Younis which could not happen somehow.
Javed Miandad – Small Man
He also talked about Javed Miandad and he revealed about is discriminatory behaviour towards him calling him a small man which he never liked. He said Miandad had never developed a strong opinion against him.
He explained that Miandad always forced him to give credit to him for all the good performances he had given on the field and in the presentation ceremonies.
Imran Khan – Superstar
In his book, he also talked about former captain turned Prime Minister, Imran Khan stating that he never interfered in the personal life of any player, like the way he is running his cabinet today.
The man of controversies, who is popularly known for hitting the ball out of the park leaves no stones unturned to write his autobiography ‘Game Changer’ which is giving a thriller to his fans.
People are posting funny tweets about his age. let’s check some tweets
So if Shahid Afridi was born in 1975:
He made his Pakistan debut at the age of 21
He made his Test debut at the age of 23
He retired from international cricket at the age of 43
He played his last ODI at the age of 40
At the moment he is 44
Age is just a number ?#Cricket
— Saj Sadiq (@Saj_PakPassion) May 2, 2019
Shahid Afridi reveals his real age in his autobiography and He is five years older than the actual reported age…
PS: Shahid Afridi currently holds the record for the youngest to score a century in ODI history.
— Broken Cricket (@BrokenCricket) May 2, 2019
And even in his own book he gives two different ages for his debut…
Shahid Afridi is not a person. He is a timeless, ageless concept.
— Nakul Pande (@NakulMPande) May 2, 2019
“I was 19 years old and not 16 as they claim when I made my debut. I was born in 1975″- Shahid Afridi
Cheater #ShahidAfridi still holds the record for youngest cricketer to hit ODI century. Also, who’s going to tell him that 1996-1975=21 not 19 ? pic.twitter.com/0d5I5ihwtn
— Sir Jadeja fan (@SirJadeja) May 2, 2019
Good to know that #ShahidAfridi has revealed his real age. He has been 16-year old since the last 40 years.
— Putul Rani Deb (@MChiley) May 3, 2019
outrageous for the fact that it had been achieved by a 16-year-old book with the following line:for the record,I was just 19, not 16 like they claim.I was born in 1975. Authorities stated my age incorrectly.”If he was born in 1975, that would be 20 or 21 at the time of 100/37
— GOAT ? (@NARAYANARAO17) May 2, 2019