Shahid Afridi a name who was symbol of a cricket game. Who was a hot cricketer. Who gain his fame in the cricket world within a very short time. He has created big fan group in the cricket world. He loves to play his natural game and always try ti big hit and most of the time he was successful. He is a Pakistani cricketer and serve Pakistan national team for many years and till now he is a player of Pakistan national team. We general people love his attitude because of his aggressive playing. Cricket is a game where people always want to see sixes and fours. In this case Sahid Afridi is perfect for General supporter. Crickets achieve much popularity for this kinds of player like Afridi. Cos they are fulfill supporter requirement. If we look before in 1995, Player of any team was not aggressive like present time. Once upon a time player played only defensive cricket. Starting was very slow that time. If we compare present time player play very attacking cricket. Every team of the world likes to play some attack at starting. Where did come this kind of traditions? Do we know? When comes some attacking player like, Sahaid Arfidi, Sanath jayasurya, Berandra shabag, Sachin Tendulkar, etc. Now cricket has converted slow game to quick game Because of that kinds of player.
Shahid Arfidi full name is Sahibzada Mohammad Shahid Khan Afridi. He was born in 1st march 1980 in Khyber agency of the federally Administered Tribal Areas in Pakistan. He is a player who is not come from a cricket family. In his area Khyber agency no one interested in cricket. He was encourage by his uncles who was in a army. He says his brother tariq to play cricket because he has lot of cricket talent.He has played a lot of first class cricket but not goes so far because of his injury. He didn’t like studying but lot of interest in cricket. At first he was a street player and he played lot of cricket in the street.He was the youngest guy who play club cricket when he was only 12 years old. He comes from a non cricket family who does not like cricket and some time give punishment for playing cricket. His father is very angry with him because he don’t study and play cricket all day long. His father said him why did you destroying your future for this kind of unnecessary cricket game. You just spare your valuable time who will destroy your future. But he didn’t hear his father words and he did his work. He proved that anyone who can work by heart with his aim he must be success.
Shahid Afridi first played in ODIs cricket. His ODIs debut was Octobar 2.1996 with Kenya. In this match he didn’t need to batting cos Pakistan win by six wickets. In the next match against Sri Lanka, Afridi batted at number three in the role of a pinch-hitter. In his first international innings, Afridi broke the record for fastest century in ODI cricket, reaching his hundred from 37 balls. The eleven sixes he struck also equalled the record for most in an ODI innings. Aged 16 years and 217 days, Afridi became the youngest player to score an ODI century. Pakistan posted a total of 371, at the time the second-highest in ODIs, and won by 82 runs; Afridi was named man of the match.
His first test debut with Australlia Octobar 22 .1998. In his first test match he didn’t bat well, He did only 10 & 6 at two innings. But at his first test match he bowling was superb. He got 5 wickets at first innings. He played his second Test the following January during Pakistan’s tour of India; it was the first Test between the two countries since 1990. Again opening the batting, Afridi scored his maiden Test century, scoring 141 runs from 191 balls. In the same match he also claimed three wickets for 54 runs..
Afridi played county cricket in England. In 2001 he was first signed a contract with Leicestershire. He played 5 match and performed very well. He scored 295 runs at an average of 42.14 and the highest score was 164 and have got 11 wickets. He also played 11 ODIs match for the club and scoring 481 runs and have got 18 wickets and his higest score was 95 just spend 58 balls. He also played county 2003 session for another team Derbyshire County Cricket Club. In 2004 he played county for Kent.
In 2005 Afridi shown a very good performance against India in test cricket. He scored a quick half century and taken 5 wickets in this match to help for Pakistan win the game. In this year afridi made another history he scored 100 off 45 balls which was his second fastest half century against India. In the 2007 World Twenty20, he performed poorly with the bat but brilliantly with the ball, earning the Man of the Series award, though he failed to take a wicket in the final and was out for a golden duck.But in the next ICC Twenty20 World Cup, held in 2009 Afridi performed brilliantly in the series scoring 50 runs in the semi-final and 54 in the final and leading his team to victory. In March 2010 the board announced that Shahid Afridi had been appointed ODI captain in place of the sacked Mohammad Yousuf he led Pakistan in the 2010 Asia Cup and during his first three matches as ODI captain he scored two centuries against Sri Lanka and Bangladesh he finished as the tournaments highest run scorer with 384 runs from 3 matches.
Afridi is good player no question about it. He always want to try to fulfill his fans requirement With his natural playing. But as a player he needs to be modify his playing strategy. He needs to be apply more responsibility in his game plan. When we see first afridi and after long time now we see those Afridi, till no change. Cricket is very sensitive and difficult game. Here always a player needs to be modify himself. Because some time come when a player needs to be more patient. Every time if we play power cricket its not good for a team. Some situation comes when all the responsibility have to take on a player head. Who can do this he is a real player and that will be the symptom of a good player. If we follow some big player who are real star. Such as sachin tendulkar, jack kallis, Wasim Akram,Injamamul Haque, Ricky ponting, etc what they did? They always try to take responsibility and want to understand the game situation and modifying himself because of this they brought many win for his team. They were always want be a match winner. But we can’t see this Afridi playing. He was not a match winner any time. He can’t play very well in critical situation. If we see his statistic what we see he has played over 342 matches but his average is only 23.62. Its not a very good batting average as a good player. He just gain his fame with some record. If we look a Bangladesi player Sakib al Hassan and compare with Afridi what will be the justification. They are both all-round cricketer. What the difference between this two player..The difference is Sakib takes responsibility in critical situation. But afridi can not do this. Pakistan have given too many chance but he could not change his behavior. They till now playing his old style. Supporter who are fans of Afridi will angry with me when read this. But that’s the reality. I like his playing as a supporter but I can not like him when he didn’t take responsibility. All time same playing style effects very badly on the entire team. He is a most experience player of Pakistan team so we expect more performance with him. In my upper discussion I want to say that we all want to see update Afridi.