11 Facts About Shahid Afridi

1. On July 2016, Shahid Afridi said in an interview with BBC Urdu that there is no talent in Pakistan.

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2. In 2018, Shahid Afridi was chosen as an icon player by the Paktia Panthers in the first season of Afghanistan Premier League.

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3. In July 2010, Shahid Afridi announced his retirement from Test cricket.

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4. In 2017, Shahid Afridi announced that he quit international cricket after 21 years, saying he would continue to play domestic T20 for another 2 years before retiring.

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5. In November 2011, Shahid Afridi became the only cricketer to score a half-century and take five wickets on two separate occasions in ODIs.

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6. On 25 May 2010, Shahid Afridi was appointed captain of the national team in all three formats, after he announced his return to Test cricket.

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7. On 31 January 2010, Shahid Afridi was caught on camera biting into the ball towards the end of the 5th Commonwealth Bank ODI series in Australia.

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8. On 12 April 2006, Shahid Afridi announced a temporary retirement from Test cricket so that he could concentrate on ODIs, with a particular focus on the 2007 World Cup, and to spend more time with his family.

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9. On 21 November 2005, Shahid Afridi was banned for a Test match and two ODIs for deliberately damaging the pitch in the second match of the three-Test series against England.

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10. In June 2004 Shahid Afridi signed with English county side Kent to play for them in three Twenty20 matches and one Totesport League match.

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11. On 19 February 2017, Shahid Afridi announced his retirement from international cricket.

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