The epitome of unbridled aggression channeled through explosive strokes all around the ground, Shahid Afridi’s name will forever be associated with the art of belligerent batting. Never a dull moment whenever ‘Boom Boom Afridi’ was at the crease, the star all-rounder always proved to be a delight for fans who flocked to the stadium to watch him in action.
An illustrious career that spanned almost 20 years, the more memorable moments in Afridi’s batting summit will be linked to his heroics in the top order. For a short while, Afridi combined with a vibrant Imran Nazir to form a formidable opening duo in ODI cricket.
Their most famous partnership is generally regarded as the insane pyrotechnics at the Sharjah Stadium versus New Zealand in 2001. With Nazir beginning his journey of scintillating striking, Afridi took the center stage and smacked the Kiwi bowlers for a brutal 43-ball 70, including 6 sixes.
At one stage, the opening partnership rocketed to a century stand in the space of 10 overs. Later, Afridi was bestowed with the man of the match award for his