Pakistan’s former captain, Shahid Afridi has stirred a massive storm in the world of cricket after his autobiography, “Game Changer” released this week. Afridi’s book has given birth to many controversies as it discloses several secrets.
One of the biggest mysteries about Afridi has always been his age but he finally has taken the lid off this mystery. In his autobiography, the right-handed batsman has revealed that he was actually born in 1975, and not in 1980, which the official records state.
With the latest revelations, it becomes clear that the batsman was not 16 when he smashed his, then record-breaking 37-ball ton against Sri Lanka in Nairobi in 1996. “I was just nineteen, and not sixteen as they claim. I was born in 1975. So yes, the authorities stated my age incorrectly,” he wrote in his autobiography.
However, the ‘Boom Boom’ has further complicated things in his book by stating that he was 19 years old when he hit 37-ball 100. Considering that Afridi states earlier in the book that he was born in 1975, it would mean he was neither 16 nor 19, but 20 or 21 in 1996.