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Shahid Afridi clarifies about his age yet again
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Shahid Afridi clarifies about his age yet again

Pakistan’s flamboyant batsman, Shahid Afridi has yet again stirred controversy and has grabbed the center of attention in the media after his autobiography named, ‘Game Changer’ was published this week.

In his recently published book, the right-handed batsman has revealed that he was actually born in 1975, and not in 1980, which the official records state. However, this revelation stirred controversy because if he was born in 1975, it would mean he was either 20 or 21 at the time he struck the record-breaking 37-ball ton against Sri Lanka at Nairobi in 1996.

Commenting in regards to the controversy surrounding his age, he said he was born in 1977, however, the book mistakenly mentions the year of his birth to be 1975. Afridi said the e-copy of the book mentions the correct year of his birth though.

He said he decided to write the book for his fans after his career ended in 2015. "The purpose was to tell the correct age to my fans, whether my record is taken away," the former all-rounder said.