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How Afridi’s cricket genius changed everything?

Shahid Afridi

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CRICDOT DESK : The Kitply Cup is being held in Dhaka with Bangladesh, India and Pakistan. A huge arrangement to see them in front of the eyes. Sourav and Sachin are not there. Even then there is no shortage of stars. Yuvraj Singh, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Misbah-ul-Haq, Mohammad Yusuf, Yunus Khan; Wherever I look, there are rows of stars coming down from the sky. Let’s go around the hotel lobby and try a short interview. Absolutely failing, not that. I got Yusuf Pathan and Irfan Pathan together; There was a story about the brothers. But since that morning the fate has been very bad.

No star wants to talk. Some politely, some flatly saying ‘no’. Virender Sehwag also gave a short friendly letter of F letter! I’m looking at the lobby with a bad mood. Understand, nothing will happen today. Just then someone put his hand on his shoulder. Turning back, the man said, ‘Who are you looking for? Looking for an interview? ‘

I was shocked when I looked back – Shahid Afridi. Yes, Sahibzada Mohammad Shahid Khan Afridi. Someone said, boom boom Afridi. Someone said, Nachune Afridi. To some he is still a hero. The stupid man to someone. To some, he is a cricket legend. To some he is just a waste of talent. To some, he is just a troll.

Who Afridi really is can be debated by organizing seminars. Even so, owning one is still beyond the reach of the average person. It is very difficult to come to a conclusion about this man. How much of this cricketer is true and how much is hype; That too is difficult to understand.

But I can say with one voice, Shahid Khan Afridi is one of the simplest minded people in the contemporary cricket world. Shahid Khan Afridi is one of the most friendly people. This gunta is actually brought by Afridi from his tribe.

He was born on the Afghan border in Khyber Agency. Afridi has been able to wield a gun since he was ten. He still practiced with M-Sixteen guns when he went to Pashtoon. “We know how to love and we know how to fight,” Jat said. Afridi was born into a Pashtun tribe. Basically the name we know, ‘Afridi’ is the name of the tribe. His own name is Shahid Khan. He was born in a family of Sufi teachers. His grandfather Maulana Mohammad Ilyas was a renowned Sufi philosopher and tribal leader. Nana first received the title of ‘Ghazi-e-Kashmir’ as a soldier in the Kashmir War.

It was almost impossible to come from such a family and become a cricketer. The Afridi people were once warlords. The people of this tribe either fought or acted as scholars. In the evolution of time, Afridi is mainly focused on military jobs and business. As a result, cricket was not in their syllabus.

One of Shahid Afridi’s army officers returned home and played cricket. Afridi’s elder brother also started playing. But he did not recover from the injury. That love overwhelmed Shahid Afridi.

Afridi moved to Karachi. The alley where he lived was the home of Harun Rashid, a famous batsman of the eighties. Afridi became enthusiastic about cricket after seeing this Aaron Rashid. But he did not become a batsman but a legspinner.

Yes, this is the beginning of the mystery of Afridi’s life.

This is where the question begins, what is his playing role in cricket? Leggy Afridi was called up for a future Mushtaq. But with the opportunity to enter the field with his first bat, he changed his identity by scoring a world record century.

The problem now is that the Pakistani management has never been able to promote Afridi’s batting in such a long time. Afridi did not get the support he got from Virender Sehwag, Matthew Hayden or Jayasuriya. He has been called An-Cochebel.

That’s it, how do you put such innate talent in the coaching format! He has to be allowed to play like that. Except for Bob Ulmar, no one was able to use Afridi properly. As a result, it did not become very permanent, it did not become a very reliable name. There is a place in the shorter format regularly, going in the longer format.

He has scored over 6,000 runs in ODIs. He has some great innings in Tests. Although Afridi still says he considers himself a ‘better bowler’.

Has been captain for some time; It was not tidy at all. Rather, he has done ridiculous things at different times. Sometimes he has been accused of tampering with the ball, sometimes he has got into trouble with his teammates. All in all, he could not reveal the infinite talent that he brought. It is better to say that no one could use this simple text boy properly.

Repeatedly retired, returned. While doing this, the age of 45-46 seems to be on paper. He is still playing various cricket starting from T-10. The slogan Boom Boom Afridi still lingers somewhere in the world.

Doesn’t the chest twist with a pity? I don’t think the man deserved it!

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