No doubt he is one of the most well known cricketer around the globe in the history of cricket. Shahid Afridi also known as Boom Boom Afridi is a all-rounder from Pakistan national cricket team. Afridi is a right handed batsman and a right arm leg spin bowler.
It won’t be wrong to say that the cricket history has never and maybe will never witness another layer like him. Afridi is known for his aggressive batting style and this is the reason due to which he has a large number of fans in every country of the world. Shahid Afridi has represented Pakistan in all three formats of the game but has announced his retirement from the Test cricket.
Shahid Afridi Most Sixes Record in International Cricket
He currently holds the record for the fastest One Day International (ODI) century in the cricket history and the interesting thing is that he scored it in his first innings of the career at the age of just 16 years. Moreover out of the top seven fastest One Day International centuries Shahid Afridi owns three of them.
The former captain of Pakistan also holds the record for hitting the highest number of sixes in International cricket. He has hit 400 sixes across all three formats of the game collectively. Most of these come from ODI cricket i which he has hit 314 sixes after playing 359 matches. In Test career he has played 27 matches while hitting 52 sixes and 34 sixes in T20 Internationals after playing 61 matches.
His current strike rate is 114.53 which is the third highest in the history of cricket till now. Along with most sixes Shahid Afridi also holds the record for the longest six in ODI cricket. During his career he has played at many different positions in the batting order but due to his unique playing style he is one of the most inconsistent player in the game today.
Shahid Afridi personally considers himself as a better bowler and primarily he was included in the team as a bowler but after looking at his destructive batting style he has always been considered as an all-rounder. His batting style of try to hit every ball for a six or four has made him the most entertaining batsman for the fans.