Shahid Afridi
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"Shahid Afridi" (}}), born "Sahibzada Mohammad Shahid Khan Afridi" also known as "Boom Boom Afridi" born on 1 March 1980) is a Pakistani cricketer. Between 1996 and 2012, Afridi played 27 Test cricket/Tests, 350 One Day Internationals, and 59 Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is) for the Pakistan cricket team/Pakistani national team. He made his ODI debut on 2 October 1996 against Kenya cricket team/Kenya and his Test cricket/Test debut on 22 October 1998 against Australia cricket team/Australia. Afridi has played more ODI matches than any other Pakistani cricket player.

He is known for his aggressive batting style, and previously held the record for the fastest ODI century in 37 deliveries. He also holds the distinction of having hit the most number of sixes in the history of ODI cricket. Afridi considers himself a better bowler than batsman, and has taken 48 Test wickets and over 350 in ODIs. Currently Afridi is third on the list of leading wicket takers in the Twenty20 format, behind Saeed Ajmal and Umer Gul of Pakistan, taking 73 wickets from 70 matches. Shahid Afridi has signed to play for Sydney Thunder in Australia’s Twenty20 Big Bash league.

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Once when I hit a boundary off Kumble over extra cover, he came to me and asked: where should I bowl to you?

He has not bowled as yet. The pitch is still good for batting. We will have to work very hard to get them out twice.

I enjoy playing against India. It has always been good doing battle against India, it brings the best out of me.

He does not hang around and I don't think the pitch conditions or situation dictates the way he plays. He is a natural aggressive player who can turn the game around.

That's how I bat, I always go (to bat) with a positive frame of mind. It's a totally dead wicket and there is nothing in it for the bowlers.

The wicket was dead for bowlers and there was nothing in it for them.

It was fun out there. At one stage, Anil Kumble asked me where he should bowl to me so that I am not able to hit the ball.

Kumble came in front of me in his follow through and it was not possible for me to run the quick single, it was unfortunate that he missed the double hundred.

The ball had become wet going into the gutter after the fourth hit. I went to hit to mid-on but the ball didn't turn and the shot went to mid-wicket.