The ‘Boom Boom’ effect: Shahid Afridi’s biography ‘Game Changer’ will be up for grabs from April 30
In his second innings, Afridi wants to connect with cricket fans with his book Game Changer.
Published - Apr 4, 2019 2:33 pm | Updated - Apr 4, 2019 2:33 pm
Penning biographies/autobiographies have been a trend for cricketers for quite some time now. They are busy with coming up stories of their careers that people would not have known otherwise. In India, the likes of Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly, VVS Laxman and others have come with their own stories. And now, Shahid Afridi wants to take his story to the cricket fans. His book named ‘Game Changer’ will be up for the grabs from April 30. The former Pakistan captain and one of the game’s most accomplished all-rounders has promised to his fans that no episode of his life will be left concealed in his biography Game Changer, the New Indian Express cited reports as saying.
Renowned Pak TV anchor & broadcaster penned Afridi’s biography
The 39-year-old Afridi’s biography has been written by renowned Pakistan TV anchor and broadcaster Wajahat S Khan and it gives an account of all controversies that punctuate the former’s glorious career in cricket. One of the most colourful characters of Pakistan cricket and also popular in the game’s fraternity, Afridi retired from international cricket in 2016 (he though played a game for ICC World XI against the Windies last year) after scoring over 11,000 runs and taking more than 540 wickets in 27 Tests, 398 ODIs and 99 T20Is.
He led Pakistan in all the three formats and still continues to play T20 cricket. In 303 T20s, Afridi has scored over 4,000 runs and picked up over 300. The man, who made his debut at the age of 16 in 1996 and played for two decades, is known for his penchant to hit sixes earning him the nickname ‘Boom Boom Afridi’.
Afridi recently played for the Multan Sultans in the PSL though he failed to score big and took 10 wickets in the tournament. The former international cricketer reacted to Pakistan’s recent 0-5 hammering in the hands of Australia in an ODI series in the UAE. He said, while Australia has a system of depth in place and that gets reflected in their performance, Pakistan have enough talents who seek exposure and opportunity.
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