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Shahid Afridi reveals who nicknamed him ‘Boom Boom’

Former Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi, who announced himself on the international stage with a record-breaking 37-ball century, was popularly known as ‘Boom Boom’ for his explosive style of play.

The 38-year-old records a massive 351 sixes in 398 One-Day Internationals (ODIs) and 73 sixes in 99 T20 Internationals (T20Is).


Afridi, in an interactive session with his fans on Twitter, revealed that former Indian cricketer and current India team coach Ravi Shastri nicknamed him ‘Boom Boom.’

Shahid Afridi last played an ODI match on March 20, 2015 against Australia at Adelaide. His last T20I, on the other hand, came against West Indies, where he was a part of the ICC World XI, in an exhibition match that was played on May 31, 2018.

He has notched up 11,196 runs in International cricket.

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