Former Pakistan cricketer Shahid Afridi is one of the most loved cricketers in the world. Apart from his swashbuckling batting style, Afridi’s typical arms-raised celebration was perhaps one of the things fans looked forward to the most during a match. On Saturday, Afridi uploaded his daughter’s picture who was seen celebrating a wicket in her father’s style. However, what caught fan’s eye was a lion sitting in the background of his daughter’s picture.
Afridi announced his retirement from international cricket in February 2017.
Nicknamed ‘Boom Boom’, Afridi had been a fan favourite since he burst onto the scene in 1996, striking a 37-ball one-day century against Sri Lanka in only his second match to set a world record that was unbeaten for 18 years.
Afridi finished his international career having played just 27 Test matches which yielded 1,176 runs with a highest score of 156 and 48 wickets.
Afridi played 398 ODIs with 8,064 runs, a highest score of 124 while taking 395 wickets.
His T20I career saw him play 98 matches with 1,405 runs and a career-leading 97 wickets.