One of the biggest mysteries in Cricket is the real age of Shahid Afridi, in a book that he wrote, Shahid revealed his real age and said that officials stated his wrong age against his ODI Century in 1996 against Sri Lanka.
In “Game Changer” a book written by Shahid Afridi, he said, “I was just nineteen, and not sixteen like they claim. I was born in 1975. So yes, the authorities stated my age incorrectly.”
Shahid Afridi turned 39-years-old on March 1, 2019.
A lot of questions were raised about the real age of Shahid Afridi, especially after he announced his retirement for a couple of times and comebacks after his retirement.
But his statement still does not make sense, why? Well Shahid said that he was born on 1975 and not in 1980, which makes him 21-years-old when he made his debut in Cricket and not 19-years-old.
There are still a lot of questions about the real age of Shahid. Shahid retired from international cricket after playing in the T20 2016.
He also took a hit on Waqar Younis in his book, he was the coach of the international Cricket team of Pakistan in the 2016 World T20.
In his book, Shahid wrote, “Unfortunately, he hadn’t let go of the past. Waqar and I had a history, dating all the way back to his tiff with Wasim over the captaincy crown. He was a mediocre captain but a terrible coach, always micro-managing and getting in the way, trying to tell the captain — me — what to do. It was a natural clash and it was bound to happen.”