VIDEO: Shahid Afridi smashes huge six in Afghan T20 league


Even years after his retirement from all forms of international cricket, former Pakistani cricketer Shahid Afridi has been making headlines in the game of cricket. He is presently part of the Afghanistan Premier League (APL) 2018, playing for the Paktia Panthers.

In the second semi-final match against Kabul Zawan on Saturday in Sharjah, Afridi smashed a huge six to send the ball outside of the park. He scored 27 runs off 16 balls.

It was in the 10th over of Panthers’ innings and Musa was into the attack against Afridi. Off the final delivery of the over, he placed it little up in length and kept it outside off stump. The ball was well inside Afid hitting arc as he ramped it up high and over deep mid-wicket sending the ball sailing outside the stadium.

Earlier in his innings, he was left clueless by Rashid Khan, the cricketer to idolises the veteran cricketer. The Pupil-Master contest in the fifth over ended with a dot, dot, single, wide, single, dot, and a dot – adding up to three runs only.

Batting first, Kabul set a target of 192 runs for the Panthers, whose batting looked in absolute disarray after going down to 62 for six. Afridi massive six failed to make a difference in his score and eventually on the scoreboard for the Panthers as they folded up for just 102 runs. Losing by 90 runs, Panthers crashed out, while Kabul headed to the final where they will face Mohammad Nabi’s Balk Legends, who has been the more consistent team.


Afridi also celebrated his 18th wedding anniversary on Sunday.

Shahid Afridi cut the cake of his wedding anniversary and shared the pictures with his wife and daughters on Twitter.

“Celebrating 18 years of marital bliss with a very special woman. Congratulations @nsaafridi! I wonder which one of us has passed the tolerance test here?” Afridi tweeted.

Afridi is married to his maternal cousin Nadia Afridi and has four daughters: Aqsa, Ansha, Ajwa and Asmara.