On this day King Shahid Khan Afiridi was born! A man who turned out to be a great cricketer, a legend who made his nation proud by his mesmerizing performances! Each time Lala is on the field, our hearts beat even more and we absolutely fall in love with him, when he plays to win the game!
But that is not all; there are so many other reasons to love Shahid Afridi:
1. He is the game changer
He is extremely fast; some of his performances where he has turned the game around in Pakistan’s favour are unbelievable, that is why he is called BOOM BOOM AFRIDI. If the run chase is unreal or the opposition is very strong, you know who to count on! His presence is a ray of hope for many of us till the last moment in the match.
2. His passion is unmatchable
Afridi’s passion for cricket, his presence in the field, his charisma is what melts our hearts. Pakistan is a cricket loving nation, and cricketers like Afridi who are passionate for the game rule our hearts!
3. He is the superstar
If looks could kill – Afridi is the heartthrob for all of us since the day he started playing cricket. With alluring looks, an impressive personality and a height of 5 feet, 11 inches Afridi has a crazy fan following!
4. He is in the list of the most charitable athletes
Shahid Khan Afridi has a great heart, and he feels for everyone. He is amongst the top twenty charitable athletes. He has set up his own foundation in Kohat. Shahid Afiridi Foundation (SAF) aims to upgrade a common man’s quality of life. Afridi wishes to empower the common people with education, sports and health!
He took 150 Army Public School (APS) students to Dubai for the inauguration ceremony of the Pakistan Super League (PSL). He and his team aims to make the youth productive by sports activities.
5. He is a great father
Afridi is a great father, and we can see it each time he wins or loses. His daughters are there to support him. He knows how to balance work with family and is a role model for many young lads!