Pakistan's former cricket captain Shahid Afridi has finally revealed that he was born in 1975 and not in 1980 as per official records stated. This disclosure in Afridi's autobiography means that in 1996, when he scored a record against Sri Lanka in 37 balls, he was not 16 years old.
This disclosure means that in 1996 when he scored a hundred against Sri Lanka in 37 balls, that time he was not 16 years old.
Afridi wrote in his autobiography 'Game changer', 'I was only 19 years old, not 16 years old as he claimed. I was born in 1975. So, the authorities wrote my age incorrectly. " That means if he was born in 1975, his age should be 21 years during the record century.
One Day International: Centuries at the youngest age
1. Shahid Afridi (Pak): 16 years 217 days (against Sri Lanka, 1996)
2. Usman Ghani (Afghanistan): 17 years 242 days (against Zimbabwe, 2014)
3. Imran Nazir (Pak): 18 years 121 days (against Zimbabwe, 2000)
4. Salim Elahi (Pak): 18 years 312 days (against Sri Lanka, 1995)
5. Tamim Iqbal (Bangladesh): 19 years 2 days (against Ireland, 2008)
Now the question is that why Afridi kept silence throughout his career for his age. Now he revealed about his real age, will the ICC take a decision in this regard?
He played 27 Tests, 398 ODIs and 99 T20 Internationals. This former captain who retired from international cricket after the T-20 World Cup 2016 also targeted former veteran bowling icon Waqar Younis in his biography.