New Delhi: Pakistan’s ace all-rounder and one of the most loved cricketers of Pakistan Shahid Afridi finally put the decade old question to rest, as revealed his real age in his autobiography.
Afridi revealed that he was born in 1975 and not in 1980 as per the official records. With this revelation in his autobiography, it also states that Afridi was not even 16 year old when he smashed 37 ball ton against Sri Lanka in Nairobi in 1996.
In his autobiography named ‘Game Changer’ Afridi stated, “I was just nineteen, and not sixteen like they claim. I was born in 1975. So yes, the authorities stated my age incorrectly.”
With liting up many controversies from his autobiography Afridi slammed bowling great Waqar Younis when he was team’s coach in the 2016 world T20 held in India.
He stated, “Unfortunately, he hadn't let go of the past. Waqar and I had history, dating all the way back to his tiff with Wasim over 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.”