Shahid Afridi, in thanking followers for birthday needs on March 1 (Monday), has introduced up that the majority controversial a part of his profession — his age. He turned 44, based on the tweet on his birthday, however this age is in in contradiction to earlier claims.
“Thank you very much for all the lovely birthday wishes – 44 today! My family and my fans are my biggest assets,” Afridi mentioned on Monday.
Thank you very a lot for all the beautiful birthday needs – 44 right now! My household and my followers are my greatest belongings. Really having fun with my stint with Multan and hope to supply match successful performances for all MS followers.
— Shahid Afridi (@SAfridiOfficial) February 28, 2021
According to official International Cricket Council (ICC) data, Afridi’s age is 41. In 2019, Afridi revealed in his autobiography that he had been born in 1975 and never 1980 as per the official data, which might make him 46 now. However, Afridi had created extra confusion by stating in his guide that he had been 19 in 1996.
“Also, for the record, I was just nineteen (when he hit the whirlwind 37-ball century, the third fastest ODI century), and not sixteen like they claim. I was born in 1975. So, yes, the authorities stated my age incorrectly,” Afridi was quoted as writing in his guide.
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Pakistan journalist Danyal Rasool was a kind of who commented on the age difficulty.
“Happy birthday to Shahid Afridi. We have his age @ESPNcricinfo as 41, his autobiography says 46, and now we have 44!” he wrote.