Web Desk: Former star all-rounder, Shahid Afridi has revealed that it was former Indian cricketer and current coach Ravi Shastri who gave him the name ‘Boom Boom.’
During a Q&A session on Twitter, Afridi was asked about the person who gave him the famous ‘Boom Boom’ title.
In an answer Afridi revealed that it was former Indian cricketer and current coach Ravi Shastri.
The Pakistan all-rounder, who announced himself on the international stage with a record-breaking 37-ball century, was known as ‘Boom Boom’ for his explosive style of play.
He also revealed his favourite bowlers at the highest level by responding, Glenn McGrath and Wasim Akram.
He further said he enjoyed bowling to former South African skipper AB de Villiers when he was given four choices by a fan.
Afridi announced his retirement from international cricket in February 2017 after playing 398 ODIs, 99 T20Is and 27 Tests.
The star all-rounder played his last international match against West Indies at Lord’s on May 31, 2018, representing Rest of the World XI.
In ODIs, he scored 8064 runs with six centuries and 39 fifties.
In T20Is, he had 1416 runs with four half-centuries while in Test cricket, he struck 1716 runs with five centuries and eight half-centuries.