Shahid Afridi Books Game Changer Free Download (PDF) is the riveting memoir of Shahid Afridi, one of modern cricket’s most controversial and accomplished practitioners. In 1996, as a teenager, Afridi shot to fame after hammering the fastest ODI century at the time. One of the world’s greatest all-rounders, today. Currently, this book is not available in the Urdu Language. You can write a review of this book at the end of this post.
he holds the distinction of having hit the most number of sixes in the history of ODI cricket scooping the most wickets in T20s and winning the most player-of-the-match awards in the same format. From his humble beginnings in the mountains of Pakistan’s unruly northwest to the mean streets of Karachi and the county parks of southern England, Afridi tells his life story just the way he bats – instinctively, candidly and with no holds barred.
Shahid Afridi Books Game Changer Free Download (PDF)
In a career as unpredictable as his leg-break googlies and ‘boom-boom’ power hitting, Afridi has been many things – the lost kid focused on pulling his parents out of poverty, the desperate captain trying not to snitch on his corrupt teammates, the gallant Pashtun centurion staring down a hostile Indian crowd, and the bad boy at the centre of a ball-tampering scandal. In Game Changer, he sets the record straight once and for all. A must-read not only for his legion of fans across the world but also for those interested in cricket and Pakistan’s future.
“I was born in 1975. So, yes, the authorities stated my age incorrectly.”
One little thing though – if he was born in 1975, it would mean he was either 20 or 21 at the time.
Wisden, the sport’s recognized almanac, still lists Afridi as the youngest player to score a one-day ton – aged 16 years and 217 days – but his fastest-century record lasted until 2014 when it was eclipsed by New Zealander Corey Anderson, and by South African AB de Villiers a year later.
2. Afridi doesn’t like Imran Khan’s leadership style
In the book, Afridi describes his teammate Waqar Younis as a mediocre captain and terrible coach.
He says Imran Khan, a former captain and now prime minister of Pakistan, had an “abrasive style leadership”. Clearly not one to shy away from confrontation, he adds: “By the way, they say that Khan… runs his cabinet the same way,” he added.
3. Problems with Gautam Gambhir
While cuss words are not unheard of in the field, generally civility rules. So it was unusual when in 2007, Afridi had a run-in with ex- Indian opener Gautam Gambhir. Afridi is still nursing old grudges. He calls Gambhir “a burn out who had attitude problems” in the new tome. Recalling their confrontation, he says: “I remember that run-in with him in 2007 tour when he completed a single while running straight into me. The umpires had to finish it off or I would have,” he said.