On this day in 1980, Shahid Afridi was born, allegedly with perfect facial hair and golden highlights. Alright, that last part might not be true..
Famous for his big hitting, and his regular retirement, the Pakistani allrounder is idolised at home.
His first International knock was a 37 ball century, and he has built a reputation as an unreliable albeit thrilling ‘biffer’ since then.
Afridi has often been typecast as a slogger, with his bowling is often omitted from his profile.
In truth, especially nearing the end of his career, Afrid’s bowling is his strong suit, with 393 ODI wickets, which is a considerable achievement.
In addition to smashing a 37 ball hundred in his first ODI innings, he took 5 wickets on Test debut.