Shahid Khan Afridi is one of the most famous people in the entire cricket history. He is also known as LALA and BOOM BOOM. Shahid holds a number of records in the International Cricket. He got the most number of man of the match awards in T-20 cricket, he took the most number of wickets in T-20 cricket, he has hit the most number of sixes in ODI cricket and the list goes on and on. After playing for 23 years, Shahid has taken retirement from the international cricket, but he is still playing domestic cricket and the other cricket leagues. Moreover, currently, he is running an NGO named as Shahid Afridi Foundation and also running his own clothing brand named as Shahid Afridi.
There is a book written on Shahid Afridi. The book is named as the Game Changer, as the name suggests the book includes how Shahid’s life has always been full of ups and downs but he never lost hope and worked hard to become what he is today. The book also states Lala’s passion for sports and cricket, the scandals and controversies he had to face in his cricketing career and how he got a chance to play an International match at the age of 16. The book is written by Wajahat Saeed Khan. Wajahat is an Emmy-award nominated Pakistani multimedia journalist. He has produced and anchored for Pakistan’s major cable networks, reported for international networks as well as edited and written for local, regional and global publications.
Speaking about the book Lala said, “In all my years of cricket, I’ve given hundreds of interviews and done dozens of TV shows, but what you will read in my memoir are the stories and thoughts I’ve never shared openly. I have a lot to say about my confidence, my fears, my adversaries, my ambitions, my goals, and failures.”
Game Changer is a mixture of good and bad events that took place in Shahid Afridi’s life and it is not only for his fans, but for anyone who loves cricket. The book will be released on 30th April but it is open for pre-order. It can be bought online and will also be available on Liberty book stores throughout the country.