In 1996 16 years old Boom Boom, Shahid Afridi scored a record 102 off 40 balls in Nairobi against Sri Lanka, which remained the fastest century of Internation cricket for many years. Shahid Afridi revealed a secret of his fastest ton in International cricket. In his autobiography Game Changer, he said it was Sachin Tendulkar's bat that he used in his first knock to score the fastest international cricket ton. According to Shahid Afridi, Sachin gave his bat to  Waqar Younis to take it to the Sialkot, a city of sports good in Pakistan so, he can ask the manufacturer to replicate it. Waqar Younis before visiting Sialkot gave it to Afridi who was playing his second ODI and was batting for the first time in his cricket career. What happened next is history.

In his biography, he also said that he dreamed of hitting huge and long sixes to Sri Lankan top class spinners. He shared his dream with his roommate Shadab Kabir early in the morning. 

His fastest hundred came off just 37 balls and remained a world record for 19 years. The only man who has broken his record is Ab de Villiers. He scored 100 off 30 balls against West Indies in 2015 to overcome Afridi's record in International cricket.

In his biography, he also said that he was of 19, not 16 when he smashed a hundred against Sri Lanka. The age on the paper was meant to increase the time spam of international cricket career. But, for many critics, he was of 21 when he scored his first ton against Sri Lanka in 1996.

Game Changer from Shahid Afridi has literally changed the game for many cricketing celebrities.  


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