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Shahid Afridi's ‘Real’ Age in His Autobiography Could Be a Question in Next Year’s CBSE Papers

Shahid Afridi's ‘Real’ Age in His Autobiography Could Be a Question in Next Year’s CBSE Papers

Shahid Afridi, Pakistan's former cricket captain, has revealed his 'real' age in his autobiography - 'Game Changer' and it's going to leave you very, very confused.

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Anurag Verma

Get your calculators out. It's going to be a fun ride.

Shahid Afridi, Pakistan's former cricket captain, has revealed his 'real' age in his autobiography - "Game Changer" and it's going to leave you very, very confused.

Remember when Boom Boom Afridi hit that glorious 37-ball 100 against Sri Lanka, the first time he batted in international cricket? He was a 16-year-old boy back then, the official records say.

In his book, Afridi has, however, revealed he was 19 in October 1996 - when he scored the fastest century at that time.

“I was just nineteen, and not sixteen like they claim. I was born in 1975. So yes, the authorities stated my age incorrectly.”

Official records state that he was born on March 1, 1980, and not 1975 - the year he has mentioned in his autobiography as his birth year.

So if Afridi was born in 1975, he should've been 20 or 21 and not 19 at the time of his debut as he has claimed. This would mean that the Pakistani played his last ODI game at the age of 40 in 2015. He should be 44 now in 2019 and not 39 as Google or the official records state.

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Confused?

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You aren't alone. Several cricket fans on Twitter united to solve this puzzle. Interestingly, Shahid Afridi holds the record for the youngest player to hit an ODI century. Will the cricket books have to be changed? Many wondered.

Now, we just hope CBSE doesn't ask the students to calculate Shahid Afridi's age in the next year's board examinations.


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