Pakistan’s crush on Shahid Afridi

Ever since I was a kid, I’ve seen a 25-year-old Pakistani Cricketer.

As an Indian, a Pakistani Cricketer is the thing of hate. But, not Lala.

The most endearing image of ‘Boom Boom’ Afridi, is do precisely his nickname suggests.

Boom! He is gone..

Afridi is a man one Army alright. But, we all are left to wonder if he is fighting the opposing team or is he being a double agent.

Self explanatory

His Batting record suggests something even a trained Monkey can attain.

Afridi’s batting average is so low that even Dinesh Mongia has a better batting average!

Shahid Afridi’s overall Batting Record:

Wah mera Lala!

Wah mera Lala!

Dinesh Mongia’s overall batting record:

Even Dinesh Mongia's Batting Record is better than Afridi's!

Even Dinesh Mongia’s Batting Record is better than Afridi’s!

But, Dinesh Mongia did not get to play even 1/4th of the matches that Afridi has. Nobody even remembers his name!

What is the mystery here? Why is this great Cricketer liked and loved in Pakistan? Why is he allowed to play, time after time, failure after repeated failure?

All hell breaks loose in Pakistan when Afridi is mocked

It must be his bowling.

Dis..Appoint..Ment

Dis..Appoint..Ment

On the spin friendly tracks of the Sub-Continent, the great spinner of the ball, the wannabe spinster ought to have great records, I thought.

Aaaa.. What?

No, I must be wrong.. but can’t figure out where I am wrong.

Surely, something must be off. How can one man not bat, not bowl on tracks that suit his style of bowling; and still be around for 15 years? Or, is it been 20? 25? One can never tell..

Sure as hell, Pakistan and Pakistanis have thought it best to allow him to play for 372 (Exclamation.. Double Exclamation.. Triple) ODIs.

What is the big secret?

Afridi is a master strategist! When the going gets tough, the Afridis start eating the ball.

Most people bite the dust, Afridi being a Cricketer, bites the ball

Most people bite the dust, Afridi, being a Cricketer, bites the ball

I always give benefit out the doubt to Shahid Afridi. Not because I like him like him, but because, come on, how can a guy who blatantly cheats and still be in the team, not be liked? I support Afridi.. because I am jealous!

I give him the benefit of the doubt. Hey! If in dim light, after a LOT of Al-ca-gal has gone in, after putting tapanguchi for 2 hours, when I’m hungry as hell, I am bound to mistake a white Cricket ball, to a red juicy Apple.

Do you see an Apple in the picture? That is why you can never be a Shahid Afridi

Do you see an Apple in the picture? That is why you are no Shahid Afridi..

Have I eaten a Cricket ball before? Sadly, no. That’s because I’m not a professional Cricketer. I’m sure most of the people who play Cricket on a regular basis have.

Are you telling having a Cricket ball around you all the time, in the sun and in the scorching heat, a professional Cricketer is not tempted a least bit to eat it?

Puh.. leeez! Lolz..

Lols are so passé. Lulz, also spelled – Lolz, is the bling-ed up version of the now defunct LOL.

Afridi never cheats! Even after going for so many runs, after Pakistan is on the verge of defeat, snatched from the claws of win, by none other than (most frequently), by Afridi himself, Afridi never ever cheats.

Afridi being blasted all over the park by virtually everybody

But, this incidents casts serious shadow over my hero Shahid Afridi.

Most people battle drugs, alcohol, nicotine addiction, but Shahid Afridi is different to other mortals. He battles the..

..Pitch.

OK, I’m going to straight away ignore that and claim that never happened. I’m going into denial mode. Starting NOW!

Some guy who looks like Afridi is destroying the pitch. And, some guy who looks eerily like Kevin Peterson is mocking the great Lala. How can this be true? Unpossible.

All I remember and know is : people aim to emulate Afridi, especially English Cricketers!

Britishers trying to follow in the footsteps of Boom Boom and attempt to eat the ball

See, even the great All-Rounder, who bowls as fast as Afridi, who bats as explosively as Afridi, is trying to Ape(pun unintended) the great man.

I digress badly.

What makes Afridi click? His Batting? Unfortunately no. Bowling? Close, but.. No.. He is known as Boom Boom, not Bomb Bomb!

If he were called ‘Bomb Bomb’, he would have become the poster-boy for the Taliban. The Taliban spokesperson, nevertheless, tried to use his Boom Boom image to their benefit, but reports suggest he was not that successful. But, I think that’s untrue. 

The Taliban did try to use this particular image of Afridi; and, Shahid Afridi’s nickname of ‘Boom Boom’ to claim him as their own.

Afiridi killing Kafirs(Infidels). His routine is to kill an Infidel every time he scores a Century. Not many Kafirs have been killed in the past 2 decades.

Did they succeed?

Ask yourself – Are Taliban popular in Pakistan? Are Pakistani Politicians like Imran Khan, a great Cricketer himself(A nothing compared to the Lala of course), bending over backwards to appease them?

Imran Khan is a great fan of Afiridi and hence, a great fan of Taliban, who are in turn great fans of Afridi.

Surprise surprise, Imran Khan’s party won a LOT of seats and a majority in a Pakistani province.

Talking about Imran Khan, there are may similarities between Shahid Afridi and him. Both are very handsome, very popular cricketers in Pakistan, I hear. They both are loved; and women(and men) go gaga over them both in Pakistan, I’m sure.

But, when it comes to Cricket, the starting point of their fame, they both have contrasting records. Khan has excellent Batting and Bowling records. He has won Pakistan the World Cup as Captain, nurtured terrifying fast bowlers and has a reputation of being a never-say-die Captain.

Afridi is none of that. Not even close.

But, he has one thing in common with Mr. Imran Khan.

I’m too sexy for my shirt, too sexy for my..

I am beginning to now think Pakistanis love Shahid Afridi for being, well.. good looking?

“..when you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains,however improbable, must be the truth?”

– Sherlock Holmes

Even men? Not many women watch Cricket in Pakistan, like in India, I’m sure. You don’t see women do this when Shahid Afridi is batting!

Pakistani Fans of Boom Boom praying he doesn’t play an idiotic shot

And, it is men who make movies on the phenomena named Shahid Afridi.

Has there ever been a movie on Tendulkar in India? But, there has been one in Pakistan about Shahid Afridi. Pakistan produced like 3 movies this year. One was about, surprise, surprise – Shahid ‘Boom Boom’ ‘Lala’ Afridi, the all rounder.

Even thought India produces hundreds of movies per year, it hasn’t sought fit to make one on the life of Tendulkar. Tendulkars may come and go Afridis persist. Heck! They don’t age, don’t get dropped, don’t score runs, don’t take wickets.

Pakistanis have already immortalised the great Shahid Afridi, even before he has retired. Oh, wait.. He has retired from Cricket many times.. But, has always managed to make a come back. A great lesson indeed to all the English Cricketers who are retiring at the drop of a hat nowadays. 

They should strive to be more like Shahid Afridi.

Shahid Afridi. Also known as - The Beast!

Shahid Afridi. Also known as – The Beast!

Enough said – Pakistanis, mostly men, love Shahid Afridi. They love his long locks, they love his beard, they love the way he walks, they love the way he runs in to bowl, the way he gets out(silly him, giving a catch to silly point), the way he calls us Indians “small hearted”. All is forgiven by the Men of Pakistan – they forgive his abysmal cricketing record, his ball-eating antics, his blatant pitch tampering, his constant shooting off his mouth.

For a nation which hates Homosexuality, considers it a Sin – an act so unforgivable, that even God will not forgive; which is punishable by death; its pretty ironic that they have a collective, strong crush on a Man.

The average Pakistani jerks off at the sight of the bare-chested Afridi. No wonder cricket is popular in Pakistan. Imran Khan, now Afridi?

Since, Homosexuality is a taboo in Pakistan; legally, socially and religiously condemned, cricket appears to a convenient excuse for the secret fantasies of an extremely homophobic nation.

While Pakistanis asks the Homosexuals to do this..

Religious pious Pakistanis convincing Homosexuals to convert to Hetrosexuals

Religious pious Muslim Pakistanis convincing Homosexuals to convert to Heterosexuality

..but secretly, they are seeing this.

This is how Pakistan imagines Shahid Afridi every time they see him walk onto the park. They don’t care he doesn’t bat nor bowl, the mere sight of him is money’s worth.

For Pakistanis, the very embodiment of male sexuality and good looks is Shahid Afridi.

Forget Ashton Kutcher, Afridi is handsomer.. Plus, he can bite a Cricket ball right through.

Forget that he is dumb as a dodo Monkey.

Oops, they caught me eating ball in front of 23 cameras. How did they do this!

All Pakistanis care about are looks. At least with Imran Khan, they had the excuse of his brilliance. He was an able all-rounder, who spoke well, was a great captain. The homophobic tendencies of the entire nation was masked behind the facade of Imran Khan’s good cricketing skills.

Shahid Afridi is none of that.

The Homosexual Crush of the entire Homophobic Pakistani Islamic Republic nation now stands terribly exposed..

Oops, I am caught jerking off to a.. Man!

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24 responses to “Pakistan’s crush on Shahid Afridi

  1. ha ha … fantastic read…. Afridi phenomena is just too phenomenal to understand

  2. سبز یودقا

    You claim Pakistanis only like Afridi because he is ‘good looking’, that is not true at all, the reason why Afridi is liked in Pakistan is because he is a match-winner and probably one of the best all rounders(Top 10) in the past decade., perhaps in India you consider him good-looking because you people have an inferiority complex regarding the amount of melanin in your skin.

    Afridi is very popular in Pakistan, not because of his looks but because of his achievements and his likable personality, in a poll in 2010 in Australia during the Big Bash, Afridi was voted the most popular overseas player in the event, he received more votes than Chris Gayle and Kieron Pollard, does that mean Australians only like him because of his looks?
    http://www.topnews.in/sports/shahid-afridi-voted-australia%E2%80%99s-no1-import-twenty20-big-bash-series-28400

    You bring up Afridi’s poor batting average, but you fail to realize that Afridi is a bowling all rounder, in fact he started his career as a bowler, he only switched to batting after he scored the world’s fastest ODI century(which unfortunately was broken by a Kiwi, after 17 YEARS), he also scored a century against India in 2005 off just 45 balls(Afridi has 3 of the 7 fastest 100s in the world), and he guided Pakistan to win the 2009 T20 world cup, where he scored 54 not out and hit the winning runs, he also took 2 wickets, and before that he scored a crucial fifty against South Africa in the semis.

    Afridi also led Pakistan to the 2010 world T20 semis(which unfortunately we lost in the final over because of Hussey), in he same event, India were knocked out in the super 8s.

    Afridi also captained Pakistan to the 2011 world cup semis on hostile territory, and took 21 wickets, in fact he was he highest wicket taker until the semis, how well did Sachin do as Captain?
    Afridi captained Pakistan in 30 matches against the Top 7 teams and won 14, which puts his winning percentage at around 48%(not that bad compared to Sachin)

    Here are some other stats that prove that Afridi is anything but a mediocre player:

    Afridi is the 3rd highest wicket-taker in T20s(with 73 wickets), he has taken over 350 wickets in ODIs and scored over 7000 runs, no sub-par cricketer could ever achieve such stats , only a low-life that doesn’t understand cricket would think Afridi is over rated.

    “On the spin friendly tracks of the Sub-Continent, the great spinner of the ball, the wannabe spinster ought to have great records, I thought.”

    Afridi hasn’t just taken wickets in the subcontinent, he has taken wickets in England,South Africa and Australia, and his best figures 7/12 were taken in the West Indies.

    Afridi was one of the highest wicket-takers in the BBL in 2010-11 and 2011-12, he is one of the most sought after players in Twenty20 cricket, he has played in leagues in England,South Africa,Australia,West Indies,Sri Lanka,India and Bangladesh.

    “The most endearing image of ‘Boom Boom’ Afridi, is do precisely his nickname suggests.”

    His nickname ‘Lala’ means big brother in Pashto, so mocking his nickname is racist and ignorant, you don’t see us Pakis making fun of Endians calling Ganguly ‘Dada'(grandfather).

    “Surprise surprise, Imran Khan’s party won a LOT of seats and a majority in a Pakistani province.”

    Yes, Imran Khan’s party won a lot of seats in the elections, but he didn’t win because of his stance on the Taliban, Pakistanis voted for his party in droves because he embodied change, the people of Pakistan were fed up with the same two corrupt parties ruling Pakistan since the 90s, we voted for Imran Khan because he’s not corrupt and because of his accomplishments, apart from being an Oxford grad,legendary cricketer, winning the world cup, he’s also a philanthropist and runs one of the best cancer hospitals in the region(Shakaut Khanum, look it up), he also opened a university in Mianwali affiliated with Bradford university where the students are not charged a penny, so they can get a degree accredited by Bradford uni.

    We voted for Imran khan because of his education and economic policies( his financial advisor is Asad Umar, a successful CEO with a humble background), Pakistanis don’t like the Taliban, just check any poll; the Taliban are hated across Pakistan, but we don’t always think about the war on terror because we also have other priorities,

    Thiss was the pew report says:
    “Meanwhile, concerns about extremist groups have increased markedly. More than nine-in-ten Pakistanis describe terrorism as a very big problem, and about half now say the Taliban is a very serious threat to their country.”
    http://www.pewglobal.org/2013/05/07/on-eve-of-elections-a-dismal-public-mood-in-pakistan/

    Imran Khan doesn’t necessarily support the Taliban, but he has a different approach because he and most Pakistanis realize that the current strategy isn’t working and we can’t afford to stay embroiled in this war for another decade and lose more lives, you living somewhere in Endia can’t relate to us and you shouldn’t be telling us who to vote for and how we should handle our problems.

    “Not many women watch Cricket in Pakistan, like in India, I’m sure.”
    That is the dumbest thing I’ve ever heard, you’re so ignorant, I can’t believe how you even you have internet access in your slum somewhere in Bombay.

    “Has there ever been a movie on Tendulkar in India? But, there has been one in Pakistan about Shahid Afridi. Pakistan produced like 3 movies this year. One was about, surprise, surprise – Shahid ‘Boom Boom’ ‘Lala’ Afridi, the all rounder.”

    You’re such a dumbphuck, Pakistan didn’t just produce 3 movies, we produce hundreds of movies a year(most not worth watching), a lot of the movies are regional movies in Punjabi and Pashto(Peshawar is known a Pollywood for a reason), the 3 movies you heard of this year were the highest-grossing mainstream movies in Pakistan in 2013, and just because Bollywood never cared to make a movie about a betamale like Tendulkar, why are you jealous if Pakistan made a movie about Afridi?

    “Ever since I was a kid, I’ve seen a 25-year-old Pakistani Cricketer.”
    Afridi doesn’t hide his age, he was born in 1980(according to wiki) so that makes him 34, and his daughter may be around 12 but that’s because Pashtuns in Pakistan get married young, so your jokes about his age are lame as phuck.

    You make fun of afridi for tampering the ball once, but you forget that India’s God(you guys worship anything lmao)Sachin also tampered with the ball.

    Just because Pakistanis happen to be better looking than you head-bobbing madrasis, that doesn’t mean Pakistanis only care about looks.

    “The Homosexual Crush of the entire Homophobic Pakistani Islamic Republic nation now stands terribly exposed..”

    Your homophobic jokes clearly shows who the real homophobes, just because a lot has been written about Islam & the Muslim world in recent years that doesn’t Hinduism or Hindoostan is any better, I could blog about how backward and hateful your religion is, but I actually don’t care and most don’t because Hinduism is seen as a mythological religion kinda like Scientology or pastafarianism, just look up what Winston Churchill or Nixon thought of your people.

    Anyways I didn’t want to attack Hinduism or India but your blogs are always centered around Pakistan and Islam and it’s always negative, which goes to show that you have an unhealthy obsession with Pakistan.

    • Thank you for your reply.

      Afridi is indeed a great cricketer. Having an average of 23 in 370 odd ODIs(Ravindra Jadeja’s Batting average 30, Bowling 32.21;) is no mean feat.

      Your one-off performance regurgitation is not so at all. Shahid Afridi consistently scores valuable 23 runs every innings, which is usually scored off 4 or less balls. And, takes a wicket every 34 runs, which is invaluable and scarcely there are players who have matched his performances.

      Sure, Dinesh Mongia who has a bowling and batting averages almost as good or better than Shahid Afridi is considered a very bad player, but statistics tend to lie often. Forget Afridi’s Test Match batting average of 18.98, it is his Big Bash performances which really counts!

      I am totally with you my friend.

      Homosexuality is a sin and Islam is one of the most peaceful Religions in the world. Most Muslim majority Nations are Democratic, tend to be less violent and very rich in intellectual and oil resources, who have contributed much to society in terms of Science(Except evolutionary biology which is a complete lie; and Genetics – which proves Evolutionary Biology and hence, another lie).

      • سبز یودقا

        You ignored all of the stats I posted above, has Dinesh Mongia(whoever dafuq he is?) ever won India a world tournament?Does he have over 7000 runs and 350 wickets?Has hit over 300 sixes?Has he ever led his team?

        If Afridi had no talent, then leagues around the world wouldn’t be signing him up, they would be signing “stars” like Jadeja.

        “Your one-off performance regurgitation is not so at all. Shahid Afridi consistently scores valuable 23 runs every innings, which is usually scored off 4 or less balls. And, takes a wicket every 34 runs, which is invaluable and scarcely there are players who have matched his performances.”

        Like I said before, Afridi is primarily a bowler, he knows that and anybody that has been following his career from the beginning knows that too, he’s a MUCH better bowler than Harbajhan Singh, and most of all he has a the intangibles(stuff you can’t measure in stats), he can win you a game or even lose you one, but can’t say the same for Jadeja or Mongia, or any other veggie-khor for that matter.

        I don’t regurgitate his ‘one off’ performances, because his one off performances come off more often than you think, just look at the past ODI series against Sri Lanka and South Africa., or the tour to the West Indies.

        “Forget Afridi’s Test Match batting average of 18.98, it is his Big Bash performances which really counts!”

        First of all Afridi is not a test player, he admits that and he’s never wanted to be one, he knows his abilities are more suited for the limited overs formats, but despite that in 23 test matches(and 42 innings) Afridi has scored 5 100s, 1620 runs and averages 39.51(not 18.98 like you claim).

        If you compare the first 23 tests of some of the best batsmen(Ponting,Sachin,Hayden,Lara,Dravid,Clark and Gilchrist), Afridi has scored more runs than them except Lara & Dravid, and averages more than Clark and Ponting, now I don’t imply that Afridi is a better batsmen than any of those batsmen, however considering that he isn’t a test player, he hasn’t done that bad, and it also proves that stats aren’t necessarily the best way to find out how ‘talented’ a player is, otherwise Yuvraj would be a better batsmen than Don Bradman.

        Afridi is an unorthodox player, just because he isn’t test match material, that doesn’t mean he isn’t a good player, because tests aren’t the only format of cricket, and the stats you brought up about the BBL, I wasn’t talking about his batting performances but his bowling performances, which I brought up because you claimed that Afridi only takes wickets on the ‘turning tracks’ of the subcontinent(Pakistan doesn’t even play most of it’s matches in the subcontinent).

        “Homosexuality is a sin and Islam is one of the most peaceful Religions in the world. Most Muslim majority Nations are Democratic, tend to be less violent and very rich in intellectual and oil resources, who have contributed much to society in terms of Science(Except evolutionary biology which is a complete lie; and Genetics – which proves Evolutionary Biology and hence, another lie).”

        No, I beg to differ, Hinduism is the most peaceful ‘religion’ in the world, a religion in which widows aren’t burned alive, female infants are buried alive and female fetuses are aborted, a religion that doesn’t have a caste system and all people are equal, ain’t no such thing as ‘untouchables’ or ‘satti’ since that’s just a figment of our imagination, it’s also the most advance ‘religion’ in the world, because Darwin’s theory of evolution is mentioned in the Gita and Einstein was a Hindu, not to mention that Adolf Hitler was NOT inspired by Hinduism, and mein kampf is not a best seller in India.

        All of mankind came out of India, we evolved from ‘mother India’, in fact the Indian race is the most civilized race in the world and they’re descendants of the original ‘Aryans’.

        Oh yeah, Hinduism isn’t a British invention that they created, it always existed since the Jurassic times and Krishna was the real ‘Jesus’, and Christians and Muslims just copied the Hindoos.

        India is the most ‘democratic’ country in the world, it has the most Nobel Laureates per capita and Indian do not seek employment in the Gulf Arab states, Indians do not immigrate to the west, because India is the greatest country in the world that Lord Kali maa created out of the ashes of Gandhi.

  3. Er. Arshid Hussain

    U tried ur best to fool us, but plz follow the link http://phone.espncricinfo.com/ci/content/player/42639.html?d=profile n u will know what Great Lalla actully is!!!! Lala da great.
    One Slogan One Track “Go India Go Back”
    A massage from Indian occupied KASHMIR

    • You are absolutely right. The Lala The Boom Boom Eat-The-Ball Afridi is just too awesome.

      I don’t know how Kashmir subject came up, but I like your spirit.

      Please comment again. Promise that you will.

      • سبز یودقا

        He didn’t bring up Kashmir, he was trying to tell you that he is from kashmir.

      • Of course. He is from Kashmir.

        But, I wonder why his IP is an American one.. Huh..

      • سبز یودقا

        Kashmiris live in America too……….ever heard of ‘immigration’?

      • Of course! That explains it.

        Here I was thinking some Pakistani troll, falsely claiming to be from Indian side of Kashmir.

      • سبز یودقا

        Stop acting like a sarcastic bytch, you seriously think no Koshur people live America?If you think he’s a Paki troll, then just verify his IP address.

      • Why you so angry man!

        Have some Kashmiri snow for dinner. His IP Address, which I have verified, is from Amreeka.. You know the country you guys wanna blow up. Faisal Shahzad, Dawood Gilani – great contributions.

        5 points for trying. All fans of Boom Boom, I am sure. Fuck the statistics, they are true match winners!

  4. سبز یودقا

    Faisal Shahzad, Dawood Gilani – great contributions.

    If you want to mention great Pakistani contributions to America ,then you should mention Shahid Khan,Jibran Hamdan,Iqbal Theba,Faran Tahir,Nadya Ali,Zia Yusuf,Tariq Farid,Ashar Aziz or you could just mention the countless doctors,surgeons and dentists in America of Pakistani descent(5% of doctors in America are of Pakistani origin), or the countless Pakistani systems analysts and engineers working for bluechip corps in America.

    You’re a loser living in a slum in Bombay, you don’t know sh*t, laugh at Afridi all you want, I bet he’s laughing at your bank balance.

  5. سبز یودقا

    Nice pedo-rowdy, you deleted my comment…….so much for free speech.

    You can claim your country is the most democratic in the world but your behavior proves otherwise.

    • This blog is my private dictatorship. 🙂 No room for Democracy.. I am Jinnah, Ayub Khan, Zia and Musharaff all rolled into one. Yes, I am a microcosm of everything that India is supposed to represent(Hint: Sarcasm in case you are unable to detect it.. Again)

      I only allowed your earlier comments, even though it contained bad language, is because you represented a typical thick-headed, irrational, emotional, patriotic Pakistani, who was obviously had a man-crush on Shahid Afridi, who went on to the extent of talking about his Big Bash performances.

      Such a comment was necessary to prove the point of this post. 🙂

      So, thank you!

      Who the fuck defends a 23 Batting average!

      As an Afridi fan would say LULZ

      P.S. If Shahid ‘Boom Lala Boom’ Afridi were in any other Cricketing team other than Pakistan, he would have been dumped long ago. In fact, there is much less chance any would even pick him. Not many non-Pakistanis would even use the word “Great” and “Shahid Afridi” in the same sentence in any meaningful way.

      Thanks for commenting. I need people like you to provide the much needed entertainment. Please do visit again. Cheerio!

    • سبز یودقا

      Pedo-rowdy you’re actually Gandhi,Nehru and Modi all rolled into one.

      “I only allowed your earlier comments, even though it contained bad language, is because you represented a typical thick-headed, irrational, emotional, patriotic Pakistani, who was obviously had a man-crush on Shahid Afridi, who went on to the extent of talking about his Big Bash performances.”

      You sound like a typical head-bobbing Hindutva, my comment was not even remotely irrational, I used stats and Afridi’s past records to make my point, you didn’t address any of them, because you choose to believe want and ignore what you don’t, just like the asinine comments you post on ET every phucking day, you’ve already made up your mind about what you think of Afridi(or anything), you’re a hotheaded mofo that isn’t open to a debate because you think you’re always right.

      I didn’t just bring up Afridi’s BBL performance but his performances in the 2011 world cup and T20 world cups in 2009 & 2010, I showed you his stats and his records, which aren’t that bad, I only brought the BBL up because you claimed that he only took wickets on the turning tracks of the subcontinent, and you also claim that if he were in any other team they would have dropped him long ago, but sorry to break it to you, the world doesn’t work on “what ifs”, the truth is Afridi has played in almost every domestic league in the world and those teams obviously see something in him that you don’t, the people of Australia thought he was a better import than Chris Gayle and Pollard in 2010.

      I don’t defend Afridi’s horrendous batting average, but you fail to realize that he is primarily a BOWLING all rounder, I’ve reiterated that many times but you don’t want to acknowledge that, and I also pointed out that he isn’t a test player(even Afridi admits that) but you only want to bring that up, cause you think tests are the only format of cricket(proves your self-righteous thinking).

      Afridi may not be a “Great” player but he certainly isn’t sub-par.

      PS your homoerotic jokes are getting old and it actually points to the fact that, you’re either a closet homosexual or a homophobe, or maybe even both.

  6. he is an average bowler and a below avg. batsman.
    pakis have a habit of making mountains out of molehills.
    he has taken 375 wkts. in 373 ODI, that’s just 1 per match, nothing good. Javagal srinath was much better.

  7. Er. Arshid Hussain

    Ohh!!! u mean why Kashmir
    let me xplain, I’m a Kashmiri n a true one, I mentioned my Country Kashmir in my previous comment only bcz to show u what we Indians(Forcely Labbled othervise Kashmiris) think of Lala, furthur wanted to inform u that u people always try to cover the truth,real facts n try to bring forth its opposite as in case of ur post and also in case of my Country Kashmir, u people always try to defend ur fake honour…But rmbr my brother truth never ever remains hidden, as we disclosed the reality behind ur post regarding Afridi,…We will insha Allah disclose the reality behind Kashmir, what India is doing in Kashmir later or Sooner. We will free Kashmir from u devils later or sooner Insha Allah.
    Now regarding my IPA I’m a daily blogger n always blog from Kashmir…May b some tymes from Aamareeka 🙂

  8. Dardic

    The author of this blog must now feel really stupid for writing this, after Lala has proven that he’s a match winner.

  9. Read these two pieces:
    http://www.espncricinfo.com/blogs/content/story/725445.html
    http://www.espncricinfo.com/magazine/content/story/724937.html
    You hate level may or may not decrease but would surely ‘broaden’ your thinking.

  10. The author has gone mad becoz of afridi’s success…
    remember after afridi;’s six in match vs India (asia cup vs ashwin) Gavasker says in comentary Only Afridi can hit those type of sixess, Only afridi has got Guts and nerves to hit theses sixes in pressure time…After match Sidhu says, Afridi may be having some bad -habbits But he is Pakistans and Also worlds favourite cricketer becoz of his match winning abilities…

    David lyodd and nasir hussain says in 2010 WC FInal, Afridi is Big match player…scored 50;s in SF and Final (also took crucial wikets).

    Y author compares dinesh mingia here….If u pick 100 average fans of India I am sure that only 10 could know who is this dinesh mongia..rest 90 never heard of dinesh.

    • anonymous

      See this is the problem with Indian cricket fans they can’t see a great player just because he’s from Pakistan
      The rest of the world admires Afridi and yes he might have some flaws not saying he doesn’t but they admire him becuz of his talent and skill and he has proved that with his career and that’s why he is renowned as one of the best cricketers of all time that’s why he is so famous not just in Pakistan but the whole world
      But Indians most atleast can’t see this they can’t see Pakistanis prosper I don’t know why maybe they’re still pissed off about what happened in 47 but guys get over it move on
      AND soemthing i fucking hate about many Indians is that they get so insanely jealous about everything if pak wins one match against India all Indian channels start showing past Indian victories over pak I have relatives in India who told me this
      Now come thats just being a little bitch
      It’s fucking game enjoy it and then go back to ur lives appreciate great players even if they aren’t from ur team
      I’m Pakistani grew watching cricket my favorite bowler was bond and I loved watching Tendulkar bat my favorite batsmen was Tendulkar now just because he played for India I should hate him that’s very childish
      Grown ups acting like kids
      Appreciate great players despite their team
      Should jews hate audi and BMW just because those cars are German…. No
      Pakistan loves Afridi becuz he’s a match winner he may not win them all by himself but he always has a hand directly or indirectly in the win.. But he’s just a man and he is flawed focusing on his mistakes eill accomplish nothing that’s what us pakistani have learned sad that Indians only care about is winning and will spoil the sport if they don’t win
      Stop ur obsession with Afridi
      U say we’re obsessed so are u
      So we love him what the fuck crawled up ur ass
      I won’t have a problem if u love Tendulkar and wanna blow him go ahead Evry one has his right to do what they want we have a right to love Afridi
      And the only reason u hate him and wrote this is because u can’t stand that we love him
      U jjust have to hate anythign automatically that pakistani like
      Pls Sir for the love of God grow up

    • Is Asia Cup bigger than World Cup? Please enlighten us of his magnificent performances in the just included World Cup.

      I was in hibernation during the World Cup, I am ready to be enthralled by his unparalleled performances in the biggest arena for a T20 player, of which Shahid “The Boom Boom Badaaam” Afridi is considered one of the greatest!

      Please start your narration of the epic performances of The Great One…

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