- Shahid Afridi shares story behind ‘Boom Boom’ title, attributed to Indian coach Ravi Shastri.
- Afridi clarifies foundation’s focus on public service, not politics.
- Afridi urges self-reflection, criticizes divisive politics, emphasizes unity for Pakistan’s progress.
Former national team captain Shahid Afridi, renowned as Boom Boom Afridi, has shared the origin of his iconic moniker with his fans. In a recent television program, Afridi discussed his cricket journey and personal life.
During the interview, Afridi revealed that the moniker ‘Boom Boom’ was bestowed upon him by Indian coach Ravi Shastri. He recounted that after his remarkable century in just 43 balls during a match, Shastri christened him ‘Boom Boom.’
Afridi also addressed speculations about his involvement in politics, clarifying that his foundation’s focus is on public service, not political ambitions.
Reflecting on the country’s current state, Afridi expressed his love for Pakistan and highlighted the need for self-reflection. He lamented the tendency to undermine the nation through divisive politics and religious matters, emphasizing the importance of self-improvement before criticizing others.
Afridi’s insights shed light on his journey from the cricket field to humanitarian efforts, underscoring the significance of unity and progress for Pakistan’s betterment.