Port Arthur observe ‘Shahid Khan Afridi Day’ every February 5


Pakistan’s flamboyant all-rounder Shahid Khan Afridi is one of the heartthrobs in the world of cricket as cricket pundits admire his ability to threatens the opponent. Very few people know that the Port Arthur–a village and historic site in southern Tasmania (Australia) observe February 5 as ‘Shahid Khan Afridi Day’.

Mayor Deloris “Bobbie” announced to make this day to appreciate the worthy achievements of Pakistani all-rounder on his visit to the Port of Arthur in 2014. The initiative was taken to pay tribute to Afridi for his worthy achievements which left impressions in the history books.

A document was released in 2014 by Mayor Deloris “Bobbie” in which Afridi’s services to Pakistan’s cricket were praised. His fastest ODI century off just 37 balls also got mentioned in that document.

“Afridi exploded on the cricket scene by scoring the fastest century in ODIs in his very first inning,” the document read.

He was being applauded for changing his playing style and converting him in a threatening hard-hitting batsman after entering the field as a bowler. His services for humanity were also highlighted in the document which asked the citizens of Port Arthur to pay tribute to him for his stupendous achievements.

Afridi represented Pakistan in 398 ODIs scoring 8064 runs at an average of 23.57. He also took 395 wickets for Pakistan in the 50-over format. He wore green in 99 T20Is.

The veteran all-rounder will be seen in action once again in the upcoming fourth edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) slated to start from February 14 in the UAE.