One of the most successful cricketers of Pakistan Shahid Afridi is always in the news. Even though he has taken retirement from international cricket, he is still active in league cricket and he plays for many teams in T20 cricket leagues across the world.
He used to be an attacking batsman for the Pakistan team. He was also an effective spinner. His all-round efforts had helped Pakistan achieve success at the international level. He has a beautiful house in Karachi. Recently he gave a tour inside his house. He posted the video of the same on YouTube. Afridi’s house is no less than a five-star hotel! The sprawling property is located just stone’s throw away from the sea coast of Karachi.
The basement area of the house is converted into a cricket museum. Many jerseys were gifted to him by many players. Point to be noted here that it also includes Indian skipper Virat Kohli’s jersey. Afridi reveals that he requested the Indian skipper for a jersey which the former Pakistan all-rounder plans to auction to raise money for his foundation. The jersey has signatures of many Indian players as well. Shahid Afridi’s one of the most prized possessions in this house is a bat with which he made the fastest ODI century. Afridi describes this to be a weapon that he used in the cricket field. This bat is very dear to him. This bat has an interesting story. The bat was given to Waqar Younis as a gift by none other than Indian batting legend Sachin Tendulkar.
Shahid Afridi made history with Sachin Tendulkar’s house
In 1996-97 Sameera Cup Afridi was given chance to bat at number three position. Before that Waqar gave the bat to Afridi and the latter made history with Sachin’s bat by scoring fastest ODI hundred. Afridi says that once he tried to play again with the famous bat. But he was afraid that the bat might get damaged. He says that the bat had done its job! So he took care of it and kept it as memorabilia at his house in Karachi.
Every room of Afridi’s house is air-conditioned. It also has an attached garden with children’s playing area. Afridi says that he loves to play with his children in the garden. He also built a separate house adjacent to his house where guests can stay for the night.
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