Shahid Afridi recently played an exhibition game in Qatar. This was a T20 game in which many of the other Pakistani starts like Abdul Razzaq and Saeed Ajmal also performed. Afridi was the start of the show once again with the bat
One of his six made the crowd dance. This was a usual big hit from Afridi and the moment the ball landed into the crowd and six was announced in the ground, we could see the fans pumped up and they started dancing to the music inside the ground.Shahid Afridi and Pakistani players were specially invited for this game. Now there were some other players from different other sides who were part of this T20 fiasco. Mohammad Azhar Ud Din the former Indian captain was also there playing this game.
Shahid Afridi hit 29 runs in the game. He smacked two sixes and a four in his innings. It was a typical Shahid Afridi kind of batting. He went in and then started hitting the ball. Afridi does not believe in playing too many dot balls. He is not that kind of a batter. The long version of cricket bores him. This is the reason that Afridi did not play much test games and even retired from the format long time ago. He felt that his mind and batting technique was not made for this form of cricket. Now T20 suits him a lot.
There is a short span of time as compared to Test or even ODI cricket. In this format you have to be moving around all the time. Those batters who can hit the ball hard and long are considered as the masters of this format. This is the reason that Shahid Afridi is a successful T20 player.
Not only that he bats well but even his bowling performances in this format are great. He is one of the leading wicket takers in the T20 format. So Afridi knows this format really well. He just syncs into it and then we can see what he gives in the name of performance. Qatar crowd was rocked by Afridi. He was playing his shots and the crowd was enjoying every bit of it. Most of the people present in the ground were Pakistanis. So there was always a noise coming out from their throats. They sure know how to enjoy their cricket. On top of it their most favorite player Afridi was in the side as well. So all the fun and entertainment was written on the wall.