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Shahid Afridi’s autobiography in the offing: expected to release next year

KARACHI: Pakistani all-rounder and former skipper Shahid Afridi’s autobiography seems to be in final phase and is set to release next year.

The autobiography, the name of which has not been finalized yet, will open up about his life as a cricketer, ‘rivalries and alliances’, particularly those with India, as well as his infatuation with the military and his take on politics.



Afridi’s life story book, which will be written by Wajahat S Khan, promises to lift the lid off his incredible life.

Speaking about his book, the cricketer said, “In all my years of cricket, I’ve given hundreds of interviews and done dozens of TV shows, but what you will read in my memoir are the stories and thoughts I’ve never shared openly. I have a lot to say about my confidence, my fears, my adversaries, my ambitions, my goals and failures.”


 “It was a tall order to get myself ready to do this, but I’m proud to join hands with a fine storyteller and journalist like Wajahat bhai. I’m also thankful to my publishers for giving me the space to be myself,” Afridi added.

Shahid Khan Afridi, who began his career as a cricketer at the age of 16has made several records since. He represented Pakistan in 98 T20Is, claiming 97 wickets and scoring 1405 runs at an average of over 18. He captained the national team in 43 matches in the shortest format of the game, winning 19 and losing 23.


The former skipper recently decided to call it quits after an illustrious 20-year career representing Pakistan in the international arena.


M M Alam

M. M. Alam is a Pakistan-based working journalist since 1981. Karachi University faculty gold medalist Alam began his career four decades ago by writing for Dawn, Pakistan’s highest circulating English daily. He has worked for region’s leading publications, global aviation periodicals including Rotors (of USA) and vetted New York Times as permanent employee of daily Express Tribune. Alam regularly covers international aviation and defense-related events including Salon Du Bourget (France), Farnborough (United Kingdom), Dubai (UAE). Alam has reported thousands of events and interviewed hundreds of people in Pakistan, UAE, EU, UK and USA. Being Francophone Alam also coordinates with a number of French publications.