Karachi: Former Pakistani skipper, Shahid Afridi is celebrating his birthday on Monday and has thanked fans for their wishes but created confusion about his age with a tweet.
As per the official website of International Cricket Council (ICC), Afridi was born on March 01, 1980 which makes him 41 years old. However, Afridi has confirmed that he turned 44 today.
Sub-editor ESPN tweeted and wrote, " We have his age @ESPNcricinfo as 41, his autobiography says 46, and now we have 44!"
"Thank you very much for all the lovely birthday wishes - 44 today! My family and my fans are my biggest assets," said Afridi.
He further added, “Really enjoying my stint with Multan and hope to produce match winning performances for all MS fans”.
Thank you very much for all the lovely birthday wishes - 44 today! My family and my fans are my biggest assets. Really enjoying my stint with Multan and hope to produce match winning performances for all MS fans.— Shahid Afridi (@SAfridiOfficial) February 28, 2021
ICC and Multan Sultans also sent best wishes to the most admired cricket of Pakistan on his birthday.
A very Happy Birthday to Shahid Afridi, one of the true legends of the game. We wish @SAfridiOfficial all the success in the future, and also in the upcoming matches for the Sultans fans. #HappyBirthdaySultan #LetsPlaySaeen pic.twitter.com/59JFROk6eB— Multan Sultans (@MultanSultans) February 28, 2021
Afridi’s fellow cricketer, Shoaib Malik also wished him and wrote, “Happy Birthday” in native language ‘Pashto’.
د زیږیدلو کلیزه دی مبارک شه— Shoaib Malik 🇵🇰 (@realshoaibmalik) February 28, 2021
Happy Birthday Lala 🥳🥳 pic.twitter.com/BCJ4a2OSaG