Cricket is the second most followed game in the world after football. Nonetheless, in the United States, it is yet to accomplish the popularity it has in the previous British provinces. For a cricketer, to get a day named after their name in the USA is unquestionably a major accomplishment considering the low fame of the diversion there.
The city of Port Arthur, Texas celebrates” Shahid Afridi Day” on 5th of Feb Every year ever since 2014. This demonstrates the star power the cricketer holds not simply in Pakistan but rather in the whole world.
Shahid Afridi Day celebrated By Americans Every Year In Texas
The day was named after Shahid Afridi when he went to Texas in 2014 to raise funds for his establishment. The chairman of the city additionally gave keys to the city entryway to Shahid Afridi for his accomplishments on and off the field.
Shahid Afridi took to social media to thank the city of Texas for recognizing his achievements.
Honoured to have #ShahidAfridiDay named after me by the City of Port Arthur Mayor’s Office, for my cricketing achievements. Proud to be representing Pakistan at home and abroad, Alhamdulillah pic.twitter.com/LVEh4JRTHm
— Shahid Afridi (@SAfridiOfficial) February 5, 2018
Afridi broke and influenced numerous records amid his 21-year to the profession. He earned the title of “Boom Boom” for his forceful and touchy style of play. Boom Boom likewise held the record for the speediest century in ODIs, hitting 100 keeps running off only 37 balls at 16 years old. Afridi likewise assumed a basic part in Pakistan’s victory in 2009 T20I World Cup.