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Lifestyle Battle Of Pakistan’s Superstars: Shahid Afridi vs Shoaib Akhtar 

Afridi vs Shoaib

“Boom Boom” Afridi as he is popularly known happens to be the darling son of Pakistan cricket. Shahid Afridi burst onto the scene with the fastest ever ODI century brought up in 37 balls. He has lit up stadiums with his mere presence on the cricket field. Afridi remained a swashbuckling batsman right through his career. But in the latter half of his cricket, Afridi emerged as a tremendous leg-spin bowler. His discipline was difficult for batsmen to come to terms with. He was the man of the series in the inaugural T20 World Cup in 2007. His back-to-back fifties in the semi-final and finals of the T20 World Cup in 2009 helped Pakistan emerge World Champions. 

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Shoaib Akhtar, the “Rawalpindi Express” inspired an entire generation of youngsters to pick up fast bowling. His need for speed was infectious. He challenged the likes of Shane Bond and Brett Lee to break the 100 miles per hour barrier. A feat which was later achieved by the wild thing, Shaun Tait. Akhtar faced a series of injuries, was part of many controversies by one thing which kept him going was to bowl and to bowl fast. There were many batsmen who didn’t seem to enjoy the idea of facing Shoaib Akhtar. His deadly Yorkers, ability to generate swing in the air made him a difficult proposition. 

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Controversies favourite child:

Both Afridi and Akhtar manage to stay in the news for various reasons. Afridi was once handed over a match ban thanks to him biting the seam of the cricket ball. While Akhtar has always been on the radar for his action with many people even claiming that Akhtar used to chuck. Indiscipline was also a common trait between the two Pakistani stalwarts. Their such quirky features made them the audience’s favourite.  

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The net worth of these two Pakistani legends:

Shahid Afridi is one of the richest cricketers in the world. He is inarguably the richest Pakistani cricketer. Shahid Afridi is associated with several brands that contribute handsomely to his income. He happens to be the brand ambassador of many leading brands like Pepsi, Habib Bank, Mobilink Head & Shoulders, etc. He also has a clothing brand of his own. His net worth is estimated to be at around a whopping ₹222 crores ($30 million). 

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Shoaib Akhtar is also one of those players who stand among the richest cricketers in the world. Akhtar’s net worth is valued to be at around a massive ₹163 crores ($23 million). His income post-retirement is generated from vаrіоuѕ fасtоrѕ be it brand collaborations, commentary stints, and YouTube channel. His YouTube channel has more than 1.91 million subscribers. 

Love for cars and bikes:

Afridi is extremely fond of cars and bikes. He has a Toyota Land Cruiser, Range Rover, Bentley, BMW 5, Suzuki Hayabusa, Yamaha V Star 650, Harley Davidson V-Rod Bike, Porsche Panamera, and Mazda RX-8. 

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Akhtar on the other hand has fetish for stylish bikes like Duсаtі Rеd Неаvу Віkе and Hоndа СВR Fіrеblаdе. He also owns luхurіоuѕ саrѕ lіkе Whіtе Раrаdо, Ноndа Сіvіс, Тоуоtа Lаnd Сruіѕеr Рrаdо, Меrсеdеѕ Веnz аnd Ѕіlvеr Тurf. 

Vignesh Rajagopal
Vignesh Rajagopalhttps://stumpsandbails.com/
I am a passionate cricket lover, who likes to express his views on the beautiful game and share insights and analysis about the finer aspects of the sport.

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