KARACHI: Since the autobiography of Shahid Afridi ‘Game Changer’ has arrived in the city, the series of revelations does not seem to stop as the former skipper shared some factual
and controversial details about his personal and cricketing life in the book.
In his book, Afridi shed some light on the shortest cricket form and wrote that during his growing years there was not much to choose from, even U-14 kids had to play 50-over
games As Twenty20 cricket did not officially exist under the International Cricket Council (ICC), but according to the legendary cricketer, it was quite common in Karachi’s Ramadan cricket circuit.
He revealed that the T20 format is much older, claiming it was first invented and played in Karachi during Ramadan’s nights as players used to shun playing under the scorching
heat during fasting hours during the daytime.
Undoubtedly, in each coming generation, the passion for this game is increasing as this cricket format spread very rapidly across the country from its starting point in Karachi in the 1980s. And globally it got a lot of fame after it was adopted by ICC.
T20 matches are fast and furious, with every ball having
something dramatic going on. Matches are completed quickly
at 20 overs per innings, and organizing them after dusk during
Ramadan is easy.