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Shahid Afridi prepares to bowl in the nets during a training session in Dhaka, Bangladesh.—AP Photo
Shahid Afridi prepares to bowl in the nets during a training session in Dhaka, Bangladesh.—AP Photo

Humayun Saeed and Shahzad Nasib are producing a movie based on the life of Shahid Khan Afridi, who requires no introduction. Movies based on sports have gained much popularity in the sub-continent after the success of “Chak De! India”. Previously a UK-based filmmaker Faisal Aman Khan, made a movie based on the life of cricketer turned politician Imran Khan.

“Main Hun Shahid Afridi” is a movie which entails the struggles and achievements of a simple boy who made it big in cricket through sheer determination and hard work.

According to Saeed, producer of the movie, more than 50 per cent of the movie has been completed. The movie has been shot at popular stadiums in Karachi and Sialkot through support from Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB).

“Main Hun Shahid Afridi” is being directed by Osman Ali Raza and Saeed himself will star as a coach in the movie. Lead role is being played by a 19-year-old boy called Noman Habib, who himself is an aspiring cricketer. However, Afridi himself will not make any appearance in the movie.

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Shahzad May 15, 2012 06:28pm
hell yeah @ Sawaiz ;)
Guest May 15, 2012 08:31pm
hey Sawaiz - please refain from swearing - just like you, everybody has a right to his/her opinion
Faizan May 16, 2012 09:43am
I think all of you forgoten the 12 , which he scored in australia on one ball, if you don't trust on it then go to youtube and check out his longest , highest, and handsum six which no body has made
Faizan May 15, 2012 11:29am
Haha its quite funny; by the way which achievements of Shahid Afridi are you going to mention in the movie. He is not a successful cricketer. And you have spent generous amount of money on him.
HUNAIN May 15, 2012 12:48pm
faizan the jealous... sHahid is our hero!! HERO OF THE NATION
infidel May 15, 2012 05:41pm
He is a ZERO!
ahmed May 15, 2012 03:22pm
You are best example to simple sit on a chair and think that i am best cricketer in the world. People go to stadiums just to see Shahid Afridi i think its enough for his achievements. Think before and see stats before you speak.
Concerned Netizen May 15, 2012 03:23pm
I hope they also show the other side of Afridi where he was using his spikes in the pitch in England and the famous ball biting incident that happened in Australia. He is a good cricketer and if a film is made on him, then everything should be included. That will be fair.
SMA May 15, 2012 12:14pm
hahahahah!! what?? shahid afridi iz not a succesful crktr.. hahahaha!!! i thnk u r da 1st one who said dat he iz not succesful cktr.... lolx
Imran May 15, 2012 12:15pm
@Faizan, if someone with more than 9500 runs and 448 wickets in international cricket is not a "successful cricketer" I'd be really interested to know what your definition of a successful cricketer is!!
ajaz khan May 15, 2012 03:38pm
Is he Legend? Come on guys. He is just an average player who has been over rated.
Mansur (Namibia) May 15, 2012 03:49pm
The movie will be a flop. The money should have been used to bult cricket school for under priveleged children..
Arman Zain May 15, 2012 03:58pm
It is not about cricket there are more legends in Pakistani cricket it is about money. Shahid Afridi Sells so that is why he will get a movie on his name ... simple !!! So dont fight over how great or average he is ... It is all about Money .. and he can generate that ... period!!
ahmed May 15, 2012 03:59pm
afrindi is our national hero and we all pakistani love him and if afridi is not playing in the team we don't like to watch that match so afridi is like a back bone in our team
haris khan May 15, 2012 04:08pm
only all rounder who make 50 and take a five wicket haul in a same match!!!!!
faisal May 15, 2012 01:59pm
0)He Has Hit 299 Sixes Till January 26 2012 1) World's Fastest century (37 Balls) 2) World's 2nd Fastest Century (45 Balls) 3) Second Fastest Fifty (17 Balls) 4) Most Sixes in one innings (11 against Srilanka) 5) Highest Strike Rate in ODI Cricket ( 110.5 ) 6) Second most runs in one over (32 Runs - 4X6s & 2x4s) 7) Most Dangerous Batsman of 2007 8) 1st player to score 3 consecutive 50s in T20 International Matches 9) Second Player in the world to hit more than 250 sixes in ODI matches 10) 1st Player to win Man of the Match title, 3 times in a row in T20 International Matches 11) He won 1st ever Man of the Series award of T20 World cup 12)He has bowled the fastest over of the cricket, if want more info Faizan tell me i will be very happy to serve you......
Ehsan Hadi May 15, 2012 03:11pm
It is besides the point if he is a great cricketer or not, the main point is that a movie is being made about him, let's just be supportive, positive, and optimistic. Just relax and enjoy.
yousuf May 15, 2012 03:12pm
Sawaiz - you are out of character here. No need to get emotional? Can we please have his post deleted/removed immediately. Thanks.
junaid May 15, 2012 12:41pm
@Faiza.. do your really know somethng about cricket...!!?? thats afridi who change the world cricket n turned it from boring games to interesting ones and now games r full of passion n spirit just coz of him...
ARHAM May 16, 2012 08:36am
i think u do not know anything about cricket.....
Usman May 16, 2012 08:37am
not only in Pakistan all over the world even Yuvraj said this that after hitting the six sixes in over he didn't got that much fame as compared to afridi ! Sachin is a good player but please bring some one who can break his record of fastest century !
Mukesh May 15, 2012 05:27pm
I hope they will be honest and balanced in potraying Afridi in this movie. Along with his great side, will the movie also show his ball-chewing action and emotional outbursts.
Naeem May 15, 2012 10:59pm
We are Pakistani Nations Our Leader r Zardari So, Our Captain r Misbah hahahah :D
AFRIDI May 15, 2012 10:59pm
Nasir May 15, 2012 07:52pm
Afridi is not only a successful cricketer but also a good team leader. Just look into his past matches during his captaincy,how he managed to lead a weak team.............!
umair May 15, 2012 08:17pm
In Pakistan he is a king cricketer. No question about it. People love seeing him, he plays for them. He hit sixes for them and take wickets. He is a very popular in some other parts of the world as well. The movie is being made for Pakistani audience, not for Australian or English media.
Sawaiz May 15, 2012 11:44am
he is a legend and has maked firstesed century in the history of cricket and more sixes than any body else and 7 highest wicket taker in one day internationals and has the hishgest strike rate in one day international cricket u r saying that afrdi is not a succesful cricketer if afridi is un succesful than no body cn be succesful
raj May 15, 2012 02:35pm
Cricket will loose its FANS if AFRIDI takes retirement many people watch cricket becoz of him...................He is a grace for T20 and 50Overs cricket
Stanley May 15, 2012 01:38pm
It would be very wrong if the movie is Released I love the style Australia plays cricket If you play well you are in the team else u Are out But those wrong commercial things keep Happenig in India and Pakistan
Waleed Akhtar May 15, 2012 12:23pm
I think you dont know anything! His one world record is still a world record no one dared to beat that!
faraz May 15, 2012 12:34pm
business my friend
Moiz Malik May 15, 2012 12:33pm
Sir You are seriously ...! Okay Let me tell me tell you his records 1-Fastest 100 2-Fastest 50 3-Most T20 Wickets 4-Most sixes 5-The only All rounder to score 9500+runs and 450+wickets :) I think your cricketing knowledge is just none to zero
Yawar May 16, 2012 02:19am
Although Shahid Afridi's character, demeanor and qualities are different to Imran Khan's, they are both born leaders and fantastic role models for Pakistani youth. I hope Shahid Afridi joins Tehreek-i-Insaaf after he retires from cricket.
idrees May 16, 2012 11:20am
he is the only internationl star crikter in pakistan inpakistani team in recent time.afridi is truly the king....................
Stanley May 16, 2012 03:01am
I personally feel that no film should be made As by doing so you are just putting pressure On the players They should and must be left alone like what Australia does The players should and must be judged by Performance today and not past record The film must NOT be released Any one agrees with me?
azharali May 16, 2012 04:28am
if he's a success then God knows what Sachin is
Anzar May 16, 2012 05:16am
so true it will be a big miss...also because both of them have no related skills,and would be so predictable too.
Jehanzeb Idrees May 16, 2012 06:13am
A decade ago when Pakistani dramas really started to decline the production houses of Humayun Saeed and Abdullah Kadwani played a very significant role in ensuring that by churning out third class dramas one after another out of their production house. Now with no film industry in sight in Pakistan Mr. Humayon is again after commercial 'shortcuts' rather than bringing out the real stories from a country affected by terrorism, inflation, injustice and a plethora of social issues. So as for Humayon Saeed there's nothing to be expected from his new venture as his theatrical whim of disguise is quite often associated with disaster in his stories.
muhammad faisal May 16, 2012 06:29am
our film industry is not working properly may be by the name of shahid afridi this film can defeat little bit in this industry and it will good people should know how much struggle and strive to become successful it is not child play.
Ajwad May 16, 2012 06:39am
very true ahmad.....well done!!!!!!
ahmad butt May 16, 2012 06:56am
Well everyone, guess what, by all your comments summarised Afridi is the poster child for T20 cricket, i mean think about it, he was told and its also obvious that he is not a test cricketer, he does not have the patience to bat out in a 50 over match, and viola, a new byproduct of T-20 cricket gets introduced in the world. now does anyone comment when players get out on playing rash shots in the newer format of the game? the answer is no :) yes i also agree shahid afridi should have shown much better results in one dayers and he has been playing since 2006, but in actual fact he is one of the pioneers of have the ICC think about an ever shorter format and making cricket popular among non-cricketing nations.
Fahad__Ahmed May 16, 2012 07:03am
For me now cricket is not a thing of interest after last worldcup semifinal, even after all the poor performances by all players including Misbah, Afridi would have changed the match but he didn't infact he was worst, just like others Afridi also sold the worldcup semi final to India and that will remain a real shame for Pakistani cricket ever. We needed him for matches like that not for useless sixes and wickets when we don't want them. I hope one day we'll have a cricketer like Imran Khan again, but I like his cricket only.
Arfan May 16, 2012 08:04am
those who say that Afridi is just an average cricketer know nothing of cricket.He is the pioneer of modern pinch-hitters.Be honest and learn to praise ur players as Indians do.From Bangladesh
Ashfaq Ahmed May 16, 2012 11:06am
No doubt Shahid Afridi is one of the best cricketer of this generation. He has always a major role in every won match by Pakistan.
javed May 17, 2012 10:28am
Zohaib Saleem May 21, 2012 02:39pm
Long live Afridi......he is a true Legend and the cricketing world says that 'In cricket world, there would never be another Shahid Khan Afridi. To say he was an all-rounder is to say Albert Einstein was a Scientist'. This tells how brilliant a cricketer he is.....HE IS THE STAR OF PAKISTAN......recently being awarded the top 100 professionals in Sporting World According to the UK based Waiting for this movie anxiously.
altimas khan awan May 22, 2012 04:58am
you are best expamle to simple sit on a chair and think that i am best cricketer in the world. people go to stadiums just to see shahid Afridi and why to misbha captain it was no planning for the team and he was old cricketer and pakistan loose managment in the slection comittee so please to make to shahid afridi captain in the world cup 2015.
BoomBoom PAKISTAN May 22, 2012 12:24pm
LALA you are the best of all we are waiting 4 this movie
navi May 22, 2012 04:38pm
Oh man; its we who spoil sports man and make them to think they are god and they can do what ever they want. For people who said its him who change the game so answer is NO its Jayasuriya who started playing aggressive in 1st 10 overs and than every one follows him. Please there are more heroes in our country than this guy......... I love to watch movie like Imran Khan, Miandad, Waseem Akram... there are more old ones but these guys are from my era.. No offence to any one just take it positive; we need players who can perform all the time not just to make them hero and they disrespect every one. cheers
Sohail Ali May 29, 2012 04:51am
Humayun Syeed has LOST HIS MIND. If he had made a movie on Imran Khan's new political career,I would be the first one to watch his movie. I don't understand what are Afridi's achivements in cricket apart from hitting fastest century. Cricketing world considers him an average cricketer and the fact is that he's an average cricketer who never had the temprament to play tough Test cricket. This movie is bound to be a flop.