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Shahid Afridi thanks fans on his birthday, but his tweet adds to the mystery about his age.

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“44 Today!” Shahid Afridi adds to the confusion surrounding his age by thanking fans for birthday greetings.

Shahid Afridi, the former Pakistan all-rounder, is celebrating his birthday on March 1 and has expressed gratitude to fans for their well wishes. In the post, Afridi expressed appreciation for the wishes, saying that his family and fans are his “biggest assets.” The first part of the tweet, though, has piqued the cricket world’s imagination.

Shahid Afridi, the former Pakistan cricket captain, took to social media to thank his fans for their birthday wishes, creating even more doubt about his status. Afridi was born on March 1, 1980, according to the ICC’s official website, making him 41 years old. However, Afridi stated in his tweet that he turned 44 on Monday.

He took to Twitter to say, “Thank you very much for all of the wonderful birthday greetings – I’m 44 today! My most precious possessions are my family and fans. I’m having a wonderful time with Multan and expect to deliver match-winning results for all MS supporters.”

He took to Twitter to say, “Thank you very much for all of the wonderful birthday greetings – I’m 44 today! My most precious possessions are my family and fans. I’m having a wonderful time with Multan and expect to deliver match-winning results for all MS supporters.”

Afridi, an all-rounder, appeared in 27 Tests, 398 One-Day Internationals, and 99 Twenty-20 Internationals. He was a member of Pakistan’s T20 World Cup-winning team in 2009. In the final, he was named Player of the Match after Pakistan beat Sri Lanka by eight wickets. He slammed an unbeaten 54-run knock off 40 balls.

Afridi was an aggressive batsman and spinner who was also known for his multiple retirements while playing for Pakistan.

Afridi added to the confusion by claiming he was 19 at the time, blaming the authorities for getting his age wrong back then. If Afridi was born in 1975, he would have been 20 years old when he hit the whirlwind century against Sri Lanka in 1996. However, the former all-rounder says in his book that he was 19 at the time.

“For the record, I was nineteen years old, not sixteen as they claim. 1975 was my year of birth. So, yes, the authorities misrepresented my age,” Afridi wrote in his book, according to ESPN Cricinfo.