And, the enigmatic all-rounder was quick to point out his former teammates Inzamam-ul-Haq and Saeed Anwar.
Saeed Anwar will go down in history as one of the greatest ODI openers that the world has ever seen and certainly the best from Pakistan.
Inzamam-ul-Haq, on the other hand, was a gentle giant who captured the imagination of the folklore with his prodigious skills and brilliant temperament.
As far as overseas cricketers are concerned, Shahid Afridi went on to name the legendary duo of Brian Lara and Glenn McGrath.
‘’If we talk about my initial years, Inzamam Ul Haq and Saeed Anwar used to fascinate me. To follow their game, the heard wanted to sit in front of the TV and watch them. I fulfilled my dream when I started playing with them. If you talk about players from other countries, there was Brian Lara and Glenn McGrath,” Shahid Afridi said during an interaction on BSports Pakistan Youtube channel.
As far as the modern era is concerned, Shahid Afridi loves watching the duo of Babar Azam and Fakhar Zaman bat.
The former Pakistan skipper also went on to name the now-retired AB de Villiers and superstar Indian skipper Virat Kohli as his favorite batters.
”When it comes to the current generation, I would say AB de Villiers, Virat Kohli, Babar Azam… he is outstanding. Fakhar Zaman when in form. He is one player who if gives a start, Pakistan have won matches one-sided. But for that, his consistency is important,” Shahid Afridi added.