Like father-in-law, like son-in-law-to-be — netizens think the Boom Boom spirit lives on in Shaheen Afridi

Published 22 Feb, 2022 12:57pm

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Pakistani Twitter is flooded with Shaheen appreciation after the match between Lahore Qalandars and Peshawar Zalmi.

Photo: Shahid Afridi/Twitter
Photo: Shahid Afridi/Twitter

Shahid Afridi may be retiring from the PSL but does that put an end to the Boom Boom Afridi spirit? Not if his son-in-law-to-be can help it. Captain of the Lahore Qalandars, Shaheen Shah Afridi, wowed cricket fans in the Peshawar Zalmi versus Lahore Qalandars PSL match on Feb 21. Zalmi may have won the match but Shaheen won everyone's hearts. Netizens couldn't help but compare him to the OG cricketer Afridi, adding "Boom Boom" next to his name.

Shaheen hitting sixes had everyone cheering — even his father-in-law-to-be. And it looks like he agrees with the uncanny resemblance between the star players because he posted photos of the two of them side by side in similar poses and tweeted, "SHAHEEN AFRIDIIII YOU BEAUTYYY!!!"

Pakistani Twitter users said we're "reliving the era of Afridi".

The resemblance is uncanny.

Afridi supremacy.

This user wondered about the Afridi bloodline.

No end to "Boom Boom" just yet.

Is this a Freaky Friday situation?

Memes were bound to erupt.

Kudos to the champion!

It's the Afridis' world. We're just living in it!