Shahid Afridi Biography
Shahid Afridi Biography: On March 1, 1980, a boy born in the house of Sahibzada Fazal-ur-Rehman Afridi named him Shahid who later become one of the best All-rounder of the Pakistani cricket’s history. Known for his aggressive batting and quick leg-spin Shahid Afridi made his international debut on 2 October 1996 in an ODI against Kenya.
He made his test debut after 2 years and took 5 wickets in the 1st innings against Australia. Shahid Afridi became the captain of the Pakistan Cricket Team for the first time in 2009 when Younis Khan announced his retirement. He was later made permanent captain of the T20 side later On 25 May 2010, he became the captain in all three formats.
Shahid Afridi has started his Pakistan Super League (PSL) career with his cousin Javed Afridi’s team Peshawar Zalmi where they have won the title also and later the moved to his home team Karachi Kings and currently he is playing with Multan Sultans.
- Name: Sahibzada Mohammad Shahid Khan Afridi
- Nickname: Lala, Boom Boom
- Role: All Rounder
- Batting Style: Right-Handed
- Bowling Style: Right Arm leg-spin
- Height (approx.): 5 ft 11 in
- Weight (approx.):
- Eye Colour: Black
- Hair Colour: Light brown
- Date of Birth: March 1, 1980
- Age: 40 years
- Birth Place: Karachi Sindh Pakistan
- Zodiac sign: Pisces
- Nationality: Pakistani
- School: Government Islamia Science College Karachi
- College: Government Islamia Science College Karachi
- Educational Qualifications: Intermediate
- Net worth: 30 Million USD
- Father: Sahibzada Fazal-ur-Rehman Afridi
- Mother: N/A (Died)
- Brother: Tariq Afridi, Iqbal Afridi, Mushtaq Afridi, Ashfaq Afridi, Shoaib Afridi
- Sister: N/A
- Coach/Mentor: N/A
- Religion: Islam
- Address: Karachi Sindh Pakistan
- Test: 22 October 1998 v Australia
- ODI: 2 October 1996 v Kenya
- T20: 28 August 2006 v England
- Jersey Number: 10
- Domestic/State Teams: Sindh
- PSL Team: Multan Sultans
- Nature on the field: Aggressive
- Shahid Afridi is the youngest player to score a century he made a hundred at the age of 16yr 217days of age against Sri Lanka.
- Afridi holds the record for the fastest century (on 37 balls) for 16 years
- Shahid Afridi has smashed most sixes in ODI (351)
- Shahid Afridi has won the man of the match award some 32 times in his career, the most by any Pakistani player.
- Afridi is highest wicket-taker amongst the spinners in ODI for Pakistan
- Shahid Afridi is an only all-rounder in the world with more than 8,000 Runs and 395 Wickets in ODIs
- Shahid Afridi won most Man of the Match Awards in T20 for Pakistan
- Afridi is highest wicket-taker for Pakistan in T20 (2nd in the World)
- Shahid Afridi holds the record for Longest six in international cricket – 158 meters vs South Africa.
- Favorite Cricketers: Virat Kohli, Babar Azam, Joe Root, Steve Smith
- Most Favorite Sportspersons: Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi
- Favorite Food: Mutton Charga
- Favorite Color: Black
Wife and Children
- Marital Status: Married
- Wife: Nadia Afridi
- Marriage Date: 21 October 2000
- Children: 4
Awards and Recognitions
- On 23 March 2010, Afridi was awarded the Pride of Performance by President of Pakistan Asif Ali Zardari
- On 23 March 2018, he was awarded the Sitara-i-Imtiaz by President of Pakistan Mamnoon Hussain
- Shahid Afridi got the Man of the series in ICC T20 World Cup 2007
- On 21 November 2005, Afridi was banned for a Test match and two ODIs for deliberately damaging the pitch in the match against England.
- He is well known for his “retirement antics” when he retired in 2010 and returned.
- On July 2016, Afridi said in an interview with BBC Urdu that there is no talent in Pakistan. This resulted in huge opposition against Afridi, while PCB issued a notice against him. Later, Afridi tried to clarify his statement by explaining that there is no competition among players in the present.
- In May 2019, Afridi stated that being a “conservative” and religious father, he had banned his daughters from playing outdoor sports. He said “feminists can say what they want… I’ve made my decision,” in response to the criticism
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