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Shahid Afridi Biography Wiki Wife Family Age Net Worth


Shahid Afridi Height Weight Bra Size Age Biography Family Wiki Net Worth, Affairs, Marriage & much more. Sahibzada Mohammad Shahid Khan Afridi (Urdu: شاہد افریدی‎; Pashto: شاهد افریدی‎; born 1975), popularly known as Boom Boom, is a Pakistani cricketer and former captain of the Pakistan national cricket team. As a successful all-rounder, Afridi was respected for his consistent bowling that relied on a change of pace rather than spin but drew greater attention for his aggressive batting style. Afridi was the world record holder for the fastest ODI century in 37 deliveries and holds the distinction of having hit the most number of sixes in the history of ODI cricket.

Afridi considers himself a better bowler than batsman, and has taken 48 Test wickets and over 350 in ODIs. Currently, Afridi is leading the chart of most T20I wickets with 98 wickets from 99 matches. He also holds a record of taking most wickets (98) and most player-of-the-match awards in Twenty20 International cricket.

On 19 February 2017, Afridi announced his retirement from international cricket. However, he made a brief return to international cricket after being selected to represent and captain the World XI against West Indies in the 2018 Hurricane Relief T20 Challenge charity match. Following the conclusion of the match, Afridi announced his retirement from international cricket at the Lord’s cricket stadium on 31 May 2018.

Early and Personal Life

Afridi was born in 1975 in Khyber Agency, Pakistan to an Afridi tribe of Pashtuns. Afridi is married to his maternal cousin Nadia Afridi and has four daughters: Aqsa, Ansha, Ajwa and Asmara.

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Afridi was drafted to the Pakistan senior national team after fine performances at the under-19 championship circuit starting the 1994–95 season. Playing for the Karachi Whites, he helped his team win the title the following season picking 42 wickets in five matches at an impressive average of 9.59. Later that season, Afridi had played against the visiting England A and West Indies Youth teams and a few first-class games for Karachi Whites in the senior National Championship.

Shahid Afridi Biography Wiki Wife Family Age Net Worth

Full NameSahibzada Mohammad Shahid Khan Afridi
NicknameBoom Boom Afridi and Shah
ProfessionPakistani Cricketer (All-rounder)
Physical Stats & More
Heightin centimeters- 178 cm
in meters- 1.78 m
in Feet Inches- 5’ 10”
Weightin Kilograms- 77 kg
in Pounds- 170 lbs
Body Measurements– Chest: 42 Inches
– Waist: 34 inches
– Biceps: 15 Inches
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourLight Brown
International DebutTest– 22 October 1998 vs Australia in Karachi
ODI– 2 October 1996 vs Kenya in Nairobi
T20– 28 August 2006 vs England in Bristol
Coach/MentorNot Known
Jersey Number#10(Pakistan)
#10(IPL, County Cricket)
Domestic/State TeamICC World XI, Deccan Chargers, Asia XI, Pakistan, Hampshire, Melbourne Renegades, Dhaka Gladiators, Ruhuna Royals, Pakistan All Star XI, Knights, Rest of the World XI, Northamptonshire, St Kitts and Nevis Patriots, Sylhet Super Stars, Peshawar Zalmi
Nature on fieldVery Aggressive
Likes to play againstIndia
Favourite Shot/BallHit over mid-wicket/Googly
Records (main ones)• For 19 years he had the record for the fastest century in ODIs.
• He has 44 ducks in ODIs+Test+T20’s.
• 32 times he has won the man of the match award, the most by any Pakistani and the 3rd highest in the world.
• Pakistan has won 212 out of the 384 ODIs that he has played.
Career Turning PointIn his 2nd ODI match against Sri Lanka in 1996, he scored a 37-ball century.
Personal Life
Date of Birth1 March 1980
Age (as in 2019)39 Years
Birth PlaceKhyber Agency, FATA, Pakistan
Zodiac sign/Sun signPisces
HometownKarachi, Pakistan
SchoolNot Known
CollegeNot Known
Educational QualificationsNot Known
FamilyFather– Late Sahabzada Fazal-ur-Rehman Afridi

Mother– Not Known (Died)
Brother– Tariq Afridi, Iqbal Afridi, Mushtaq Afridi, Ashfaq Afridi, Shoaib Afridi and Javed Afridi (Cousin)

Sister– 4
HobbiesDriving and listening music
Controversies• In 2005, he was banned for 2 ODIs and a Test match after cameras caught him intentionally scrapping up the pitch with his boots in a Test match against England. 
• In 2007, during the 3rd ODI against Pakistan at Kanpur, he had a verbal fight with Gautam Gambhir, after having a collision with each other.

• In 2010, he interviewed that the squad had been selected without his consultation, after which PCB gave him an official warning.
• After winning the Asia cup in 2012, he was caught on camera pushing up a fan at the Karachi airport after the return from Dhaka. 
• Once Shoaib Akhtar hit Mohammed Asif with a bat and after it, he accepted his mistake and said that Afridi provoked him during the incident.
• On 3 April 2018, he posted a provocative tweet in which he urged the United Nations (UN) to make interference in the matter of the “Indian Occupied Kashmir” and take measures to prevent the killing of “innocents.”
Favourite Things
Favourite CricketerBatsman: Javed Miandad, Chris Gayle
Bowler: Wasim Akram, Imran Khan
Favourite FoodKebabs, chicken biryani, kheer and ice-cream
Favourite Actor(s)Aamir Khan, Shah Rukh Khan
Favourite FilmDilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge
Girls, Family & More
Marital StatusMarried
Affairs/GirlfriendsNadia Afridi
Wife/SpouseNadia Afridi
ChildrenDaughter– Aqsa, Asmara, Ajwa and Ansha 

Son– N/A
Money Factor
SalaryNot Known
Net Worth (as in 2016)PKR 4.3 billion (US$41 million)

T20 Franchise Career

In the first two seasons of Pakistan Super League, Shahid Afridi was part of the franchise Peshawar Zalmi, winning the PSL Season 2 title with them.. After the end of the second season, Afridi was made the President of Karachi Kings. He also transferred to Karachi as a player ahead of PSL drafts.

In 2018, Afridi was chosen as an icon player by the Paktia Panthers in the first season of Afghanistan Premier League. In June 2019, he was selected to play for the Brampton Wolves franchise team in the 2019 Global T20 Canada tournament. In July 2019, he was selected to play for the Belfast Titans in the inaugural edition of the Euro T20 Slam cricket tournament. However, the following month the tournament was canceled.

Other Records

  • Holds the record for taking the most number of wickets as captain in T20Is (40)
  • Holds the record for the best bowling figures as captain in a T20I (4–14)
  • Most runs conceded by a bowler in his T20I career (2362)
  • Holds the record for taking the most number of T20I wickets when playing at away soil (29)
  • The first-ever player to score a hat-trick in the 10-over format for Pakhtoons vs Maratha Arabians; 2017 T10 Cricket League
  • Longest six in cricket – 158 meters vs South Africa.
Personal information
Full nameSahibzada Mohammad Shahid Khan Afridi
Born1 March 1980 (age 39)
Khyber, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan
NicknameBoom Boom, Lala
Height5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
BowlingRight-arm leg spin
RelationsIrfan Afridi (nephew)
International information
National sidePakistan (1996–2018)
Test debut (cap 153)22 October 1998 v Australia
Last Test13 July 2010 v Australia
ODI debut (cap 109)2 October 1996 v Kenya
Last ODI20 March 2015 v Australia
ODI shirt no.10
T20I debut (cap 8)28 August 2006 v England
Last T20I31 May 2018 v West Indies
T20I shirt no.10
Domestic team information
1995–2017Karachi Region, Karachi Dolphins, and Habib Bank Limited
2003–2004Griqualand West
2008Deccan Chargers
2010Southern Redbacks
2011–2012, 2017Hampshire
2011Melbourne Renegades
2011–2012Dhaka Gladiators
2012, 2017Ruhuna Royals
2015Sylhet Super Stars
2016–2017Peshawar Zalmi (squad no. 10)
2018Karachi Kings (squad no. 10)
2018Paktia Panthers (squad no. 12)
2019Multan Sultans (squad no. 10)


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