Today we discuss Shaheen Afridi Biography. Shaheen Afridi is a young cricketer who represents Pakistan in all three formats of cricket. He is a Left Arm fast-medium bowler. His excellent Spell in the 2021 world cup against India is remarkable.
Shaheen Afridi Biography:
|Full Name||Shaheen Shah Afridi|
|Nickname||Sheenu & Lala|
|Date of Birth||6 April 2000 (Thursday)|
|Age||22 Year ( as of 2022)|
|Birth Place||Landi Kotal, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan|
|Father Name||Ayaz Khan|
|Brother Name||Riaz Afridi, Qamar Abbas Afridi, Sandal Afridi|
|Wife Name||Aqsa Afridi (Engagement with Shahid Afridi Daughter)|
|Cousin Name||Yasir Afridi|
|Favourite Car||Audi A4|
|Favourite Bowler||Imran Khan|
|Net Worth||$ 1.5 Million (as 2022)|
|Teams||Pakistan, Pakistan U19, Dhaka Dynamites, Lahore Qalandars, Pakistan A, Rotterdam Rhinos, Team White, Team Green, Hampshire, Birmingham Phoenix, Middlesex|
Shaheen Afridi Early Life:
Shaheen Afridi is from the Zakhakhel Afridi tribe of Pashtuns. He grew up in Landi Kotal, a town in Pakistan’s Khyber province on the border with Afghanistan. He is the youngest of seven siblings. His elder brother, 15 years his senior, is Riyaz Afridi who played a Test match for Pakistan in 2004.
Riyaz Afridi introduced Shaheen Afridi to hard ball cricket during the FATA Under-16 Test in 2015, Shaheen was playing only tennis ball cricket till then. Success at this level led to Shaheen being selected for Australia’s Under-16 tour in November 2015, where he took four wickets in a 2-1 ODI and Twenty20 series win.
Shaheen Afridi Cricket Career Journey:
Cricket Career Information:
|Batting Style||Right handed|
|ODI debut||vs Afghanistan at Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Sep 21, 2018|
|Last ODI||vs West Indies at Multan Cricket Stadium, Jun 10, 2022|
|T20 debut||vs West Indies at National Stadium, Apr 03, 2018|
|Last T20||vs England at Melbourne Cricket Ground, Nov 13, 2022|
|Test debut||vs New Zealand at Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Dec 03, 2018|
|Last Test||vs Sri Lanka at Galle International Stadium, Jul 16, 2022|
(As Per Cricbuzz)
Domestic Career Journey:
In December 2016 Shaheen Afridi was selected for Pakistan under 19 team for the under 19 Asia Cup.
In September 2017 Shaheen Afridi Signed a two-year contract with Dhaka Dynamite. Afridi Made his first-class debut in Quaid Azam Trophy on 6 September 2017. He took 8 wickets in 2nd innings and was the best figure for a Pakistani bowler on his first-class debut.
In 2017 he was again selected for the Under 19 Asia Cup where he took 7 wickets in 5 matches.
On December 26 Shaheen was selected for Pakistan Under 19 world cup team. He is the highest wicket Taker for Pakistan in a tournament of 12 wickets.
In April 2018 Shaheen was named to the Baluchistan squad for the Pakistan cup 2018 and made his List A debut in the Pakistan Cup.
In the 2020–21 National T20 Cup, Afridi took his second five-wicket haul in three T20 matches with figures of 5/20 in his four overs. Three days later, Afridi took another five-wicket haul of 5/21 in their match against Sindh. In October 2021, Afridi signed a contract with Middlesex to play England domestic matches until July 2022. However, he returned to Pakistan in mid-May to prepare for the team’s home series against the West Indies.
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PSL Career :
Shaheen Afridi made his PSL Debut in Lahore Qalandars Team on 23 February 2018. His First Three matches in PSL were not good he conceded so many runs. But after that, he took 5 wickets For 4 runs against Multan Sultan and Lahore won this match By 6 wickets, and Shaheen Afridi was the player of the match.
In December 2021 Shaheen Afridi was named Captain of the Lahore Qalandar Team. Qalandar won His First Title After 6 years under Shaheen’s captaincy. Shaheen is the leading wicket-taker in this Tournament and Youngest captain to win the t20 league.
Shaheen Afridi Family& Biography:
|Father Name||Ayaz Khan|
|Mother Name||Not Known|
|Wife Name||Ansha Afridi (Shahid Afridi Daughter)|
|Brother Name||Riaz Afridi, Sandal Afridi, Qamar Abbas Afridi & 4 Others|
|Sister Name||No Sister|
|Father In Law||Shahid Afridi|
|Cousin Name||Yasir Afridi|
|Best Friend||Haris Rauf|
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Shaheen Afridi Physical Stats:
|Body Measurements||42-34-15 inches|
|Height||6 feet 5 inches (1.98 m)|
|Weight||81 kg (178 lbs.)|
|Hair Color||Light Brown|
|Shoe Size||9 US|
Shaheen Afridi Awards:
- 2021: PCB’s Impactful performance of the year
- 2021: ICC Men’s Test Team of the Year for the year
- 2021: ICC Men’s T20I Team of the Year for the year
- 2021: Sir Garfield Sobers for the ICC Men’s cricketer of the Year
- 2022: Became K-P police goodwill ambassador
Shaheen Afridi on Social Media:
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Shaheen Afridi Car:
- Shaheen is the Youngest Player to Take 6 wickets In World cup 2019. and best bowling figure by any Teenager.
- Shaheen Afridi is the only Bowler to take 8 wickets in First Class Debut.
- His younger Brother Riaz Afridi Plays one Test for Pakistan in 2004.
- His cousin Yasir Afridi is international football player. And play for Pakistan National Football team in Asian Games 2010.