The former captain of the Pakistan national cricket team. Sahibzada Mohammad Shahid Khan Afridi, also known as Shahid Afridi, is a Pakistani cricketer who is best known as a wicketkeeper. He is widely considered one of the most popular cricketers of all time and for good reason. Afridi was an all-rounder, who was a leg spin bowler as well as a player known for his aggressive batting style.
|Full Name||Sahibzada Mohammad Shahid Khan Afridi|
|Nickname||Boom Boom Afridi and Shah|
|Age||42 years old (in 2022)|
|Date of Birth||1 March 1980|
|Birthplace||Khyber Agency, FATA, Pakistan|
It is also worth noting at this point that Afridi held the record for the fastest century in an ODI, doing so in 37 deliveries, which is a world record. After 17 years of the record standing, Corey Anderson was the first to break it for the first time.
The most sixes he has ever hit in the history of ODI cricket also hold the record for being the most score in ODI cricket. As a bowler, Afridi is considered to be a better cricketer than a batsman having taken 395 wickets in ODI cricket and 48 wickets in Test cricket. He has also taken 98 wickets in 98 T20 international matches in his career as well.
Facts You Never Knew About Shahid Afridi!
- The first international innings that Afridi played as part of the Pakistan cricket team resulted in a record for the fastest century in one-day international cricket, with a century coming off just 37 balls, which was a record for ODI cricket.
- When he hit that century. He was just 16 years old a very young age. Technically, it was his second international match, and he had a one-day century in his first innings in his second international match.
- That took him 11 sixes and six fours to achieve that incredible achievement.
- Shahid Afridi has collected nine five-wicket hauls in one-day international matches. There are over 8200 runs he has scored and 395 wickets he has taken in 398 one-day internationals.
- The fifth highest wicket taker in the history of the One Day International format is him.
- Shahid Afridi was also the leading wicket taker in T20Is. He got 91 scalps in 90 matches. The next best is Gull with 85 wickets.
- Boom Boom Afridi holds the fifth position on the list of the most number of “Man of the Match” awards with 32.
- He also has three “Man of the Series” awards and is recognized as a fine player in the field of T20 cricket.
- The name Shahid Afridi has been used for a film to be made about him “Main hood Shahid Afridi”. Known all over the world for his charitable work, he runs hospitals and educational institutes for the benefit of the poor in Pakistan.
- As one of the best Pakistani cricketers in the country. He is revered as one of the best cricketers in that country. With 398 ODI caps, he is the fifth most capped player in that country after SRT, Mahela, Jayasuriya, and Sang.
- He played the World T20 2016 which is held in India and this was his last World Cup appearance.
Height, Weight & Physical Stats:
|Height||5 feet 10 inches (1.78 m)|
|Weight||77 kg (170 lbs)|
|77 kg (170 lbs)||36 inches|
|Hair Color||Light Brown|
Shahid Afridi Family & Personal Life:
|Marriage Date||21 October 2002|
|Father||Late Shahibzada Fazal-Ul-Rehman Afridi|
|Brother||Tariq Afridi, Iqbal Afridi, Mushtaq Afridi, Ashfaq Afridi, Shoib Afridi, and Javed Afridi (Cousin)|
|Sister||4 Name Unknown|
|Shahid Afridi Daughter||Aqsa Afridi, Asmara Afridi, Ajwa Afridi, Ansha Afridi, Arwa Afridi|
Shahid Afridi Favorites:
|Favorite Actor||Aamir Khan, Shah Rukh Khan, Javed Miandad, Chris Gayle, Wasim Akram, and Imran Khan|
|Hobbies||Driving and listening to music|
|Favorite Food||Kebabs, chicken biryani, kheer, and ice-cream|
|Favorite Color||Light Brown|