January 28, 2023

Shahid Afridi Biography, Age, Wife, Children, Family, Wiki & More

Updated On : February 17, 2020

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Short Biography

Shahid Afridi was born on 01-03-1975 in Khyber, Peshawar in the province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. He is a former Pakistani Cricket Player, Philanthropist & Film Actor.

Other Name: Shahid Khan Afridi, Sahibzada Mohammad Shahid Khan Afridi, Boom Boom Afridi, Lala
Other Professions: Philanthropist Film Actor
Appearance: Lollywood

Shahid Afridi Complete Bio & Career

One thing that is evident about this legendary cricketer is that cricket world has not seen anybody like him before and will probably not see a cricketer like him ever. He was included in the Pakistan national team at the young age of 16. He proved his selection right by slamming the fastest hundred then in just 37 balls in only his second ODI match against the World Champions then, Sri Lanka. His record was broken for 17 long years after finally, Corey Anderson broke that record. He was included in the team as a replacement for injured leg-spinner Mushtaq Ahmed. 
After that ton, he became an overnight star of World Cricket and it was his batting which took the center stage in the initial part of his career. Many former plays advised him to play the ball on its merit and not to throw his wicket away but he remains unfazed and played the cricket the way he knew best. He has played some special innings in the longest format of the game as well but took an early retirement from tests stating that his style of play doesn't fit in test matches.  
In the second half of his career, he started coming late down the order and was handier with his bowling. Though not the biggest turner of the cricket ball with the accuracy that he bowled, he has troubled the best of batsmen with his leg-spin. After t-20 took over, he became the biggest match winner of this format. He holds the record for a maximum number of T20i wickets (97) and also the most players of the match awards. He retired from international cricket after the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup. Though, he has said that he will keep entertaining his fans by playing in t-20 leagues around the world. 

Shahid Afridi Family, Relatives and Other Relations

He was born to Sahabzada Fazal-ur-Rehman Afridi. He has a brother named Javed Afridi. He is married to Nadia Afridi and together the couple is blessed with 5 daughters including Asmara Afridi, Ansha Afridi, Ajwa Afridi, and Aqsa Afridi.

Life's Important Dates Of Shahid Afridi

Body Measurements

Chest Size 42
Biceps Size 15
Waist Size 34
Skin Colour Fair
Eye Colour Brown
Hair Colour Black

Personal Info

Home Town Peshawar
Nationality Pakistani
Religion Islam
Address Karachi, Pakistan
School N/A
College N/A
Qualification N/A
Hobbies Driving and Listening Music
Marital Status Married
Debut Test- 22 October 1998 vs Australia in Karachi
ODI- 2 October 1996 vs Kenya in Nairobi
T20- 28 August 2006 vs England in Bristol
Salary N/A
Net Worth $40 Million
Official Website N/A


Car Collections Toyota Fortuner


Favorite Color Black
Favorite Player Wasim Akram , Chris Gayle
Favorite Sport Cricket
Favorite Actress Mahira Khan
Favorite Actor Aamir Khan , Shah Rukh Khan
Favorite Movie Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge (1994)
Favorite Singer Atif Aslam
Favorite Food Kebabs, Chicken Biryani, Kheer and Ice-cream

Shocking / Interesting Facts & Secrets About Shahid Afridi

  • He took a 5 wicket haul on his test debut.
  • He is the slowest batsman to reach the landmark of 7000 Runs. He took 316 innings to score 7000 runs.
  • He has the lowest batting average of 23.37 among the players who have scored in excess of 8000 runs.
  • He owns a Toyota Showroom in Karachi.
  • In his book 'Game Changer', he has revealed that authorities stated his age incorrectly and that he was born in 1975 while authorities stated his birth year as 1980.

Shahid Afridi Age, Birthday Facts and Birthday Countdown

47 years, 10months, 27 days old age Shahid Afridi will turn 48 on 01 March, 2023. Only 1 months, 3 hours,47 minutes has left for his next birthday.

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Shahid Afridi has celebrated the total number of 48 birthdays till date. See the analysis by days count and bar graph.

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