Shahid Afridi - Biography, Age, Net Worth, Cricket Career, Personal Life

Shahid Afridi - Biography, Age, Net Worth, Cricket Career, Personal Life

Shahid Afridi was born on 1 March 1975, in a small town called Khyber Agency in Pakistan. He is considered to be one of the greatest cricketers of all time and he has made a name for himself not only in cricket but also as a fashion icon.

Shahid’s nicknames are “Boom Boom” and “Lala”. The name “Boom Boom” was given by former Indian commentator Ravi Shastri.

Shahid Afridi is a Pakistani cricketer and cricket legend who is considered to be one of the greatest batsmen in the history of cricket.

Afridi has a career spanning over two decades, playing for numerous teams like Pakistan, Kolkata Knight Riders, Peshawar Zalmi, and others. He has also captained Pakistan over 100 times.

In this season of PSL, Shahid Afridi will play in Quetta Gladiators.

Here You Will Get Shahid Afridi Biography, Age, Net Worth, Personal Life, Cricket Career, Records, and Facts.

Who Is Shahid Afridi?

Shahid Afridi is a Pakistani cricketer and former captain of the Pakistan national cricket team.

He has been described as one of the most naturally gifted players to ever play the game and has been hailed as “the greatest all-rounder in the history of cricket” by former England captain Michael Vaughan.

Shahid Afridi was born on 1 March 1975 in Khyber Agency, Pakistan. He began his career playing for Khyber Cricket Club before making his international debut in 1996 against Sri Lanka, where he scored a century on debut. He went on to play for Pakistan until 2007 but was not selected for the 2007 World Cup due to injury. Afridi retired from international cricket in 2011 after playing 104 Tests and 164 ODIs, with a batting average of 45.

He has also been a part of many other international tournaments, including:

– ICC Champions Trophy

– ICC World Twenty20

– Asia Cup

– Asia Cup 2007

And Many More.

Shahid Afridi Biography

Full NameSahibzada Mohammad Shahid Khan Afridi
Born1 March 1975
NicknameBoom Boom
Height6 ft (183 cm)
BattingRight-handed
BowlingRight-arm leg spin
RoleAll-rounder

Age

His age is 46 years.

Shahid Afridi Net Worth

His net worth is approximately $ 30 Million.

Net Worth In Rupees: 5 Billion Pakistani Rupees

Monthly Salary: 8 Lakh

Yearly Income: 20 Crore +

Shahid Afridi Career Information

Here, we take a closer look at Shahid Afridi’s Cricket career so far.

Shahid Afridi Overall Stats

  • Batting Performance

Test stats

Matches Played: 27

Innings Played: 48

No of Runs: 1716

T20 Stats

Matches Played: 99

Innings Played: 91

No of Runs: 1416

ODI Stats

Matches Played: 398

Innings Played: 369

No of Runs: 8064

IPL Stats

Matches Played: 10

Innings Played: 9

No of Runs: 81

  • Bowling Performance

Test Stats

Matches Played: 27

Innings Played: 47

No of Wickets: 48

T20 Stats

Matches Played: 99

Innings Played: 97

No of Wickets: 98

ODI Stats

Matches Played: 398

Innings Played: 372

No of Wickets: 395

IPL Stats

Matches Played: 10

Innings Played: 10

No of Wickets: 9

Shahid Afridi ICC Ranking

FormateBatting RankingBowling RankingAll-Rounder RankingAll-Rounder Rating
T20 Ranking64th37th11th148
Test Ranking107th121st122nd1
ODI Ranking40th24th5th321

Records

Most sixes in a career (351)

His Most ducks in a career(30)

Most wickets in lbw (73)

The fifties in consecutive innings (3)

Shahid Afridi Personal Life

Here, we take a closer look at Shahid Afridi’s Personal Life so far.

  • Family
FatherSahabzada Fazal-ur-Rehman Afridi
Mother
Sister
BrotherRiaz Afridi, Yasir Afridi
Son
Daughter Aqsa Afridi, Ansha Afridi, Asmara Afridi, Arwa Afridi, Ajwa Afridi
  • Wife

His wife name is Nadia Afridi

Shahid Afridi Facts

  • Shahid Afridi was born on March 1, 1975 in the Khyber Agency, Pakistan.
  • His full name is Sahibzada Mohammad Shahid Khan Afridi.
  • Shahid’s nicknames are “Boom Boom” and “Lala”. The name “Boom Boom” was given by former Indian commentator Ravi Shastri.
  • In 1994-95, Afridi took 42 wickets in the Under-19 championship for the Karachi Whites. He played a very important role in winning the tournament for his team.
  • Pakistani leggie veteran Abdul Qadir was his idol. He had variation in his bowling along with the standard leg spin delivery, he had a fast flipper and an unrecognizable googly.
  • Afridi broke the fastest century of the contemporary era in his second ODI match, on just 37 balls against Sri Lanka in 1996 in Nairobi. The record stood for 18 years before New Zealand’s Corey Anderson broke it in 2014 by scoring a century on 36 balls.
  • In 1998, Afridi made his Test debut against Australia in Karachi and bagged 5 wickets in the first inning of his first match.
  • Afridi hit the first hundred test of his against India in 1999 in Chennai, 141 from 191 balls.
  • The destructive all-rounder scored 27 runs in the over of Harbhajan Singh in 2005 at Lahore, which is the second-highest by any batsman in an over from a Test match.
  • Shahid is the first player in T20 World Cup history to win the Man of the Series award, for his 12 wickets and 91 runs in the 2007 T20 World Cup.
  • Afridi has two embarrassing records. The former is conceding the most runs in T20i, 2362 runs in 99 matches, and the other has the second most ducks in ODI (30).
  • The 6ft tall leggie played the inaugural IPL season for the Deccan Chargers in 2008. He took 9 wickets in 10 matches.
  • Shahid has his charitable trust called “Shahid Afridi Foundation”. It launched in 2014. The organization provides free food, education and treatment to underprivileged people in Pakistan.
  • Afridi released his autobiography “Game Changer” in 2019.
  • Shahid Afridi’s jersey number was 10.
  • The estimated net worth of him is US$30 million.

FAQs About Shahid Afridi

At the age of 18 years 333 days, Shahid Afridi scored his 1st Test hundred. That makes him the 7th Youngest Batsmen to Score a Century in Test Cricket history.

Afridi has Scored 18 Balls fifty-four times in ODI’s. his recent fastest fifty was against Bangladesh, in Asia cup 2014. Afridi smashed a fifty in 18 balls with help of 6 sixes. BOOM BOOM has scored 3 times in the Fifties in their ODI career.

Shahid Afridi is a Pakistani cricketer who is one of the most successful cricket players in the history of the game. He has received many honors and awards for his achievements.

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