Shahid Afridi Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

Shahid Afridi Quick Info
Height5 ft 11 in
Weight77 kg
Date of BirthMarch 1, 1980
Zodiac SignPisces
SpouseNadia Afridi

Shahid Afridi is a Pakistani cricketer who enthused himself to fans with his destructive, fierce batting style when he first burst on the international scene but increasingly became more useful for his national team with his crafty leg-spin bowling. He scored more than 11,000 runs for Pakistan across the 3 international formats and captured more than 500 wickets. Shahid was adjudged the ‘Player of the Series’ in the 2007 ICC World T20 where Pakistan finished as runners-up and the ‘Player of the Final’ in the 2009 ICC World T20 which Pakistan won. He also captained Pakistan to the semi-final stage of the 2011 ICC World Cup. After announcing his international retirement in 2017, he continued playing competitive cricket for franchise-based teams in T20 and T10 leagues around the world.

Born Name

Sahibzada Mohammad Shahid Khan Afridi

Nick Name

Shahid, Boom Boom, Lala

Shahid Afridi after winning the Pakistan Super League in March 2017
Shahid Afridi after winning the Pakistan Super League in March 2017 (Shahid Afridi / Instagram)

Sun Sign

Pisces

Born Place

Khyber Agency, Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan

Residence

Defence Housing Authority, Clifton Cantonment, Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan

Nationality

Pakistani flag

 

Occupation

Cricketer

Shahid Afridi during a PSL match in March 2018
Shahid Afridi during a PSL match in March 2018 (Shahid Afridi / Instagram)

Family

  • Father – Sahabzada Fazal-ur-Rehman Afridi
  • Siblings – Tariq Afridi (Brother), Iqbal Afridi (Brother), Mushtaq Afridi (Brother), Ashfaq Afridi (Brother), Shoaib Afridi (Brother)
  • Others – Irfan Afridi (Nephew) (Cricketer)

Manager

He is represented by Ameem Haq, Manager and Sports Agent, Flaminko Sports, Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan.

Batting

Right-Handed

Bowling

Right-Arm Leg-Spin

Role

Allrounder

Jersey Number

10 – ODI, T20I, BPL, PSL

Build

Athletic

Height

5 ft 11 in or 180.5 cm

Weight

77 kg or 170 lbs

Shahid Afridi with Indian Cricketer Harbhajan Singh, as seen in October 2017
Shahid Afridi with Indian Cricketer Harbhajan Singh, as seen in October 2017 (Shahid Afridi / Instagram)

Girlfriend / Spouse

Shahid has dated –

  1. Nadia Afridi (2000–Present) – Shahid got married to his maternal cousin Nadia in 2000. The couple has 4 daughters together named Aqsa, Ansha, Ajwa, and Asmara. In February 2020, Nadia gave birth to their 5th child, a baby girl.

Race / Ethnicity

Asian

He is of Pashtun (Afridi tribe) descent.

Hair Color

Dark Brown

Eye Color

Hazel

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • Short-cropped, side-parted hair
  • Sports a thick beard
  • Toned physique
  • Infectious smile
  • Has a mole under his left eye

Religion

Islam

Shahid Afridi as seen in an Instagram Post in January 2017
Shahid Afridi as seen in an Instagram Post in January 2017 (Shahid Afridi / Instagram)

Shahid Afridi Facts

  1. He first came into the spotlight after he picked 42 wickets in just 5 games, helping his domestic team Karachi Whites win the championship in the 1995-96 season.
  2. Shahid was then drafted into the Pakistan national team in October 1996 and scored a 37-ball hundred in just his 2nd ODI which was a world record at that time. He made his Test debut in October 1998 and had already played 66 ODIs before that, which was also a world record then.
  3. He was the joint-leading wicket-taker, with 21 wickets, at the 2011 ICC World Cup.
  4. In 2014, he founded the ‘Shahid Afridi Foundation’ to help provide healthcare and education facilities for underprivileged kids in Pakistan. He has also been roped in by UNICEF to work for their anti-polio campaign in the tribal region of Waziristan.
  5. In 2017, he became the first cricketer to take a hat-trick in the nascent T10 format of the game. As of February 2020, he held the record for hitting the most number of sixes in ODIs.
  6. He was honored with the ‘Pride of Performance’ award in 2010 by the Pakistani Government and the ‘Sitara-i-Imtiaz’ in 2018.

Featured Image by Shahid Afridi / Instagram

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