Shahid Afridi Biography, Facts & Life Story

Shahid Afridi Pakistani Cricketer (All-rounder)

Quick Facts

Nickname:Boom Boom Afridi and Shah

Full Name:Sahibzada Mohammad Shahid Khan Afridi

Profession:Cricketer (All-rounder)


Age:39 years old (in 2020)

Date of Birth:1 March 1980

Birthplace:Khyber Agency, FATA, Pakistan

Zodiac Sign: Pisces

Height, Weight & Physical Stats

Height:5 feet 10 inches (1.78 m)

Weight:77 kg (170 lbs)

Chest:42 Inches

Waist:36 inches


Biceps:15 Inches

Hair Color:Light Brown

Eye Color:Black

Shahid Afridi, full name Sahibzada Mohammad Shahid Khan Afridi, the king of Pakistani cricket opened his eyes on March 1, 1980 in the hands of his father Sahabzada Fazal-ur-Rehman Afridi in Khyber, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. He is also known as Boom Boom or Lala by his loving fans.

He is one of the most liked cricketers in Pakitsan. He played his first international match against the team Kenya on 2nd of October 1996. He is an all-rounder player, bowls with his right arm and also bats on the right side.

He is the first player to score half of a century in a successful runchase in T20 world cup finals.
In the first international innings which Afridi played from Pakistan cricket team, He broke the record for fastest century in ODI cricket, hitting a century on 37 balls. He got retirement from Test cricket on July 2010. After the ICC World Cup, he got retired from ODI cricket as well as from T20Is and International cricket in February 2017.

Shahid Afridi got married to his maternal cousin Nadia Afridi and has 4 beautiful daughters.

Facts You Never Knew About Shahid Afridi!

    • In the first international innings which Afridi played from Pakistan cricket team, he broke the record for fastest century in ODI cricket, hitting a century on 37 balls.
    • He was just 16 years of age when he hit that century. It was his second international match and technically he scored the fastest hundred in his first ODI innings.That took him 11 sixes and 6 fours to achieve that incredible feat.
    • Shahid Afridi has nine 5 Wickets haul in ODIs. He has over 8000 runs and 395 wickets in 398 ODIs. He is the fifth highest wicket taker in ODIs.
    • Shahid Afridi was also the leading wicket taker in T20Is. He got 91 scalps in 90 matches. The next best is Gul with 85 wickets.
    • With 32 Man of the Match Awards, he sits fifth on the list of the most number of ” Man of the Match” awards .Boom boom Afridi has three ”Man of the Series” awardsand is regarded as a fine T20 specialist player.
    • Afridi has a film made on his name “Main hoon Shahid Afridi”. He is known for his charity back in Pakistan and runs hospitals and educational institutes for the needy.
    • He is cherished as the best Pakistani cricketer in his country.With 398 ODIs he is the fifth most capped player only behind SRT, Mahela, Jayasuriya and Sanga to name a few.
    • He played the World T20 2016 which is held in India and this was his last World Cup appearance.

Shahid Afridi Education

Qualification: Not Available

College: Government Islamia Science College, Karachi

Shahid Afridi is currently playing PSL 5 (Pakistan Super League 5) in the following team:

Shahid Afridi Career

Profession: Cricketer (All-rounder)

Salary: Under review

Net Worth: Under review

Family & Relatives

Father: Late Sahabzada Fazal-ur-Rehman Afridi

Mother: Not Known (Died)

Brother(s): Tariq Afridi, Iqbal Afridi, Mushtaq Afridi, Ashfaq Afridi, Shoaib Afridi and Javed Afridi (Cousin)

Sister(s): 4 (Name Not Known)

Marital Status: Married

Wife/Girlfriend: Nadia Afridi

Son(s): None

Daughter(s): Aqsa, Asmara, Ajwa and Ansha

Ex Girlfriends:

Nadia Afridi

Shahid Afridi Favorites

Hobbies: Driving and listening music

Favorite Actor: Aamir Khan, Shah Rukh Khan, Javed Miandad, Chris Gayle, Wasim Akram and Imran Khan

Favorite Food: Kebabs, chicken biryani, kheer and ice-cream

Favorite Color: Light Brown

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