|Real name/Full name||Rana Faheem Ashraf Faheem's Instagram Account|
|Nickname||Yoyo Geo News|
|Profession||Cricketer (Bowler/ All Rounder)|
|Physical Stats & More|
|Height (approx.)||in centimeters- 178 cm
in meters- 1.78 m
in feet & inches- 5’ 10”
|Weight (approx.)||in kilograms- 70 kg
in pounds- 154 lbs
|Body Measurements (approx.)||- Chest: 40 Inches
- Waist: 32 Inches
- Biceps: 13 Inches
|International Debut||ODI- 12 June 2017 vs Sri Lanka
Test- 11 May 2018 vs Ireland
T20- 12 September 2017 vs World XI
|Jersey Number||# 41 (Pakistan)
|Domestic/State Teams||2013-15: Faisalabad
2015-16: National Bank
2016-17: Habib Bank Limited
2017: Comilla Victorians
2018–present: Islamabad United
2019–present: Central Punjab
2019: Melbourne Renegades
2019-20: Dhaka Platoon
|Bowling Style||Right-arm medium-fast|
|Favourite Ball||On 27 October 2017, Faheem Ashraf became the first Pakistan bowler to take a T20I hat-trick against Sri Lanka.
|Records (main ones)||• 13 June 2018: Outstanding bowling analyses in an innings during Pakistan vs Scotland series in Edinburgh
• 18 December 2020: Most runs in an innings (by batting position) during Pakistan vs New Zealand series in Auckland
• 25 April 2021 - 24 March 2023: Most consecutive matches missed for a team between appearances (Missed Span - 1y 333d)
|Career Statistics (till 2023)||Test Matches
He played 16 matches and scored 673 runs with a batting average of 28.04. He hit four half centuries, and his top score was 91. He bowled 1,764 balls and took 24 wickets with a bowling average of 35.87. He took five catches.
One Day Internationals (ODI)
He played 31 matches and scored 218 runs with a batting average of 11.47. His top score was 28. He bowled 12,44 balls and took 23 wickets with a bowling average of 46.08. He took eight catches.
Twenty20 Internationals (T20I)
He played 42 matches and scored 259 runs with a batting average of 11.77. His top score was 31. He bowled 903 balls and took 35 wickets with a bowling average of 25.80. He took 11 catches.
First Class Matches (FC)
He played 59 matches and scored 2,210 runs with a batting average of 29.07. He hit ten half-centuries and two centuries, and his top score was 116. He bowled 8,741 balls and took 150 wickets with a bowling average of 29.99. He took 29 catches.
|Date of Birth||16 January 1994 (Sunday)|
|Age (as of 2023)||29 Years|
|Birthplace||Phool Nagar, Punjab, Pakistan|
|Hometown||Phool Nagar, Punjab, Pakistan|
|Educational Qualification||Not Known|
|Religion||Islam Faheem's Instagram Post|
|Caste||Rajput Faheem's Instagram Post|
|Hobbies||Listening to Punjabi music and watching movies|
|Relationships & More|
|Parents||Father- Rana Muhammad Ashraf (lawyer)
Mother- Name Not Known
|Siblings||Eldest Brother- Naveed Ashraf
Note: He has two sisters and seven brothers.
|Cars Collection||Toyota CHR
Toyota Land Cruiser
Some Lesser Known Facts About Faheem Ashraf
- Faheem Ashraf is a Pakistani professional cricketer. He is an acclaimed first-class cricket player for Habib Bank Limited and a member of the Pakistan national cricket team. Faheem Ashraf was one of the 33 players who were honoured with a central contract from the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) in August 2018 for the 2018–19 season. Ashraf is the first Pakistani cricketer to score a hat trick in the T20Is.
- Faheem Ashraf aspired to join the Pakistan Army when he was young and cricket wasn’t his top priority. However, everything changed when he watched the 2007 World Twenty20. At the age of 13, after witnessing this significant T20 tournament, Faheem became determined to make a meaningful contribution to his country. During the same period, Pakistan lost the final of the 2007 World Twenty20 to their arch-rivals India. This event motivated young Faheem Ashraf to pursue the cricket field instead of pursuing a career in the Pakistan Army.
- Faheem Ashraf made his first-class debut during the 2013-14 season and achieved a century against Multan.
- Reportedly, Tauseef Ahmed, a national selector and former offspinner, kept a watch on Faheem Ashraf as he advanced from the district level to the first-class arena. While working at the National Bank of Pakistan in 2015, Tauseef got the opportunity to closely observe Ashraf. Once, Tauseef Ahmed narrated the sportsmanship abilities of Faheem in a media conversation. Ahmed said,
I actually saw him when he was playing for NBP, and his ability to strike the ball was impressive. What else does a team want when a batsman batting with the tail can get a run-rate between 8 and 10 an over? He has great firepower, and I have seen him doing that quite often on the domestic circuit.”
- In the 2016-17 Departmental One Day Cup, Faheem Ashraf was the top wicket-taker who took 19 wickets. He then led the Punjab team in the 2017 Pakistan Cup, where he took eight dismissals in four matches.
- Faheem Ashraf was included in Pakistan’s One Day International (ODI) squad in March 2017 but did not participate in their series against the West Indies. He was selected for the Pakistan ODI team for the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy in April 2017.
- In 2017, Ashraf contributed 64 runs to Pakistan’s two-wicket victory against Bangladesh in a practice match for the ICC Champions Trophy. On 12 June 2017, in the Champions Trophy match against Sri Lanka, he made his ODI debut for Pakistan. In this match, he dismissed Dinesh Chandimal and took his first ODI wicket.
- On 12 September 2017, he played his first Twenty20 International (T20I) for Pakistan against World XI during the 2017 Independence Cup.
- Faheem Ashraf became the first bowler for Pakistan and the sixth player overall to take a hat-trick in a T20I on 27 October 2017 in the second T20I match against Sri Lanka at the Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium in Abu Dhabi. During this match, he helped his team secure a series lead.
- Faheem Ashraf was named in Pakistan’s Test team in April 2018 for their May tours to Ireland and England. On 11 May 2018, he played in his first Test match for Pakistan against Ireland.
- During the 2018 Pakistan Super League, Islamabad United selected him from the Gold category. Faheem Ashraf played a crucial role in helping his team win the 2018 season. He ended up being the highest wicket-taker of the tournament and received the best bowler of the season award along with a Maroon cap.
- In July 2018, Faheem Ashraf achieved his first five-wicket haul in ODIs (One Day Internationals) against Zimbabwe at the Queens Sports Club in Bulawayo. In August 2018, he received the PCB’s Emerging Player of the Year award.
- He was chosen to be a part of Paktia’s team in the inaugural Afghanistan Premier League competition in September 2018.
- Faheem Ashraf is a fitness enthusiast. He goes to the gym regularly and often shares pictures of his workout sessions on various social media platforms.
- In April 2019, Faheem was selected to be part of Pakistan’s team for the 2019 Cricket World Cup. However, on 20 May 2019, he was removed from the squad when the final team for the tournament was announced.
- In September 2019, Faheem Ashraf was chosen to be part of Central Punjab’s squad for the 2019-20 Quaid-e-Azam Trophy tournament.
- In June 2020, Faheem Ashraf was chosen as one of the 29 players for Pakistan’s tour to England amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. In July 2020, he was among the 20 players shortlisted for Pakistan’s Test matches against England.
- According to Faheem, he is a big fan of Indian Punjabi singer Yo Yo Honey Singh.
- In his leisure time, Faheem Ashraf likes travelling to distant places and listening to music.
- In December 2021, Islamabad United signed him for the 2022 Pakistan Super League following the players’ draft.
- In July 2022, Faheem Ashraf joined the Galle Gladiators for the third edition of the Lanka Premier League. In August 2022, the Hobart Hurricanes signed him for the 12th edition of the BBL (Big Bash League).
- Faheem Ashraf was selected to play in Pakistan’s Test team for their series against South Africa in January 2021. During this match, Ashraf amassed 64 runs in the first Test.
- On 14 February 2023, during a practice session, Faheem Ashraf hit a powerful shot that broke the window of the Sindh Police’s Special Security Unit’s (SSU) bus. The bus was parked near the National Bank Cricket Arena in Karachi at that time. The glass of the bus window shattered when Ashraf was playing. To ensure the safety of the cricketers, the bus, which was responsible for monitoring their security, was relocated away from the practice area after the incident.