Mohammad Shahzad (Cricketer) Height, Weight, Age, Wife, Family, Biography & More

Mohammad Shahzad

Full NameMohammad Shahzad Mohammadi
ProfessionCricketer (Batsman & Wicket-keeper)
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 163 cm
in meters- 1.63 m
in feet inches- 5’ 4”
Weight (approx.)in kilograms- 85 kg
in pounds- 187 lbs
Eye ColourDark Brown
Hair ColourBlack
International DebutODI- 30 August 2009 against Netherlands at Amstelveen, Netherlands
Test- 14 June 2018 against India at Bengaluru, Karnataka
T20- 1 February 2010 against Ireland at Colombo, Sri Lanka
Jersey Number#77 (Afghanistan)
Domestic/State TeamSheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club, Habib Bank Limited, Rangpur Riders, Peshawar Zalmi, Paktia
Coach/MentorPhil Simmons
Records (main ones)• In 2009, he became the first Afghan player to make a century in an ODI; after scoring 110 against Netherlands.
• In 2010, he became the first Afghan to score a first-class double century after scoring 214* in Afghanistan against Canada in the Intercontinental Cup.
• In 2017, he became the first cricket player to score two half-centuries in two separate international matches on the same day, i.e., 80 against Oman and 52* against Ireland.[1]
Personal Life
Date of Birth31 January 1988
Age (as in 2018)30 Years
BirthplaceJalalabad, Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan
Zodiac sign/Sun signAquarius
HometownJalalabad, Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan
Food HabitNon-Vegetarian
Controversies• In 2017, he was suspended for two matches in Zimbabwe for slamming his bat on the pitch after being dismissed in a qualifying match.
• In December 2017, he was suspended from all cricket-related activities for one-year (from 17 January 2017) after he breached Article 2.1 of the ICC Anti-Doping Code. Before the match, he had ingested the banned substance Clenbuterol, which is used as a contaminant of a weight-loss product "Hydroxycut."
• In April 2018, he was fined to pay 300,000 Afghanis (around $4,400) after he was caught playing for a Pakistani cricket club in Peshawar without the permission of Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB).
• In July 2018, he was banned by the ACB for an ODI and also fined 50 percent of match fee for breaching the ACB's code of conduct.
Relationships & More
Marital StatusMarried
Affairs/GirlfriendsNot Known
Wife/SpouseName Not Known
ChildrenNot Known
ParentsNames Not Known
Favourite Things
Favourite CricketerMS Dhoni

Mohammad ShahzadSome Lesser Known Facts About Mohammad Shahzad

  • Does Mohammad Shahzad smoke?: Not Known
  • Does Mohammad Shahzad drink alcohol?: Yes
  • Though his family hails from Jalalabad, Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan; Mohammad Shahzad had spent his early years in a Peshawar’s refugee camp in Pakistan.
  • He made his first-class debut in 2009 against ‘Zimbabwe XI.’
  • In the same year, he played his first ODI for ‘Afghanistan’ against the ‘Netherlands.’ In one of the matches, he scored 110 runs and became the first Afghan player to score a century in ODI.
  • In 2010, Afghanistan won the ‘ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier’ series, after which, he got selected to play for the ‘2010 ICC World Twenty20.’
  • In the same year, Mohammad Shahzad was the part of the Afghanistan squad when they won the  ‘2010 ACC Trophy Elite’ by defeating Nepal in the finals.
  • In 2016, he became the first associate player to score 10 fifty plus scores in the T20Is.
  • In 2018, he was picked by the ‘Paktia’ franchise for the ‘Afghan Premier League’ (APL).
  • According to some media reports, Mohammad Shahzad was approached during the 2018 Asia Cup to underperform in the 2018 APL tournament.