Shahid Afridi Age, Wife, Children, Family, Biography & More

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Wife: Nadia Afridi
Age: 43 Years
Hometown: Karachi, Pakistan

Shahid Afridi

Full NameSahibzada Mohammad Shahid Khan Afridi
NicknameBoom Boom Afridi and Shah
ProfessionPakistani Cricketer (All-rounder)
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 178 cm
in meters- 1.78 m
in Feet Inches- 5’ 10”
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourLight Brown
International DebutTest- 22 October 1998 vs Australia in Karachi
ODI- 2 October 1996 vs Kenya in Nairobi
T20- 28 August 2006 vs England in Bristol
Coach/MentorNot Known
Jersey Number#10 (Pakistan)
#10 (IPL, County Cricket)
Domestic/State TeamICC World XI, Deccan Chargers, Asia XI, Pakistan, Hampshire, Melbourne Renegades, Dhaka Gladiators, Ruhuna Royals, Pakistan All Star XI, Knights, Rest of the World XI, Northamptonshire, St Kitts and Nevis Patriots, Sylhet Super Stars, Peshawar Zalmi
Nature on fieldVery Aggressive
Likes to play againstIndia
Favourite Shot/BallHit over mid-wicket/Googly
Records (main ones)• For 19 years he had the record for the fastest century in ODIs.
• He has 44 ducks in ODIs+Test+T20's.
• 32 times he has won the man of the match award, the most by any Pakistani and the 3rd highest in the world.
• Pakistan has won 212 out of the 384 ODIs that he has played.
Career Turning PointIn his 2nd ODI match against Sri Lanka in 1996, he scored a 37-ball century.
Personal Life
Date of Birth1 March 1980
Age (as of 202343 Years
BirthplaceKhyber Agency, FATA, Pakistan
Zodiac signPisces
HometownKarachi, Pakistan
FamilyFather- Late Sahabzada Fazal-ur-Rehman Afridi
Shahid Afridi with his father
Mother- Not Known (Died)
Brother- Tariq Afridi, Iqbal Afridi, Mushtaq Afridi, Ashfaq Afridi, Shoaib Afridi and Javed Afridi (Cousin)Shahid Afridi brothers
Shahid Afridi with his cousin brother
Sister- 5

Note: On 17 October 2023, Shahid Afridi lost one of his sisters, who was suffering from a health condition for a long period of time. [1]The Tribune
HobbiesDriving and listening music
Controversies• In 2005, he was banned for 2 ODIs and a Test match after cameras caught him intentionally scrapping up the pitch with his boots in a Test match against England.
• In 2007, during the 3rd ODI against Pakistan at Kanpur, he had a verbal fight with Gautam Gambhir, after having a collision with each other.
Shahid Afridi and Gautam Gambhir fight
• In 2010, he interviewed that the squad had been selected without his consultation, after which PCB gave him an official warning.
• After winning the Asia cup in 2012, he was caught on camera pushing up a fan at the Karachi airport after the return from Dhaka.
• Once Shoaib Akhtar hit Mohammed Asif with a bat and after it, he accepted his mistake and said that Afridi provoked him during the incident.
• On 3 April 2018, he posted a provocative tweet in which he urged the United Nations (UN) to make an interference in the matter of the "Indian Occupied Kashmir" and take measures to prevent the killing of "innocents."
Shahid Afridi tweet on Kashmir issue
CricketerBatsman: Javed Miandad, Chris Gayle
Bowler: Wasim Akram, Imran Khan
FoodKebabs, chicken biryani, kheer and ice-cream
Actor(s)Aamir Khan, Shah Rukh Khan
FilmDilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge
Girls, Family & More
Marital StatusMarried
Affairs/GirlfriendsNadia Afridi
Wife/SpouseNadia Afridi
Shahid Afridi with his wife
Children Son- None
Daughter(s)- 5
Aqsa, Asmara, Ajwa, Ansha & 1 more (born in February 2020)
Shahid Afridi with his children
Shahid Afridi Tweet's about his fifth daughter

Note: His eldest daughter, Aqsa Afridi, got married to Naseer Nasir in December 2022; however, her "rukhsati" ceremony took place on 7 July 2023.
Money Factor
Net Worth (as of 2016)PKR 4.3 billion (US$41 million)

Shahid Afridi

Some Lesser Known Facts About Shahid Afridi

  • Afridi started his career as a leg spinner in the Sameer Cup 1996–97 by replacing the injured Mushtaq Ahmed.
  • He used Sachin Tendulkar’s bat to score the 3rd fastest ODI century in 37 balls in 1996 against Sri Lanka in Nairobi.
  • He had the record for the fastest century in ODI for 19 years until Corey Anderson and AB de Villiers broke it. (Anderson 36 balls (2014) and de Villiers 31 balls (2015)).
  • In 1998, he took 5 for 52 against Australia in his Test Debut.
  • His cousin brother Javed Afridi is the CEO of Haier mobile in Pakistan.
  • During the 3rd ODI at Kanpur in November 2007 against India, he had a verbal fight with Gautam Gambhir.

  • He has a charity foundation called Shahid Afridi Foundation which provides healthcare and education facilities to the required people.
  • From 2009 to 2011, he was the captain of Pakistan in the limited-overs format.
  • In 2011, he announced his conditional retirement from international cricket as a protest against the PCB, and later that year he returned after Ijaz Butt got replaced as chairman of the PCB.
  • His family owns a Toyota Showroom in Sabzi Mandi, Karachi.
  • He is the slowest batsman to reach 7000 runs in about 316 innings.
  • He has the worst batting average of 23.31 among 87 batsmen who made more than 4000 ODI runs.