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Cricket player Shaheen Afridi Biography, Wiki

Born on April 6, 2000, Shaheen Shah Afridi[a] (pronounced [ʃaːɦiːɳ ʃa˞ɦ aːfɾi\diː]) is an international cricket player from Pakistan. He formerly served as the captain of the Pakistan national cricket team in the Twenty20 format. In the PSL, he leads the Lahore Qalandars.
Cricket player Shaheen Afridi Biography, Wiki

Born on April 6, 2000, Shaheen Shah Afridi[a] (pronounced [ʃaːɦiːɳ ʃa˞ɦ aːfɾi\diː]) is an international cricket player from Pakistan. He formerly served as the captain of the Pakistan national cricket team in the Twenty20 format. In the PSL, he leads the Lahore Qalandars.

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Lahore Qalandars became the first team in PSL history to successfully defend their championship when they won their first PSL title in the 2022 season and then again in the 2023 season, both under his direction. Shaheen Afridi is the inaugural winner of the Garfield Sobers Trophy from Pakistan.

Shaheen Afridi Childhood And Individual Life

Afridi was born on April 6, 2000, into a family from the Pashtun Zakhakhel Afridi tribe in Landi Kotal, Khyber Agency of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (modern-day Khyber District, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa). Shaheen Afridi was raised in Landi Kotal, his hometown. He is the youngest of seven siblings; Riaz Afridi, the oldest, is 15 years his older and only participated in one Test match for Pakistan in 2004. Yasir Afridi, his cousin, is a professional football player who has played for the Pakistan national team.

Ansha Afridi, the daughter of Shahid Afridi, proposed to Afridi in March 2021.
As a goodwill ambassador, Afridi was appointed an honorary Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) rank in the KP Police in July 2022. It was revealed in January 2023 that Afridi would create the new Lahore Qalandars uniforms for the 2023 PSL. Shaheen Afridi wed Ansha Afridi in a discreet nikah ceremony on February 3, 2023.

Shaheen Afridi Early professional Life

The Tatara Ground in Landi Kotal, which gets its name from the surrounding Tatara hills, is where Shaheen began his cricket career. Shaheen has only played tennis-ball cricket until Riaz Afridi introduced him to hard-ball cricket during the 2015 FATA Under-16 trials. Shaheen’s performance at this level earned him a spot on the Under-16 team that toured Australia in November 2015, taking four wickets in the series’ 2-1 One-Day and Twenty20 wins.

In the T20 Blast’s penultimate round of group matches on September 20, 2020, Afridi recorded the greatest bowling figures in T20 cricket history at the Rose Bowl with a hat-trick and four wickets in four deliveries. Shaheen Afridi finished with match figures of 6/19 from his four overs.

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Afridi earned his second five-wicket haul in three T20 matches on October 2, 2020, in the 2020–21 National T20 Cup, with figures of 5/20 from his four overs. Three days later, Afridi defeated Sindh by taking five wickets in the match (5/21). Afridi signed a contract with Middlesex in October 2021, allowing him to compete in English league games through July 2022.

Shaheen Afridi Global profession

2019 saw Prince William and Afridi (behind the stumps) play tapeball cricket in Lahore.
He was included in the Pakistan Twenty20 International (T20I) team’s March 2018 roster for their series against the West Indies. On April 3, 2018, he made his Pakistani T20I debut against the West Indies.

Shaheen Afridi was included in Pakistan’s One Day International (ODI) team for the 2018 Asia Cup in September of that year. On September 21, 2018, he played his first-ever ODI for Pakistan against Afghanistan.

Shaheen Afridi was included in Pakistan’s Test team for their series against New Zealand in November 2018. On December 3, 2018, he played his first Test match for Pakistan against New Zealand.

The International Cricket Council named Afridi the Cricketer of the Year in January 2022. In 36 international matches in 2021, he claimed 78 wickets. Shaheen Afridi claimed five wickets in the October 2023 Cricket World Cup match against Australia. Having taken 18 wickets in 9 matches, he finished the 2023 Cricket World Cup with the sixth-highest number of wickets.

He became the fastest pacer and bowler from Pakistan to reach 100 wickets in One-Day Internationals (ODIs) on October 31. Shaheen Afridi finished with 100 wickets in 51 matches, surpassing Saqlain Mushtaq’s 53-match record. Following Babar Azam’s resignation as captain of the T20I team across all three formats of the game, Afridi was named captain of that team on November 15, 2023.

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