Sahibzada Mohammad Shahid Khan Afridi alias Shahid Afridi was born on 1 march 1980 at Khyber, Federally Administered Tribal areas, Pakistan. He is the son of Late Sahibzada Fazal-ur-Rehman Afridi. He has 5 brothers and 4 sisters. His nickname is Boom Boom Afridi and Lala. He is the cousin of CEO of Haier Pakistan – Javed Afridi. He is a Pakistani Cricketer and also the former captain of their national team. He is an all-rounder.
Afridi is known for his batting style aggressiveness. He earlier held the fastest ODI century out of 37 deliveries record. He made a record by hitting the highest number of sixes in ODI’s in the history of cricket. He considers himself to better at bowling than batting. He has made a record of 48 test wickets and more than 350 in ODIs. Presently, he is at the top of the chart of most T20 wickets – 92 wickets from 92 matches.
He started his career at an early age of 16 in 1996. He started as a leg spinner for the four-nation Sameer Cup 1996-97. He was drafted into the team as a replacement for the injured Mushtaq Ahmed. He made his ODI debut against Kenya on 2 October 1996. He didn’t bat or make any wickets in his first ODI. In the next match, he played as the pinch-hitter and made the fastest century in ODI cricket within just 37 balls.
Later he made his test debut against Australia on 22 October 1998. In 2001, he signed to represent Leicestershire. Later in 2009 ICC World T20, when Younis Khan announced his retirement as captain, Afridi took over. He played last test match was against Australia on 13 July 2010. Due to ball tampering, he was banned from 2 T20 internationals. He played his last ODI match against Australia on 20 March 2015. He made his T20 debut against England on 28 August 2006 and his last match was against Australia on 25 March 2016.
He has represented many teams since 1995 till date – Karachi region & Karachi dolphins, Habib bank limited, Leicestershire, Derbyshire, Griqualand West, Kent, Sind, Southern Redbacks, Deccan Chargers, Hampshire, Melbourne Renegades, Dhaka Gladiators, Ruhuna Royals and Peshawar Zalmi.
Shahid Afridi Net Worth
Shahid Afridi total net worth is $35 million US dollars as of 2017.
He is married to Nadia. He has 4 daughters – Aqsa, Asmara, Ajwa, and Ansha. He owns a Toyota Land Cruiser, Range Rover, Bentley, BMW X5, Suzuki Hayabusa, Yamaha V Star 650, Harley Davidson V-Rod Bike, Porsche Panamera, and Mazda RX-8 as he believes in luxury travel.
He owns a house in Islamabad and a farm house.
Afridi is also an actor and appears on TV screens for marketing leading brands – Pepsi, Habib bank, Mobilink, and Head&Shoulders. He is a philanthropist and owns his own foundation – Shahid Afridi Foundation. Forbes has listed him as one of the most generous athletes as most of his earnings go down to his foundation.
“Do something” has also named him as the Top 20 most charitable athletes in the world.
Afridi made a record of winning the maximum wickets of 97 and highest player-of-the-match awards in T20 international cricket.
Afridi took a minimum of 5 wickets in 9 ODI matches – 27 October 2000, 14 September 2004, 22 April 2009, 23 February 2011, 3 March 2011, 20 November 2011, 1 December 2011, 12 February 2012, and 14 July 2013.
He has scored centuries in 5 international test matches and in 6 ODIs. He has earned 4 man of the series awards in ODIs, 33 man of the match awards in ODIs, 3 player of the series awards in T20 international cricket, and 11 man-of-the-match awards in T20 international cricket.
On 19 February 2017, Shahid Afridi announced his retirement from international cricket, which ended his 21-year international cricket career.
Shahid wants PCB to stop corruption by setting an example. He believes if this does not happen, then the problem of players being caught in spot-fixing and corruption will not end in Pakistan.
Shahid Afridi is an all-rounder and has won many awards including Lux style awards for being the most stylish person. He is also a philanthropist and has contributed a lot to the society. Though he has ended his international career officially, let’s hope to get him back in other roles in international matches.