Welcome to the official profile of cricket sensation Shaheen Shah Afridi. Unveil the journey of this left-arm fast bowler with a remarkable ability to swing the ball and his promising batting potential. Dive into his career statistics, astonishing records, match history, captivating videos, latest news, and captivating photos.
Full Name: Shaheen Shah Afridi
Date of Birth: April 06, 2000
Birthplace: Khyber Agency
Age: 23 years, 139 days
Batting Style: Left-hand
Bowling Style: Left-arm Fast
Playing Role: Bowler
- Brother: Riaz Afridi
- Father-in-law: Shahid Afridi
- Comilla Victorians
- Dhaka Dynamites
- Federally Administered Tribal Areas
- Khan Research Labs
- Lahore Qalandars
- Northern (Pakistan)
- Pakistan Under-19s (Young Cricketers)
- Welsh Fire (Men)
Shaheen Shah Afridi Biography
With an 18-year-old’s composure and the national jersey already worn with pride, Shaheen Afridi is the embodiment of Pakistani cricket. The younger brother of an international cricketer, he made his mark on the national selectors’ radar at a tender age. However, his journey had already been scripted within his cricketing family, with his elder brother Riaz Afridi donning the green jersey.
Introduced to hard-ball cricket by his brother, Shaheen transitioned from tape-ball success to formal cricket with his remarkable pace, physique, and fitness. This journey saw him ascend through the youth squads, marked by his astounding debut in the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy where he claimed 8 wickets for 39 runs.
Shaheen entered the spotlight with awe-inspiring performances, including a game-changing figure of 5 wickets for 4 runs in the PSL for Lahore Qalandars. This accomplishment paved the way for his selection in the T20I squad against the West Indies.
The year 2018 marked a significant milestone for Shaheen as he became the first Pakistani cricketer born after 2000 to represent the nation. His rapid ascent continued as he earned an ODI debut in the Asia Cup, eventually solidifying his place in the Test arena.
On the Pitch
Standing tall at 6 feet 6 inches, Shaheen combines a towering presence with a gentle smile. His exceptional bowling intelligence and adeptness at extracting bounce on various pitches have become his trademarks. A potent yorker and an ability to consistently hit a good length make him a valuable asset for Pakistan.
Comparisons to legends like Wasim Akram and Mitchell Starc have emerged, but Shaheen has carved his path with a unique style. Despite being at the beginning of his international journey, many perceive this as just the tip of the iceberg for Shaheen’s cricketing prowess.
Shaheen Shah Afridi Career Statistics
Explore Shaheen Shah Afridi’s impressive career statistics across different formats:
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Discover the remarkable records set by Shaheen Shah Afridi:
- One-Day Internationals: Most consecutive four-wickets-in-an-innings (1st)
- One-Day Internationals: Fastest to 50 wickets (8th)
- One-Day Internationals: Best career strike rate (5th)