Shahid Afridi, the king of Pakistani cricket. He is also known as Boom Boom or Lala by his loving fans. He is one of the most liked cricketers in Pakistan. He played his first international match against the team Kenya on the 2nd of October 1996. He is an all-rounder player, bowls with his right arm, and also bats on the right side.
He is the first player to score half of a century in a successful run chase in T20 world cup finals. In the first international innings which Afridi played from Pakistan cricket team, He broke the record for the fastest century in ODI cricket, hitting a century on 37 balls. He got retirement from Test cricket in July 2010. After the ICC World Cup, he got retired from ODI cricket as well as from T20Is and International cricket in February 2017.
|Birth Name||Shahid Afridi|
|Full Name||Sahibzada Mohammad Shahid Khan Afridi|
|Nick Name||Boom Boom Afridi and Shah|
|Age||43 Years (in 2023)|
|Sun Sign/Zodiac Sign||Pisces|
|Date of Birth||March 1, 1980|
|Residence||Khyber, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan|
|Home Town||Karachi, Pakistan|
|Hobbies||Driving and listening to music|
|Mother's Name||Not Known (Died)|
|Father's Name||Sahabzada Fazal-ur-Rehman Afridi|
Javed Afridi (Cousin)
|Sister||4 (name N/A)|
Girlfriends/Affairs/ Marital Status and More
1 more (born in February 2020)
|Educational Qualification||Not known|
|Profession||Pakistani Cricketer (All-rounder)|
|Brands Endorsed||Afridi is associated with several brands that contribute immensely to his income. He is the brand ambassador of leading brands like Pepsi, Habib Bank, Mobilink Head & Shoulders, etc. He also has a clothing brand of his own. Shahid also runs his own Foundation 'Shahid Afridi Foundation'. Forbes listed him amongst the most charitable athletes in the world as most of his income goes down to his foundation.|
Height, Weight, and Figure Measurements
|Height (Approx.)||in centimeters- 178 cm|
in meters- 1.78 m
in Feet Inches- 5’ 10”
|Weight (Approx.)||in Kilograms- 77 kg|
in Pounds- 170 lbs
Extra Ordinary Features
|Race / Ethnicity||Brown|
|Hair Color||Light Brown|
|Favourite Cricketer Batsman||Javed Miandad, Chris Gayle|
|Favourite Bowler||Wasim Akram, Imran Khan|
|Favourite Food||Kebabs, chicken biryani, kheer, and ice-cream|
|Favourite Actor(s)||Aamir Khan, Shah Rukh Khan|
|Favourite Film||Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge|
|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.
- 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 interference in the matter of the "Indian Occupied Kashmir" and take measures to prevent the killing of "innocents."
|Cricket Career||International Debut Test- 22 October 1998 vs Australia in Karachi|
ODI- 2 October 1996 vs Kenya in Nairobi
T20- 28 August 2006 vs England in Bristol
Coach/Mentor Not Known
Jersey Number #10 (Pakistan)
#10 (IPL, County Cricket)
Domestic/State Team ICC 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 field Very Aggressive
Likes to play against India
Favourite Shot/Ball Hit 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 Point In his 2nd ODI match against Sri Lanka in 1996, he scored a 37-ball century.
|Retirement||In July 2010, Afridi announced his retirement from Test cricket. After the 2015 ICC World Cup, he retired from the ODI cricket as well. In February 2017, he announced his retirement from international cricket.|
|Captaincy||Afridi became the captain of his national side for the first time in 2009, when Younis Khan announced his retirement. He was later made permanent captain of the T20 side.|
In March 2010, Afridi was named the ODI captain and led Pakistan in the 2010 Asian Cup, ending as the highest run scorer in the tournament with 384 runs, including two centuries.
On 25 May 2010, he became the captain in all three formats.
Afridi is a Pakistani professional cricketer and former captain of the Pakistan national cricket team. He also holds a record of taking most wickets (97) and most player-of-the-match awards in Twenty20 International cricket.For a start, the slant of his all-round skills only became clear ten years into his career; he is a leg-spinning allrounder. Variety is his calling and as well as a traditional leg-break, he has two googlies, a conventional office and a lethal faster one, though this is increasingly rare. All come with the threat of considerable, late drift. He fairly hustles through overs, which in limited-over formats is a weapon in itself and the package is dangerous.
Afridi is married to his maternal cousin Nadia Afridi and has four daughters: Aqsa, Ansha, Ajwa, and Asmara. Afridi was drafted to the Pakistan senior national team after fine performances at the under-19 championship circuit starting the 1994–95 season. Playing for the Karachi Whites, he helped his team win the title the following season picking 42 wickets in five matches at an impressive average of 9.59. Later that season, Afridi had played against the visiting England A and West Indies Youth teams and a few first-class games for Karachi Whites in the senior National Championship.
Shahid Afridi Net Worth
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|Estimated Net Worth in 2023||$35 million|
|Estimated Net Worth in 2022||$30 million|
|Previous Year's Net Worth (2021)||Not known|
|Annual Salary||Not known|
|Cars & Bikes||Afridi is extremely passionate about cars and bikes. He has a Toyota Land Cruiser, Range Rover, Bentley, BMW 5, Suzuki Hayabusa, Yamaha V Star 650, Harley Davidson V-Rod Bike, Porsche Panamera and Mazda RX-8.|
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Shahid Afridi Foundation
Shahid Afridi Foundation, founded in March 2014, was a step towards a better Pakistan by the famous cricketer Shahid Afridi also known as Boom Boom worldwide. The organization was established with the purpose of improving the living conditions of the poor and destitute in society. The first project of the foundation was the successful development of a hospital in Tangi Banda Village of Kohat with the name of “Sahibzada Fazal Rehman Memorial and Charity Hospital”. The foundation also worked on the water shortage issues in the villages of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa by fixing simple hand pumps. It also gave scholarships to 12 deserving students of Farabi Government School in the year 2014 and shortlists candidates each year to proceed with the tradition. SAF also displayed support for Dar-ul-Sukun (Karachi) by adopting the special children’s ward on 16th October 2015.
On 26th October 2015, the dedicated team visited victims of the Hindu Kush Earthquake in Lady Reading Hospital and provided the donation of Rs. 5 million. The foundation also played a vital part in the heat trauma in June 2015 that attacked Karachi and other areas of Sindh. They joined hands with Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Center’s ward 5 to bid immediate support for the heatstroke victims. Being a sports person Shahid Afridi promotes sports for the progress of a healthy life that is why he built a basketball court in a school of Karachi. And very recently SAF has collaborated with Pakistan Association Dubai to build a Fitness & Rehab Centre for the Pakistani community in Dubai. Earlier this year Lala also came up with the idea of releasing Pakistani prisoners from Dubai central jail and with the assistance of Dubai police, 30 prisoners were sent back home. With the passage of time not only the SAF community has expanded but the charities collected from fundraising events have also multiplied. The team is enthusiastic to continue these operations further with advanced plans and techniques.
Shahid Afridi Foundation (SAF) has the vision to create an ocean of love, happiness, and peace for the needy and destitute in Pakistan through the support and encouragement of its followers and donors. The objective is to establish a healthy, stable, and secure life for the underprivileged people of the country, especially children. They aspire to transform the lives of their people by generating rays of hopes through their services and programs.
Similar to other Non-Profit organizations, Shahid Afridi Foundation (SAF) also has a simple vision to help the world enjoy peace and equality through the improvement of health and education. SAF wants to see Pakistan and its people educated and healthy in the upcoming years, saved from all social evils.
The goal of Shahid Foundation is to go global and create an alliance with other reputable foundations to serve people irrespective of race, religion, national origin, and color. Shahid Afridi Foundation’s mission and vision are based on five core values that are followed throughout the organization by each member both seamlessly and religiously.
Shahid Afridi Foundation Faith: Performing activities and programs in a way that builds faith amongst the public, donors, and Corporate Partners.
Shahid Afridi Foundation Charity: Striving to generate funds for deserving and vulnerable groups in order to elevate their morale and generate hope.
Eternity: Providing a source of help and sustenance for life with the model of empowerment.
Shahid Afridi Foundation Community: Engaging volunteers, leaders of the community, public figures and other non-profit organizations to develop successful programs and plans that ultimately provide benefits to the deserving citizens.
Shahid Afridi Foundation Equity: Contributing to ensure fair and impartial practices in the belief that all humans should be treated equally in society, and in terms of access to healthcare, education, living standards and rights.
Some 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.
What Did Shahid Afridi Say?
“I Don’t Judge Anyone Or Meddle In People’s Life,” Afridi Tweeted On Sunday. “I Expect The Same Too From Others. May Allah Bless My Daughters And Daughters/Women All Over The World! Let People Be.
Who Gave The Name Boom Boom To Shahid Afridi?
“Ravi Shastri” Afridi Revealed That It Was a Former Indian Cricketer And Current Coach Ravi Shastri. The Pakistan All-rounder, Who Announced Himself On The International Stage With A Record-breaking 37-ball Century, Was Known As ‘boom Boom’ For His Explosive Style Of Play.