Shaheen Afridi Biography, Wife, Family, Caste, Education

Early Life and Family Details

Shaheen Shah Afridi also known as Eagle is a Pakistani International Cricketer. He plays as a left-arm fast bowler who can swing the bowl early and is known for taking wickets in the first over.

He is the current captain of the Pakistan National Cricket Team in the T20 Format and also the captain of the Lahore Qalandars Franchise in PSL.

Shaheen Afridi was born on 6 April 2000 in Landi Kotal, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Afridi is the youngest in the family of seven Brothers. His elder brother Riaz Afridi is also a fast bowler who has played one Test Match for Pakistan. He also has a cousin, Yasir Afridi, a professional Pakistani footballer.

Father Profession

Shaheen was born in the Phastun family. Shaheen Afridi’s father, Ayaz Khan, served as a government officer and held the position of a Subedar in the Khyber agency force. Ayaz Khan has always supported his son’s dreams of playing cricket.

Career Journey

He started playing cricket with a tennis ball cricket in the hills of Landi Kotal, a tribal area near Afghanistan. His elder brother, Riaz, recognized Shaheen’s talent as a fast bowler and mentored him in the early stages of his cricketing career.

Shaheen was selected for the Pakistan under-19 cricket team at just 16 years of age before making his debut in first-class cricket. Shaheen performed well in the 2016 under-19 Asia Cup. In 2017, he made his first-class debut in the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy. Afridi made the record for best bowling figures by a Pakistani Cricketer in his debut match. Afridi took 8 wickets for just 16 runs.

Afridi continues to perform well as he was the leading wicket-taker for pakistan in the 2018 U19 Cricket World Cup. This led to Afridi’s selection in the Lahore Qalandars Squad for the 2018 PSL.

Shaheen Afridi’s Fastest Ball

Afridi has amazing bowling speed, he can consistently bowl at a speed of above 140kmph. Afridi bowled his fastest delivery clocking 154.2kmph against South Africa, making him one of the fastest bowlers in the world.

Shaheen Afridi Biography

  • Full Name: Shaheen Shah Afridi
  • Nick Name: Eagle, Shaheen
  • Profession: Cricketer (Bowler)
  • Age: 23 Years
  • Date of Birth: 6 April 2000
  • Birthplace: Landi Kotal, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan
  • Family Caste: Pashtun
  • School: FATA Education System
  • Education: Matric
  • Zodiac Sign: Aries
  • Nationality: Pakistan
  • Religion: Islam
  • Jersey Number: #40 (Pakistan national cricket team)

Physical Stats & More

  • Weight: 70 KG
  • Height: 6 feet 5 inches (199 cm)
  • Eye Colour: Black
  • Hair Colour: Brown
  • Batting Style: Left-Handed
  • Bowling Style: Left-Arm Fast-Medium

Family Members

  • Wife/Spouse: Ansha (Shahid Afridi’s daughter)
  • Parents:
    • Father: Ayaz Khan
    • Mother: Not Known
  • Siblings:
    • Brothers: Riaz Afridi & 5 others
    • Sister: None
Shaheen Shah Afridi Family Members

Wife details

Shaheen Afridi’s wife Ansha Afridi is 21 years old. Born on 6th December 2002 in Karachi, she is the second eldest daughter of former Pakistani cricketer Shahid Afridi.

Net Worth & Salary

  • Per Month Salary: 45 Lacs (PCB A Contract Player)
  • PSL Salary: 3.5 Crore (2024)
  • Match Fees: Test: 13 Lacs, ODIs: 7 Lacs, T20 5 Lacs
  • Net Worth: 100 Crore

Debut in International Cricket

  • ODI: Against Afghanistan at Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi on 21 September 2018
  • Test: Against New Zealand at Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi on 3 December 2018
  • T20: Against West Indies at National Stadium, Karachi on 3 April 2018.

Domestic & Franchise Teams:

  • Khan Research Laboratories (2017)
  • Dhaka Dynamites (2017)
  • Lahore Qalandars (2018-present)
  • Balochistan (2018)
  • Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (2020-2021)


  • At the age of 19, he became the youngest cricketer to take a five-wicket haul in a World Cup match during the 2019 Cricket World Cup.
  • Shaheen holds the record for the best bowling figures (8 for 39 in the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy) by a Pakistani bowler on his first-class debut.
  • On 30 June 2023, he created history by claiming four wickets in the first over of the innings for Nottinghamshire Outlaws during the T20 Blast encounter against Birmingham Bears.
  • He is the first Pakistani cricketer to win the Garfield Sobers Trophy.

FAQs about Shaheen Afridi

  1. Who is Shaheen Afridi’s brother?
    • Shaheen Afridi has six brothers. His eldest brother, Riaz Afridi, is also a cricketer.
  2. Who married Shaheen Afridi?
    • Shaheen Afridi married Ansha Shahid Afridi, the daughter of former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi, in 2022.
  3. Who are Shaheen Afridi’s parents?
    • Shaheen Afridi’s parents are Ayaz Khan Afridi. Ayaz Khan Afridi was a Subedar in the Khyber agency.
  4. What is Shaheen Afridi’s fastest ball speed?
    • Shaheen Afridi’s fastest ball speed is 154.2 kmph. He bowled this delivery to van der DUSSEN against South Africa in 2021.
  5. What is Shaheen Afridi’s bowling average?
    • Shaheen Afridi’s bowling average in ODI cricket is 23.94. His bowling average in Test cricket is 24.87, and his bowling average in T20I cricket is 22.73.
  6. What are Shaheen Afridi’s career highlights?
    • He is the first Pakistani cricketer to win the Garfield Sobers Trophy.
    • Being named the ICC Men’s Emerging Cricketer of the Year in 2018.
  7. Who is the wife of Shaheen Afridi family?
    • Shaheen Afridi’s wife is Ansha Shahid Afridi.
  8. Is Shaheen Afridi related to Shahid Afridi?
    • While Shaheen Afridi and Shahid Afridi share the same last name, they are not directly related. They are connected through Shaheen’s marriage to Ansha, who is Shahid Afridi’s daughter.
  9. How tall is Shaheen Afridi?
    • Shaheen Afridi stands at a height of 6 feet 5 inches (199 cm).
  10. What is the age of Shaheen Afridi?
    • Shaheen Afridi was born on 6 April 2000, which makes him 23 years old (as of 2023).

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