Shaheen Afridi is a Pakistani cricketer who has made a name for himself in international cricket with his impressive skills on the field. Born in Khyber Agency on 6 April 2000, Afridi comes from a family of cricketers, his father also being a former cricketer.
Afridi made his debut for the Pakistan Under-19 team in 2016 and it was clear from the start that he had a bright future. He played in the 2018 U19 World Cup, where he was the joint-highest wicket-taker for Pakistan with 12 wickets in five matches.
After his impressive performance in the U19 World Cup, Afridi was soon called up to the senior national team. He made his T20I debut against the West Indies in April 2018, where he took two wickets and was named player of the match.
Since then, Afridi has been a regular feature in the Pakistani cricket team, playing across all formats of the game. He has been particularly effective in the shorter formats, where his ability to swing the ball and pick up wickets at crucial moments has helped Pakistan win several matches.
One of Afridi’s standout performances came in the 2019 Cricket World Cup, where he took nine wickets in five matches, including a four-wicket haul against New Zealand. Despite Pakistan’s early exit from the tournament, Afridi’s performance was widely praised.
Afridi’s bowling style is characterized by his tall stature, his ability to generate pace and his ability to swing the ball both ways. He is also known for his accuracy and ability to bowl yorkers, making him a dangerous bowler in the death overs of the match.
Off the field, Afridi is known for his humble and down to earth personality. Despite his success on the field, he remains grounded and focused on improving his game. He is also actively involved in philanthropic work, using his platform to raise awareness about social issues and support charitable causes.