17 Facts About Shaheen Afridi

1. Shaheen Afridi made his international debut for Pakistan in April 2018 and his Test match debut for the national team in December 2018.

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2. Shaheen Afridi was named as the captain of the Lahore Qalandars for 2022 Pakistan Super League in late 2021.

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3. Shaheen Afridi belongs to the Zakhakhel Shaheen Afridi tribe of the Pashtuns.

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4. Shaheen Afridi grew up in Landi Kotal, a town in Khyber District, Pakistan, on the border with Afghanistan.

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5. Shaheen Afridi is the youngest of seven brothers; his eldest brother, 15 years his senior, is Riaz Afridi who played a solitary Test match for Pakistan in 2004.

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6. Shaheen Afridi started his cricket career from the Tatara Ground in Landi Kotal, which is named after the nearby Tatara hills.

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7. In December 2016, Shaheen Afridi was included in the Pakistan Under-19 cricket team selected for the 2016 Under-19 Asia Cup held in Sri Lanka.

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8. In early September 2017, Shaheen Afridi signed a two-year contract with Dhaka Dynamites, a major Bangladesh Premier League franchise.

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9. In December 2017, Shaheen Afridi was named in Pakistan's squad for the 2018 Under-19 Cricket World Cup.

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10. Shaheen Afridi was the leading wicket-taker for Pakistan in the tournament, with 12 wickets.

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11. Lahore won the fixture by 6 wickets and Shaheen Afridi was named the player of the match.

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12. In July 2019, Shaheen Afridi was selected to play for the Rotterdam Rhinos in the inaugural edition of the Euro T20 Slam cricket tournament.

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13. In October 2021, Shaheen Afridi signed with Middlesex to play in domestic matches in England until July 2022.

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14. In December 2019, during the second Test match against Sri Lanka, Shaheen Afridi took his first five-wicket haul in Test cricket.

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15. In January 2022, Shaheen Afridi was named the Cricketer of the Year by the International Cricket Council.

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16. Shaheen Afridi took 78 wickets in 36 international matches in 2021.

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17. In July 2022, Shaheen Afridi was honoured with a "honorary" Deputy Superintendent of the Police rank in the KPK Police as a goodwill ambassador.

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