Shaheen Afridi Biography
(Pakistani Professional Cricketer Who Plays as a Fast Bowler)
Birthday: April 6, 2000 (Aries)
Born In: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan
Shaheen Afridi is a Pakistani cricketer who plays as a left-arm pacer. He hails from Landi Kotal, a small town located in the north-western region of Pakistan. The youngest of seven brothers in the family, Shaheen dreamt of being a cricketer ever since he saw his eldest brother, Riaz Afridi, playing in domestic matches and one international test match. The international media dubs Shaheen as the “Pakistani Mitchell Starc,” comparing him with the Australian fast bowler. The 17-year-old Pakistani cricketer is a hard hitter and excels in fielding too, making him an all-rounder. Shaheen started his international cricketing career with the Pakistani ‘Under-19’ squad for the 2016 ‘Asia Cup’ and put up a brilliant performance. Later, he was selected in the ‘Bangladesh Premier League’ (BPL) team ‘Dhaka Dynamites.’ In the 2018 ‘Under-19 Cricket World Cup,’ he emerged as the leading wicket-taker for his team, and subsequently, the ‘International Cricket Council’ (ICC) named him “the rising star of the squad.” He is a promising young player, and it is highly likely that he will be part of the Pakistani national squad in the coming months.