Shahid Afridi’s daughter Parents: Shahid Afridi Siblings: Ansha Afridi Grandparent: Sahabzada Fazal-ur-Rehman Afridi Former Pakistan cricket captain Shahid Afridi on Tuesday shared a heartwarming photo of himself with his daughter Aqsa on her 19th birthday. The caption included along with the photo read: “Happy 19th to my dearest one! Loads of love and prayers.” The photo shows Afridi lovingly kissing his daughter on the forehead as he hugs her. Another birthday today: Mohammad Hafeez wishes daughter Emaan a happy birthday The post also includes a photo of the cake the family enjoyed on the occasion, a beautiful red and gold creation, with macaroons, chocolate balls, Ferrero Rocher chocolates and an assortment of matching flowers. Twinkling fairy lights and candles added warmth to the display. Last week, Afridi refuted rumours that his daughter is unwell and said false news is circulating on social media. Afridi said social media users should be more responsible and not spread false rumours. Read more: Shahid Afridi says daughter isn’t unwell, incorrect rumours floating on social media Speculation had arisen on social media that the former Pakistan skipper, who is captaining that Galle Gladiators nowadays, left the Lanka Premier League 2020 midway due to a “personal emergency” because his daughter had been hospitalised. Earlier this month, Afridi wished another one of his daughters a happy birthday. “Happy Birthday meri pyari beti!” Afridi wrote. “I’m blessed to have my daughters around me. Thank you, Allah, for the blessings.” The all-rounder has five daughters namely Aqsa, Ansha, Ajwa, Asmara and Arwa.
His First ODI Performance & First Cricket Record Were At The Age Of 16 Afridi has had luck on his side from day 1. In 1996, merely at the age of 16, he made his debut in the world of cricket. He was the leg-spinner replacement for the injured Mushtaq Ahmed during the four-nation Sameer Cup 1996-97 against Kenya. The very next day, against Sri Lanka, Boom Boom broke the record for the fastest century in ODI cricket with just 37 balls, including 11 sixes, making another record of the most 6s in an ODI innings. Boom Boom Used Sachin Tendulkar’s Bat For His Fastest ODI Century When he was flown-in to bat in place of Ahmed, he did not have his own cricket bat at the time. Waqar Younis gave him Tendulkar’s bat to use in the match against Sri Lanka, his second career match. With 11 6s, in just 37 balls, he became the fastest ODI century title holder. For his good looks, charm, charisma and his sophisticated taste in fashion, Lala won the Lux Style Award for ‘Most Stylish Sportsmen’ in 2007 & 2011. He really knows how to carry himself, whether it be in the field or out on the streets. Main Hoon Shahid Afridi Is A Tribute To The Cricketer The movie ‘Main Hoon Shahid Afridi’ is a Pakistani movie inspired by the cricketer. The story is about a small boy who wants to follow the path full of dedication and honesty like his idol, Shahid Afridi. The audience loved every bit of the emotional roller-coaster, gaining it a massive amount of positive reviews. He Has One Of The Worst Batting Averages With a batting average of 23.31, he is amongst the 87 batsmen who have more than 4,000 runs in ODI matches. Lala’s Bowling Average Was Second Worst Despite being able to take more than 250 wickets in ODI, out of 22 bowlers, Afridi’s bowling average of 33.68 was considered as the second-worst average. Most ‘Man Of The Match’ Rewards Amongst Team Pakistan Lala has received the most amount of awards for his performances in both bowling and batting to be the most award-winning cricketer amongst Pakistani cricket team. Second Most Out By Ducks 29 times Duck dismissals made him the second batsmen to be dismissed with most Ducks. Took Team Pakistan To Semi-Finals First Time After 1999 World Cup After the 1999 World Cup, Pakistan failed to make it to the Semi-Finals, but under the Captaincy of Boom Boom Afridi, not only did the Green Shirts made it to the Semi-Finals but also won the second T20 World Cup. Board Member For Anti-Polio Campaigns In Tribal Areas Afridi was appointed by UNICEF as a board member for anti-polio campaigns in tribal areas. He was nominated amongst 20 other sportsmen for ‘Most Charitable Athletes‘ in 2015. In 2014, he started his own NGO known as Shahid Afridi Foundation to help the underprivileged.