Pakistani cricketer Shahid Afridi is a happy dad of five daughters. The youngest of them was welcomed by the family two years ago.
Sahibzada Mohammad Shahid Khan Afridi, better known as Shahid Afridi, is a former Pakistani cricketer and captain. Also known by his nicknames Lala and Boom Boom, Shahid was an all-rounder, right-handed leg spinner, and right-handed batsman.
Shahid made his ODI debut against Kenya in 1996, Test debut against Australia in 1998, and T20I debut against England in 2006.
Over 20 years, the cricketer represented Pakistan in 27 Test matches, 398 One-day Internationals (ODIs), and 99 Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is). He batted 1,716 runs in Tests, 8,064 runs in ODIs, and 1,416 in the game’s shortest format.
Meet Shahid Afridi Daughters: He Is A Father OF Five
Shahid Afridi is a proud Father of five daughters: Aqsa, Ansha, Ajwa, Asmara, and Arwa. The family recently welcomed the youngest of them, Arwa, in 2020.
Sharing the news of the latest addition to his family in February 2020, Shahid tweeted: “The Almighty’s infinite blessings & mercy are upon me…already having been granted four wonderful daughters, I have now been blessed with a 5th, Alhamdulillah.”
Additionally, he requested the fans to suggest a name starting with ‘A.’ The family has a tradition of naming its children, beginning with the letter. He even offered a prize for the winning suggestion.
As soon as Shahid shared the news on Twitter, his fans, former teammates, and colleagues flooded the post with congratulatory messages.
In December 2020, the Muslim cricketer faced the criticism and wrath of netizens after an old video of him emerged where he said that he smashed a TV at his House after seeing one of his daughters imitating an ‘aarti’ scene from an Indian show.
In 2021, Shahid announced his eldest daughter Aqsa’s engagement to fellow cricketer Shaheen Afridi. The two are reported to wed shortly after Aqsa completes her education. The 22-year-old cricketer is one of the fastest-rising talents in the country.
Learn More About Shaheen: Who Are Shaheen Afridi Parents? Father Ayaz Khan And Ethnicity.
In July 2022, Shaheen also opened up about his love life. He talked about his upcoming marriage in an interview, revealing that it was his wish to marry Aqsa, and he was more than happy that the grace of god was fulfilling his desire.
Know About Shahid Afridi Wife Nadia Marriage And Relationship Timeline
Shahid Afridi is married to Nadia Shahid Afridi. Nadia is also his maternal cousin. They got married on October 21, 2020, when Shahid was 23 and Nadia was 16.
Nadia was reportedly born in Karachi, Pakistan, on January 29, 1984. It makes her seven years younger than her hubby. Her zodiac sign is Aquarius.
The homemaker of the Afridi family follows Islam. She is proud and devout in her faith. The whole Afridi family are practicing Muslims.
Although Nadia has Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter accounts, she does not appear very active. From the former, we see that one of the sisters/ Baji recently passed away in January. She shared the sad news, saying her sister was her special friend and second mother.
Information about how the two met or fell for each other is unavailable. However, it appears to have been an arranged marriage, as was common in Pakistan at the time.
Nadia is a highly supportive wife, sharing her hubby’s cricket games and achievements whenever possible. She is also a happy mother, frequently sharing her daughters’ pictures on her Twitter.