Pakistan’s cricket sensation Shaheen Shah Afridi celebrated his 23rd birthday on Thursday, April 6, 2023, with his family, including his father-in-law, the former national team captain Shahid Afridi. They marked the occasion by cutting a birthday cake and taking memorable pictures together.
Shahid Afridi shared some of the happy clicks from the celebration on his social media handle and wrote, “Happy birthday, Shaheen! Stay happy.” The young cricketer’s youthfulness and skills have been a significant asset to the Pakistani national cricket team, and he has proved himself to be a talented athlete as well as a loving and valued family member.
Shaheen Shah Afridi is all set to return to international cricket after a four-month hiatus due to a knee injury. He was named in the Pakistan squads for the series against New Zealand, which will be played in Lahore, Rawalpindi, and Karachi from April 14 to May 7. Shaheen had missed five Tests and three ODIs against England and New Zealand post the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022.
The emerging cricket star, who has taken 99 Test, 62 ODI, and 58 T20I wickets, staged a remarkable comeback in the Pakistan Super League 8, where he inspired Lahore Qalandars to become the first side to successfully defend the title. Shaheen’s own performance was outstanding with the bat and the ball as he scored 133 runs at a strike rate of 168.35 and grabbed 19 wickets at an economy rate of 9.13.
Shaheen’s birthday celebration with his father-in-law, Shahid Afridi, was a heartwarming moment for Pakistani cricket fans who have long admired the Afridi duo for their contributions to the game. The designated area for the party was decorated with party banners and lights, and the two Afridis were seen in a jovial mood as they spent the day together.
Shaheen Afridi is married to the eldest daughter of the legendary all-rounder, and fans across the country and the world wished him on his special day. As he returns to international cricket, cricket enthusiasts and his fans have high hopes for him, and he has already proved his mettle as a valuable player for the Pakistani team.