Shahid Afridi is a famous all-rounder and ex-captain of the Pakistan cricket team. His fans love him for his aggressive batting style. Shahid Afridi announced his retirement from cricket on February 19, 2017. However, he made his return when he was selected as the Captain of World XI against West Indies. On May 31, 2018, Afridi announced his retirement from international cricket from the Lord’s cricket stadium. Shahid Afridi is married to his maternal cousin Nadia Afridi. It is an arranged marriage.
Once when Shahid was out for his tournament just to make fun he told his father to find a girl for his wedding. His father thought he was serious and when Shahid returned Shahid’s father gave him the good news by saying they found a suitable bride for him. Shahid Afridi tied the knot on October 21, 2000, and they have been blessed with five daughters. In 2018, Shahid’s fans went crazy when he uploaded an adorable picture of them celebrating their 18th marriage anniversary. He shared pictures of his wife and daughters and tweeted:
“Celebrating 18 years of marital bliss with a very special woman. Congratulations Nadiaafridi! I wonder which one of us has passed the tolerance test here?”
Shahid Afridi & Nadia Afridi are Blessed with their Fifth Daughter
On February 14, 2020, Shahid Afridi shared his joy with his fans where he welcomed a new member to the family and received wishes and blessings from all over the world. He is enjoying fatherhood for the fifth time. He shared a photo where he is posing with a baby in his hands. Afridi wants to continue the tradition of naming his daughter name from letter A and names of his previous four daughters are also having the initial letter A. Names of his elder four daughters are Aqsa, Ansha, Ajwa, Asmara. On this occasion, Shahid twittered:
“The Almighty’s infinite blessing and mercy are upon me…already having been granted 4 wonderful daughters I have now been blessed with a 5th, Alhamdulillah. Sharing this good news with my well-wishers…”
Shahid Afridi gave an open invitation to his friends, family and fans to suggest the name for a new addition to their family and whichever name he will select the contributor will receive a prize. Reacting to this tweet Rashid Khan, Afghanistan’s star spinner, suggested a beautiful name with the powerful meaning he replied – “Afreen. Means Brave.” At the age of 40, Shahid Afridi has become the father of his fifth daughter which has brought new life and happiness to their family.