Shaheen Shah Afridi celebrates 23rd birthday with Shahid Afridi

Pakistan fast bowler Shaheen Shah Afridi celebrated his 23rd birthday today (April 6) in the presence of a small group of family members.

The young cricket sensation celebrated his big day with his father-in-law and former captain Shahid Afridi.

The celebration started with the customary birthday cake-cutting ceremony, and former captain Shahid Afridi later posted some charming photos of the two cricketing legends together on social media.

The birthday boy has been included in Pakistan’s squads for the series against New Zealand, which will be played in Lahore, Rawalpindi, and Karachi from April 14 to May 7, marking his comeback to international cricket after a four-month absence.

Following the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022, Shaheen missed five Test matches and three One-Day Internationals (ODIs) against England and New Zealand while he recovered from a knee injury he had acquired in the first Test match against Sri Lanka in Galle in July.

The 23-year-old, who has taken 99 Test, 62 ODI, and 58 T20I wickets, made a stunning comeback in Pakistan Super League 8 by encouraging Lahore Qalandars to become the first team to successfully defend the championship.