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Safyaan Mohammed Sharif, known as Safyaan Sharif, is a Scottish cricketer who has played for the Scotland national cricket team, Kent County Cricket Club, since 2011. He is a right-hand fast-medium bowler and right-handed batsman. Sharif is also listed as the most famous cricketer.
|Safyaan Mohammed Sharif
|Date of Birth
|May 24, 1991
|Huddersfield, Yorkshire, England
|30 years old
|6 feet 1 inch (1.82 m/ 182 cm)
|62 kg (136 lbs)
Safyaan Sharif Early Life and Background
Born on May 24, 1991, Safyaan Mohammed Sharif hails from Huddersfield, Yorkshire, England. He is 30 years old and comes from a Christian family. His zodiac sign is Gemini. Safyaan Sharif holds Scottish nationality; however, his ethnicity is not known.
Safyaan Sharif has yet to share his early life details. His father’s and mother’s name are also yet to be disclosed; however, they migrated to Scotland from Pakistan.
The 30 years old cricketer stands at the height of 6 feet 1 inch (1.82 m/ 182 cm) and weighs around 62 kg (136 lbs). His educational background also has yet to be disclosed.
Safyaan Sharif Career
Safyaan Sharif started his international career on June 29, 2011. In the 2011-13 Intercontinental Cup One Day competition, he played for Scotland in an ODI (One Day International) against the Netherlands, taking 4 for 27. The following month, he played two more ODI against Sri Lanka and Ireland at the Grange, Edinburgh.
In September 2011, he followed with a first-class debut in the 2011-13 ICC Intercontinental Cup against Namibia. He also made four List A appearances against English countries and four Twenty20 appearances against the hosts. In his Twenty20 match, he took eight wickets at an average of 10.37, with the best figures of 3/29.
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In February 2012, Sharif played against the United Arab Emirates in the Intercontinental Cup, making his second first-class match. Later on, he became a part of Scotland’s squad for the World Twenty20 Qualifier.
In the World Cup Qualifiers against New Zealand, his fast-medium bowling played a massive role in Scotland’s success. Safyaan Sharif took 14 wickets at 23.92 apiece. Sharif made his T20I debut on March 13, 2012, against Kenya.
In March of 2018, Sharif took his first five-wicket haul in ODI’s against Zimbabwe in the 2018 World Cup Qualifiers. Resulting in a tie, Sharif was named player of the match with figures of five wickets for 33 runs off 8.4 overs. Then, the game ended in a tie, and at the end of qualifiers, the International Cricket Council (ICC) named him the star of Scotland’s squad.
Sharif was in Scotland’s squad for the 2019 ICC T20 World Cup Qualifier tournament in September 2019. With thirteen dismissals in seven matches, he was the lead wicket-taker for Scotland. Sharif was also named in Scotland’s provisional squad for the 2021 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup.
In May 2018, the English side Derbyshire County Cricket Club signed Sharif to play in the 2018 T20 Blast and 2018 Royal London One-Day Cup. Next year, in the 2019 Global T20 Canada tournament, Sharif was selected to play for the Edmonton Royals franchise team.
In the 2019 inaugural edition of the Euro T20 Slam cricket tournament, Sharif was chosen to play for the Glasgow Giants. The game was canceled later on.
Safyaan Sharif Relationship Status
Safyaan Sharif is married to his wife, Safina Sharif. Before taking their vows, they were in a relationship for at least one year. The pair got married on August 7, 2015, and have been together since. The couple has been together for over six years.
Safyaan is a father of two children; however, the pair have not disclosed their names. However, on their social media, it is clear that the son is the eldest.
Safyaan Sharif Net Worth
Safyaan Sharif has been playing for Scotland since 2011. He is estimated to earn around $300,000 playing for Scotland. Hence he is making a handsome amount of money.
Sharif’s estimated net worth is around $1.5 million.
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Safyaan Sharif Social Media
Safyaan Sharif is an active social media user. He is available on Instagram as well as Twitter. Safyaan goes by the handle @safyaansharif50 on Instagram and @Safyaan50 on Twitter.
Sharif often shares photos of his wife and kids and his games. He has accumulated 3k followers on Instagram and 4.5k on Twitter.