Shoaib Malik | Family, Wedding Pics, Age, Biography, Education, Height, Scandal, Weight, Wife, Wiki & More
Born: February 1, 1982 (age 35), Sialkot, Pakistan
ODI debut (cap 128): 14 October 1999 v West Indies
ODI shirt no: 18 (formerly 6)
Last ODI: 23 October 2017 v Sri Lanka
Test debut (cap 169): 29 August 2001 v Bangladesh
T20I debut (cap 10): 28 August 2006 v England
Shoaib Malik (Punjabi, Urdu: شعیب ملک; born 1 February 1982) is a Pakistani cricketer and former captain of the Pakistani side. He made his One-Day International debut in 1999 against the West Indies and his Test debut in 2001 against Bangladesh. On 3 November 2015, he announced his retirement from Test cricket and says his focus is to play in the 2019 Cricket World Cup.
Shoaib Malik has taken over 100 ODI wickets, and has a batting average in the mid 30s in both Test and ODI cricket. His bowling action has come under scrutiny (particularly his doosra) but he has had elbow surgery to correct this. Malik was ranked second, behind teammate Shahid Afridi, in the ICC ODI all-rounder rankings in June 2008. In March 2010, Malik received a one-year ban from international cricket from the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB); the ban was overturned two months later. On 13 September 2017, Malik became the highest run–scorer in T20I for Pakistan
In 2002 Shoaib married Ayesha Siddiqui. The marriage lasted till 2010. Just days after denying that he even knew her, former Pakistan cricket captain Shoaib Malik divorced his first wife Ayesha Siddiqui from Hyderabad, India under a compromise ahead of his marriage to Indian tennis player Sania Mirza. On 12 April 2010, Malik married international Indian tennis player Sania Mirza in an Islamic wedding ceremony at the Taj Krishna Hotel in Hyderabad, India followed by Pakistani wedding customs for a mahr of ₹ 6.1 million (US$137,500). Their Walima ceremony was held in Lahore, Pakistan
Real Name Shoaib Malik
Profession Pakistani Cricketer (Batsman)
Physical Stats & More
Height in centimeters- 178 cm
in meters- 1.78 m
in Feet Inches- 5’ 10”
Weight in Kilograms- 70 kg
in Pounds- 154 lbs
Body Measurements – Chest: 40 Inches
– Waist: 32 inches
– Biceps: 13 Inches
Eye Colour Brown
Hair Colour Black
International Debut Test- 29 August 2001 vs Bangladesh in Multan
ODI- 14 October 1999 vs West Indies in Sharjah
T20- 28 August 2006 vs England in Bristol
Coach/Mentor Not Known
Jersey Number #18(Pakistan)
#18(IPL, County Cricket)
Domestic/State Team Sialkot Stallions, Delhi Daredevils, Asia XI, Pakistan, Lancashire, Chittagong Kings, Uva Next, Pakistan All Star XI, Khulna Royal Bengals, Barbados Tridents, Hobart Hurricanes, Warwickshire, Comilla Victorians, Karachi Kings
Nature on field Calm
Likes to play against India
Favourite Shot Cover Drive
Records (main ones) He has played in every position from 1 to 10 in ODIs.
Career Turning Point Triangular series in 1999 against West Indies and Sri Lanka in Sharjah where he was the 2nd highest wicket-taker with 9 wickets.
Date of Birth 1 February 1982
Age (as in 2017) 35 Years
Birth Place Sialkot, Punjab, Pakistan
Zodiac sign/Sun sign Aquarius
Hometown Sialkot, Punjab, Pakistan
School Not Known
College Not Known
Educational Qualifications Not Known
Family Father- Malik Saleem Hussain
Mother- Sultana Malik
Shoaib Malik with his mother
Brother- Adeel Malik (Younger)
Shoaib Malik brother Adeel Malik
Hobbies Reading and watching football and tennis
Controversies • In 2010, just before marrying Sania Mirza, a Hyderabad girl Ayesha Siddiqui claimed that he married her over phone and then dumped her without taking divorce.
In 2010, he got a 1 year ban from international cricket from the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for causing friction within the team, but was abandoned after 2 months.
Favourite Cricketer Batsman: Sachin Tendulkar, Viv Richards, AB de Villiers, Virender Sehwag and Kumar Sangakkara
Bowler: Wasim Akram
Favourite Food Chicken
Favourite Actor Amitabh Bachchan, Salman Khan and Sanjay Dutt
Favourite Actress Sushmita Sen, Humaima Malik and Juggun Kazim
Girls, Family & More
Marital Status Married
Affairs/Girlfriends Sania Mirza (Tennis Player)
Wife Ayesha Siddiqui (2002-2010)
Shoaib Malik with his Ex-wife Ayesha Siddiqui
Sania Mirza (Tennis Player)
Shoaib Malik with Sania Mirza
Salary Not Known
Net Worth Not Known
Some lesser known facts about Shoaib Malik
Malik as a child was scolded from his family for playing cricket, as they were worried about his studies.
In 1993, he attended Imran Khan’s cricket coaching centre in Sialkot.
He took part in the trials for the U-15 World Cup 1996, and got selected in the squad.
His bowling action is almost similar to that of Saqlain Mushtaq.
He played his debut ODI match in 1999, after replacing an injured Saqlain Mushtaq.
He was the captain of Pakistan from 2007 to 2009.
As a result of team politics and loosing the trust of fellow team-mates like Mohammad Yousuf, Younis, Shahid Afridi, Shoaib Akhtar, and Abdul Razzaq, he was released from the duties of the captain in 2009. He was even considered as a termite and a negative person in the Pakistani dressing room.
In 2015, he announced his retirement from Test cricket after slamming a career-best 245 against England.
His favourite football team is Manchester United.
Under his captaincy, Sialkot Stallions (Faysal Bank T20 Cup team) made a record 8 domestic T20 titles.
His wedding ceremony to Sania Mirza in 2010 at the Taj Krishna Hotel in Hyderabad costed around 6.1 million (US$137,500).