Shoaib Malik is a Pakistani Cricketer. He also captained the Pakistan Cricket team from 2007 to 2009. He plays for Pakistan National Cricket Team and Peshawar Zalmi in the PSL. Shoaib was born on 1st February 1982 in Sialkot, Punjab, Pakistan. He is a batting all-rounder. His bowling style is right-arm off-break and he is a right-handed middle-order batsman. He is considered one of the best T20 cricketers for Pakistan and he is also the highest run-getter in the T20s. For getting more details about your favorite cricketer Shoaib Malik, read this article till the end.
|Born||1st February 1982|
|Birth City||Sialkot, Punjab, Pakistan|
|Age (as in 2021)||39 Years|
|Height||6 ft. (183 cm)|
|Relations||Sania Mirza (Spouse), Ayesha Siddiqui (Former Spouse)|
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Shoaib Malik used to play tape-ball cricket in his childhood. He realized his potential when he joined Imran Khan’s coaching centers in Sialkot in 1993-94. He initially played as a batsman, and afterward picked bowling. He was chosen for the Pakistan U-15 group after going to preliminaries. He became a part of the team through his bowling abilities. He played for the Sialkot Stallions and also captained the team. Moreover, he has played for:
- Barbados Tridents
- Delhi Daredevils
- Gujranwala Cricket Association
- Karachi Kings
- Pakistan International Airlines
- Hobart Hurricanes
- Pakistan Reserves, and
- Sialkot Cricket Association
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Shoaib Malik was the captain of the Sialkot Stallions. He led Stallions to a world record 8 domestic T20 titles with the final coming on 18th May 2015. In April 2018, he was selected as the captain of Punjab’s side for the 2018 Pakistan Cup.
Shoaib Malik IPL – Career
Shoaib Malik was endorsed by Delhi Daredevils and played in the debut period of the IPL. He could just score 52 runs in 7 matches and got 2 wickets in the competition. He didn’t play in the second edition of IPL because of the strained climate after the 2008 Mumbai assaults.
Shoaib Malik was named the captain of the Karachi Kings in the first PSL competition. His side under his captaincy won just 2 games in the entire competition which additionally impacted his own performance. In the last contest, he gave over the captaincy to Ravi Bopara and showed up as a player in the contest. He was held by the Kings for the 2nd season. He had a vastly improved season contrasted with the 1st, as he made runs in crucial games and finished the season as the third-highest run-getter for his side, smashing 202 runs in 10 innings.
In the 3rd season, he joined the new Pakistan Super League Multan Sultans as captain. He led his side well during the initial segment of the competition yet couldn’t keep up with the form when it mattered, subsequently completing the competition at the fifth spot. He had a good competition with the bat too, scoring 224 scores in 8 innings with a strike rate of 124.44. Because of the end of the Multan Sultans Franchise before the 4th season of the PSL because of fee-payment issues, the PCB made another team briefly named The Sixth Team, of which Shoaib Malik has made the captain. When he was relegated from the Platinum category to Diamond Category and brought by Multan Sultans, Shoaib Malik was selected by Peshawar Zalmi in the 2020 PSL players order and will play in the 2020 PSL addressing Peshawar Zalmi as an all-rounder.
Shoaib Malik played for Barbados Tridents in the first, second, third, fourth, and fifth editions of the Caribbean Premier League from 2013 to 2017. He was endorsed by Guyana Amazon Warriors for the 6th edition of CPL. He was likewise given the captaincy of Guyana Amazon Warriors. He was held by the franchise for the 7th edition of CPL. Malik was supposed to play in the 8th edition of CPL yet he was selected in Pakistan’s side for their visit to England and in this way missed the CPL 2020. However, he got back to Guyana Amazon Warriors again for the 9th season of the CPL in May 2021.
In 2013, he was endorsed by Hobart Hurricanes for the 2013–14 Big Bash League season. He was held by Hobart Hurricanes for the 2014–15 Big Bash League season. Moreover, he was part of the Hobart Hurricanes to play in the 2014 CLT20.
In 2014, he was endorsed by Warwickshire for a six-match bargain for the 2014 T20 Blast. In 2015, Shoaib Malik played for Comilla Victorians in the 3rd season of the BPL. In 2016, he was endorsed by Chittagong Vikings for the 4th edition of the BPL. He was again brought by Comilla Victorians for the 5th and 6th editions of the BPL. He was then endorsed by Rajshahi Royals for the 7th release of the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL).
Shoaib was chosen to play for the Vancouver Knights franchise side in the 2019 Global T20 Canada competition 2019. In November 2019, he was chosen to play for Rajshahi Royals in the 2019-20 BPL. Moreover, he was selected by the Jaffna Stallions for the debut edition of the Lanka Premier League (LPL) in 2020. He was chosen to play for the Jaffna Kings for the 2021 LPL in November 2021.
- Each side in which Shoaib Malik has played not mentioned in this article. The sides for those he played only in one season have been skipped,
- He has played 1 T20I for ICC World XI against West Indies
On 19th April 2007, Shoaib Malik became Pakistan’s 4th youngest captain. He got the victory in his first series as captain, defeating Sri Lanka 2-1. He lost the following two series against South Africa and India. His captaincy endured an aggregate of two years during which he won 24 out of the 36 ODIs, and 12 out of 17 T20Is. His test spell was ineffective, and he figured out how to get just coax out of three, losing the other two.
|5 Man of the Series Awards|
|18 Man of the Match Awards in ODIs|
|Highest run-getter for Pakistan in T20s (1821 runs)|
|Caribbean Premier League Top Runs corer – 2013|
On 12th April 2010, Shoaib Malik wedded Indian Tennis player Sania Mirza in a traditional Hyderabadi Muslim wedding ceremony at the Taj Krishna Hotel in Hyderabad, India followed by Pakistani wedding customs. Their reception ceremony was held in Sialkot, Pakistan. The couple reported their first pregnancy by means of web-based media on 23rd April 2018. Shoaib became the father of a baby boy on 30th October 2018.
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