Tabraiz Shamsi was born in Johannesburg, South Africa, on February 17, 1990. He is the eldest of three children, with two younger sisters. His parents, Nazir and Fatima Shamsi, are immigrants from India.
Shamsi's father was a keen cricketer, and he introduced Tabraiz to the game at a young age. Shamsi began playing cricket for his local club, Kensington Cricket Club, at the age of eight.
Shamsi attended St Stithians College in Johannesburg, where he played cricket for the first team. He was also a member of the Gauteng U19 cricket team.
Shamsi is married to Khadija Shamsi, a real estate agent. They have a daughter together, named Aaliyah.
Shamsi is a Muslim, and he is very proud of his faith. He has spoken about how his faith helps him to stay grounded and focused.
Shamsi is also a very active person on social media. He is known for his sense of humor and his positive attitude.
Shamsi made his first-class debut for Gauteng in 2012. He quickly established himself as one of the leading bowlers in the domestic competition.
In 2014, Shamsi was selected for the Titans franchise in the inaugural South African T20 League. He played a key role in helping the Titans to win the title.
Shamsi made his international debut for South Africa in a T20I match against Sri Lanka in January 2017. He took one wicket in the match.
Shamsi made his ODI debut for South Africa in a match against New Zealand in February 2017. He took one wicket in the match.
Shamsi made his Test debut for South Africa in a match against England in January 2018. He took two wickets in the match.
Shamsi has played 67 ODIs for South Africa, taking 84 wickets at an average of 25.30. He has the best bowling figures for South Africa in ODIs, with 5/28 against Sri Lanka in February 2020.
Shamsi has been one of the most consistent bowlers for South Africa in ODIs in recent years. He is known for his ability to take wickets in the middle and late overs.
Shamsi has played 57 T20Is for South Africa, taking 59 wickets at an average of 26.86. He is the leading wicket-taker for South Africa in T20Is.
Shamsi has been one of the most successful bowlers in the world in T20I cricket in recent years. He is known for his ability to spin the ball both ways and to take wickets at crucial moments in the game.
Shamsi has played eight Tests for South Africa, taking 22 wickets at an average of 32.40. He has a best bowling figure of 5/44 against England in January 2018.
Shamsi has not been a regular member of the South African Test team in recent years. However, he has shown that he is capable of bowling well at the Test level.
Leading wicket-taker for South Africa in T20Is Best bowling figures for South Africa in ODIs (5/28) Best bowling figure for South Africa in Tests (5/44) Wisden Cricketer of the Year in 2022 Awards and Honors
CSA T20I Bowler of the Year in 2020 CSA ODI Bowler of the Year in 2021 Wisden Cricketer of the Year in 2022 Captaincy Stints
Shamsi has never captained South Africa at any level. However, he has captained the Titans in the South African T20 League.
Shamsi has been involved in a few controversies during his career. In 2017, he was fined by the ICC for using inappropriate language on social media.
In 2021, Shamsi was criticized for his celebrations after taking a wicket in a T20I match against England. Some people felt that his celebrations were disrespectful to the English batsmen.
However, Shamsi has defended his celebrations, saying that he is simply passionate about the game of cricket.
Tabraiz Shamsi is one of the most exciting and talented bowlers in the world. He is known for his ability to spin the ball both ways and to take wickets at crucial moments in the game.