Shahid Afridi to join politics? Former Pakistan skipper has THIS to say

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 30 June 2019, 08:53 AM
Shahid Afridi also praised Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan’s efforts in politics after retiring from cricket
Shahid Afridi also praised Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan’s efforts in politics after retiring from cricket

Shahid Afridi, former Pakistan captain on Friday in a television show hinted at joining politics. Afridi was in speaking in Pakistan news channel ARY’s exclusive World Cup 2019 show Har Lamha Purjosh. According to media reports, Afridi while replying to a question of making his own party, Afridi said he has no such plans, however there are fifty percent chances to make his political debut but he cannot give any official statement yet.

Shahid Afridi also praised Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan’s efforts in politics after retiring from cricket. He further said it’s too early to comment on current Government’s performance.

Afridi earlier also has hinted at joining politics. "I wish to enter politics, however, some well-wishers have advised me against it. In my eyes, a politician is a servant of the people and he should serve people," Afridi had said in an interview with BBC Urdu.

The leg-spinner all-rounder said he can also serve people through charity. "I can also serve the people without entering politics through my welfare organisation," he said and added that he wants to open a school for the under-privileged through his Shahid Afridi Foundation.

Earlier this year, Shahid Afridi released his autobiography ‘Game Changer’. The book is co-authored by Afridi and journalist Wajahat S Khan. He was lambasted over sexist remarks in the book where he said he won’t let his daughters play outdoor sports.

"It's for social and religious reasons that I've made this decision regarding my daughters not competing in public sporting activities and their mother agrees with me," wrote Afridi."The feminists can say what they want; as a conservative Pakistani father, I've made my decision," he added.In the book, the cricketer also unleashed withering criticism against old teammates -- including erstwhile World Cup captain and current Prime Minister Imran Khan -- and admitted to being slightly older than previously reported, drawing accusations he was not the youngest player to set the record for scoring 100 runs in an international.

First Published: Sunday, June 30, 2019 08:53 AM
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