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Shahid Afridi wants to join politics after cricket

DECCAN CHRONICLE.
Published Jul 12, 2016, 3:30 pm IST
Updated Jul 12, 2016, 4:01 pm IST
Pakistan all-rounder says he wants to serve his people, but has he retired yet?
After two decades of international cricket, the 36-year-old, fondly called ‘Boom Boom’, wants to join politics. (Photo: AFP)
 After two decades of international cricket, the 36-year-old, fondly called ‘Boom Boom’, wants to join politics. (Photo: AFP)

Mumbai: Former Pakistan T20I skipper Shahid Afridi talks like he bats. His words are either beyond the fence or misunderstood. After two decades of international cricket, the 36-year-old, fondly called ‘Boom Boom’, wants to join politics.

The all-rounder – who often announced retirements only to make a comeback – believes politics will help him serve people.

 

On the sidelines, he would also carry on with his charity work.

“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,” he told BBC Urdu.

The cricketer is aware that he even without politics, he can serve his people through his social work. Hence, he is also keen to establish a school for the underprivileged children under the name ‘Shahid Afridi Foundation’.

But hold on, he still isn’t retiring; he, in fact, said he would continue to play for Pakistan in the shortest format.

 

“I wish to continue playing limited-over cricket whether it is at national or domestic level or leagues, I think I am fit for the game,” he added.

He captained Pakistan in the ICC World Twenty20 earlier this year.

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