Shahid Afridi aims to run cricket academy in Karachi


Karachi: Former flamboyant international cricketer Shahid Afridi said he would love to run a cricket academy for youngsters in the metropolis. 

Afridi toured his childhood ground here named ‘TMC’ Cricket Ground and met his coaches whom he had worked with during the early days of his career. Speaking to media on the occasion, Afridi expressed the hope to form a cricket academy at the ground.

“I started my career from this ground and a lot of memories are tied from it. It is great to be back here after so many years,” said Afridi.

“If a cricket academy establishes here, I would love to run it by myself and groom as youngsters,” he added.

It must be noted here that Afridi remained one of the hard-hitting batsmen around the world. The all-rounder played 27 Tests, 398 ODIs, and 99 T20Is for Pakistan during his career spread over 18 years.

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