Shahid Afridi wishes to enter politics


Pakistan’s ex-T20 captain Shahid Afridi has hinted at entering politics but due to advice from some of his well wishers he has kept a distance from politics. He added that it is his desire to continue playing international cricket and considers himself fully fit for the game.

“I wish to continue playing T20, ODI cricket, whether it is at national or domestic level or leagues … I think I am fit for the game,” he said in response to questions posted by fans on Facebook Live by BBC Urdu.

“I wish to enter politics but some well wishers and elders advice me against it,” the 36-year-old said when asked whether he would be entering politics after having been seen frequently with former Pakistan captain turned politician Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan.

“Who is a politician? In my eyes, a politician is a servant of the people and he should serve people. I can do that without entering politics through my welfare organisation,” he added.

During the live session Shahid Afridi pointed out that he was keen on focusing on his welfare organization and wants to give most of his time to charity work and helping the less privileged people in the society.