Shahid Afridi, the 36 years old former Pakistani T20I captain expresses his desire to enter politics after ending his playing career, but for now his main focus is on his charity work. He added “I wish to enter politics, however, some well-wishers have advised me against it,” reported by latest web monitoring.
He questioned, “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 organization,” he said his main focus is on his Shahid Afridi`s Foundation and is keen ambition to establish a school for the less privileged.
During an interview, Pakistan’s dashing all-rounder Shahid Afridi has quashed talk of retirement, saying he will continue playing for his country in Twenty20 Internationals though there were questions about his future role after Pakistan failed to qualify for the knockout stages of the 2016 World Twenty20 in India under his leadership.
“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 said.
The talented player is currently representing Hampshire in the England’s Domestic T20 competition.
Earlier, Afridi was not included in the boot camp ahead of Pakistan’s tour of England, with many pundits suggesting it was time for the flamboyant all-rounder to call time on his two-decade-long career.
On April 3rd 2016, Afridi resigned as Pakistan’s T20I captain after the national side’s poor performance in the Asia Cup and World T20 tournaments.