Wants to join politics after cricket says Shahid Afridi


New Delhi: Pakistan’s former T20I skipper Shahid Afridi has expressed his desire to enter politics so that he gets an opportunity to serve the people. However, he would be focusing on his charity work as of now. In an interview with reporters, Afridi also said that he has no plans to make a comeback to the 50-over format. He retired from the format at the 50-over world cup in 2015.

Afridi keen on playing in Big Bash Afridi also said that many people have advised him not to join politics, but he believes that a politician is a servant of the people and thus he should serve people. The 36-year-old also said, that he is currently involved in a lot of charity work, and this allows him to give something back to the society.

"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 told media, reports the Express Tribune. However, the 36-year-old veteran cricketer also made it clear that he would continue to play for Pakistan in the T20Is.

"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," added Afridi. The all-rounder further disclosed that he is keen to establish a school for the less privileged through his Shahid Afridi Foundation.