Will Shahid Afridi follow Imran Khan’s path in Pakistan politics?  |  Photo Credit: IANS
- Shahid Afridi was slammed by several Indian cricketers on Twitter for his controversial remarks on Kashmir and PM Modi
- Shahid Afrid has often made headlines for all the wrong reasons since his retirement from international cricket
- Shahid Afridi recently broke his silence on rumours that he might end up joining politics
Shahid Afridi’s political aspirations are hidden to none. Ever since retiring from international cricket, Afridi has been garnering headlines over outrageous remarks against India and the country’s political leaders. Recently, the former Pakistan all-rounder was slammed by many on social media after a video of him went viral where he can be heard making anti-India remarks.
Afridi had paid a visit to Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK) where he made some controversial remarks on Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Kashmir while addressing a gathering. Afridi was slammed by the likes of Gautam Gambhir, Yuvraj Singh and Harbhajan Singh among others soon after his video went viral.
Afridi has been doing charity work through his foundation in the current testing times as Pakistan continues to battle the coronavirus pandemic. However, there have been rumours across the border that Afridi might be keen on joining politics soon. One of the most popular cricketers in Pakistan, Afridi enjoys a huge fan following across the country.
However, the former Pakistan all-rounder made it clear that he has no plans of getting into politics and has been doing charity work to help the poor and needy. Afridi claimed he had received offers from many political parties but has no interest in politics.
“If I wanted to come into politics, I’d have done so long ago as many parties made me offers. I’m doing the work of a politician already by helping people. All parties support me and people support me. But I’ve no political aspirations. I just wish to help people,” Afridi told Hum News in Pakistan.
Afridi further downplayed the comparisons with current Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan, who was an immensely popular cricketer in the country before venturing into politics. Afridi said people should support Khan, who is the hope of the nation and patriotic man.
“Right now, PM Imran Khan bhai is Pakistan’s hope and the children of this country have hopes for a better future. Imran bhai is a very sincere and patriotic person and we should all support him,” said Afridi.