Cricketer Shahid Afridi in his recent statement has said that he believes the Taliban in Afghanistan have come back with a positive mindset.
In his recent media talk, he said that he thinks Afghan Taliban will allow cricket to flourish in Afghanistan since they love the game. The cricketer added that it is a positive development that the Taliban are allowing women to work in Afghanistan. He said that the series with Afghanistan would have happened but the coronavirus situation in Sri Lanka had worsened hence the series were postponed.
Shahid Afridi said that allowing women to participate in politics and government shows a ‘positive’ mindset of the Afghan Taliban. His statements regarding the Taliban are making rounds on Indian media. He has earlier spoken in favor of IIOJK. The cricketer has several times lashed out at India for severe human rights violations in IIOJK.
Former Pakistani cricketer Shahid Afridi bats for the Taliban in #Afghanistan; says they've come with a positive frame of mind.@SAfridiOfficial adds, "They're allowing ladies to work. They love & support cricket as well." pic.twitter.com/fAFFNJ7q3f
— Asianet Newsable (@AsianetNewsEN) August 30, 2021
The cricketer during his media talk in Karachi hinted that the next season of the Pakistan Super League might be his last. He is mulling to play the next season with Quetta Gladiators.
A few days ago, Shahid Afridi had advised girls to spend life according to the teachings of Islam. He said this while addressing a ceremony at the Bakhtawar Girls Cadet College in Nawabshah. During his visit, Afridi lectured the female cadets on women’s rights in Islam. He spoke at length about his life as a cricketer and how he turned towards preaching religion.
He urged the female cadets to focus on study and take part in sports. “Focus on your studies, social media and mobile phones are time-wasting tools,” he said.
He said at one point in his life, he was disappointed as certain captains wanted to end his career. “However, I got a lot of help from Islam and Tableegh,” he said.