Out of all the complex deliveries, that Shahid Afridi has had hit for a six, these three have been the most natural to come by and the Imran Khan
protégé feels, they will take him farthest.
He may not be altogether wrong.
Anti India Rants
Starting 2016, as run-up to retirement from T20 international
cricket, Shahid Afridi laid foundation of his political ambitions.
What garners most interest to Pakistani radicalised population? Mention
the Kashmir word, and the Pakistani media swoons over to by his side. He not only gets the attention, he grabs their fantasy, by declaring the same in Indian backyard, Mohali, after the T20 in March 2016.
Upon retirement from international cricket in 2017, Afridi goes Boom Boom on twitter and media on Kashmir plebiscite, while clueless on facts on withdrawal of Pakistani forces from occupied territories and calls
to explain genocide of Muslims elsewhere in Pakistan.
Like Imran Khan, Afridi has laid foundations of his political career based on rants and
ramblings, rather than some research work any issue.
From “Kaun Musalman Kaun Hindu(Both Alike) to Reprimanding a “Blasphemous
Daughter” against Indian Customs
Shahid Afridi’s Changing Colour to that of a Radical Islamist
“I had asked my wife to watch them alone(Indian Serials showing Indian Culture) and not with the kids”.
Sounds apt for a middle class working Pakistani, torn between an aesthetically aware wife, love for shared culture abhorred diabolically by the systematic brainwashed radical Islamist mindset
put in place by power-hungry Military-Mullah nexus.
But does it suits a prolific International Cricketer, who has played countries around the
globe, having varied religions, cultures and race. One expects, despite nationality and background, playing together creates a bond with The Others, if not respect. Collective effort by 24 individuals on the field, be it from any side, instils
a universal brotherhood. Wide, inclusive perspective in life, with international exposure, is common human experience for any person having empathy, but not in the case of Mr Boom Boom.