Shahid Afridi, Pakistan’s former cricketer has additionally thrown his weight behind the Taliban after Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan and stated the fear outfit has include a “constructive thoughts” to energy.
In a video clipping tweeted by Pakistani journalist Naila Inayat, Shahid Afridi will be seen telling reporters that the Taliban is “permitting ladies to work”, and “likes cricket”.
Shahid Afridi: Taliban Got here With A Very Constructive Thoughts
Former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi is somebody who at all times loves the limelight and continues to do the identical after his worldwide retirement as effectively. Shahid Afridi made a stunning assertion to the media on Monday (August 30), claiming that the Taliban, who’ve taken over Afghanistan not too long ago, have include a ‘constructive thoughts’.
“Little doubt Taliban have come. However, they’ve include a really constructive thoughts. They’re permitting women to work. They’re permitting them to take part in politics. They’re supporting cricket…And I imagine the Taliban like cricket quite a bit,” Afridi informed reporters.
The 46-year-old Shahid Afridi’s assertion additionally come days after a suicide bombing at Kabul airport killed at the least 170 individuals, together with 13 US safety personnel. The 46-year-old, who will likely be enjoying his final match for Pakistan Tremendous League, added, “Taliban loves cricket.” He additional inspired their involvement and stated it might assist cricket develop.
Shahid Afridi final performed worldwide cricket for Pakistan greater than 5 years in the past in 2016 however has continued to participate within the PSL ever since its inception effectively into his forties. Shahid Afridi performed 27 Exams, 398 ODIs, and 99 T20Is between 1996 and 2018. He scored 11196 runs throughout codecs and took 541 wickets as effectively.
He burst onto the worldwide stage with a 37-ball century in October 1996 which was then the quickest hundred in ODI historical past, a report that remained intact for over 17 years earlier than New Zealand allrounder Corey Anderson broke in 2013, taking one much less supply. AB de Villiers then broke the report in 2015, hitting a century in mere 31 deliveries.
Imran Khan Supported The Taliban On Quite a few Events
Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan has supported the Taliban on quite a few events up to now. In July, earlier than the fear outfit forcefully took over the Afghanistan authorities, Imran Khan stated the Taliban aren’t some “navy outfits however regular civilians”, and requested how the nation was presupposed to hunt them down when it had three million Afghan refugees on the border.
In an interview, Imran Khan burdened that Pakistan hosts three million Aghan refugees of which the bulk are Pashtuns, the identical ethnic group because the Taliban fighters.
“Now, there are camps of 500,000 individuals; there are camps of 100,000 individuals. And Taliban isn’t some navy outfit, they’re regular civilians. And if there are some civilians in these camps, how is Pakistan presupposed to hunt these individuals down? How will you name them sanctuaries?” he argued.
Later in August, Imran Khan, who has publically endorsed the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan, stated that his nation is reaching out to all “Afghan leaders” and urged different international locations to “keep engaged”, to economically assist individuals within the war-ravaged nation.
After the hostile takeover of Afghanistan, the Taliban has re-imposed repressive legal guidelines and retrograde insurance policies on Afghan ladies that outlined its 1996-2001 rule after they enforced their model of Islamic Sharia regulation.