Afridi Vows to Bring Cricket to Canada
After his loyal services for his country over a 20-year long epoch, Pakistan cricket superstar and all-rounder Shahid Afridi now intends to take his game of cricket to Canada. While on a trip to Canada, Afridi, was requested by the mayor of Toronto John Tory talked about the probability of bringing cricket to Canada.
Afridi said “This is a great honor for me to be here”, Shahid Afridi quoted as he stood tall with Tory and Shan at city hall. “This is my fourth trip to Toronto. Such a stunning country, such a gorgeous city” said Afridi.
Afridi, who is nicknamed “Boom Boom” for his forceful batsmanship, started playing cricket professionally at the age of 16. With his success, he took over as captain of the Pakistan national cricket team in 2009.
At the occasion, Mayor Tory said: “We are looking forward to taking you up on your offer of some assistance with our youngsters and others who are fascinated with cricket because I know you’ll be a potent influence on them and a helpful influence and we really welcome that.”
“I want to achieve something here for cricket and for some dignified causes as well,” Afridi said.
Afridi, who is operating the Shahid Afridi Foundation, will host a charitable trust event with Islamic Relief Canada in Toronto on Friday and Saturday to generate funds for the Sahbzada Fazal Rehman hospital in Kohat, Pakistan.