Former Pakistan all-rounder, Shahid Afridi, has announced to run a cricket academy in Gulberg, Karachi. Afridi, on his visit to the TMC cricket ground in Gulberg, Karachi, announced his decision to the excitement of the kids and the fans.
Earlier, Afridi had expressed his desire to coach Under 16 and Under 14 players instead of working with the top-level players. He said that coaching younger kids is much better because they have the desire and ability to learn, and when they hear the experiences, it stays with them for longer periods of time.
I am very happy today, the ground which I am standing on is the one where I learned cricket, on this very ground I started playing cricket and it groomed me to become a better cricketer.
He added that he had been trained by the coaches in the same academy, adding that he is grateful to stand alongside them today. Boom Boom Afridi said that he is planning to start a cricket academy and he will run it himself. Afridi said that he will come to the ground soon to play a night match with the local teams.
Afridi had been in a long-term dispute with the Sindh government over land for a cricket academy. It got settled nearly 3 years ago and finally, Afridi has announced his decision to establish a cricket academy for youngsters.