Junaid Khan aims to try his luck in politics after cricket
Test cricketer Junaid Khan aims to follow his family’s footsteps and try his luck in politics if he finds no more opportunities to make a comeback in the Pakistan team.
Test cricketer Junaid Khan expressed high hopes to play once again for Pakistan. “My aim is to make a comeback for my national team. I feel that I have about 4-5 years of cricket left in me,” he said.
“God forbid, if I am not able to make a comeback in the Pakistan side, then I might look for a career in politics as my family is involved in this line of work,” he added.
Hailed from Swabi, Khan disclosed that his father was offered a seat in National Assembly in the 2018 General Election. “In the last election, my father was offered a seat in the National Assembly but he declined.
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We want to regain top spot in ICC T20 rankings: Imad
All-rounder Imad Wasim cannot wait to get back to the playing field saying he wants Pakistan to reclaim their top spot in the International Cricket Council (ICC) Twenty20 rankings through the series against England this summer.
Imad said he was looking forward to the team’s tour to England for three Tests and T20s, as he would return to his routine life.
The 31-year-old, who has scored 952 runs in 53 ODIs for Pakistan, said the England tour was important for the players noting it was the first tour following the Covid-19 pandemic lockdown.
“I am very eager to be back on cricket field. It has been a long time, not only for us but for all sportspersons. They all want to play their sport and want to get back on the field,” a private news channel quoted Imad as saying.
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