Junaid wants to start career in politics
Pakistan fast bowler Junaid Khan wants to follow the footsteps of former Pakistan captain Imran Khan. After retiring from cricket, Imran joined politics and is now the Prime Minister of Pakistan. Left-arm pacer Junaid also wants to quit his cricket career and try his luck in politics.
Junaid has taken 189 wickets in 22 Tests, 76 ODIs and 9 T20I matches for Pakistan. The 30-year-old pacer is waiting to return to the national team. If luck does not help, he’ll build a career in politics.
“My aim is to make a comeback for my national team,” he told Pakistani media recently.
“I feel that I have about 4-5 years of cricket left in me and 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. In the last election, my father was offered a seat in the National Assembly but he declined. I would like to pursue a career in politics if I am unable to get into the national side and my interest in politics is to try and do something good for sports in the country.”
Junaid last played for Pakistan in the 2019 tour of England. This left-arm pacer was not included in the squad for the last World Cup. He played his last Test in 2015, T20s in 2014. Junaid made his international debut in 2011.