Shahid Afridi, former Pakistan Cricket Captain and given the title of Boom Boom by his fans for his blistering batting style, is opening his Cricket Academy in Karachi. The news came directly from him, and his fans consider it the perfect decision to further his legacy.
The all-rounder has collaborated with the Legends Arena Karachi, where he will create a state-of-the-art cricket academy for the young and new talent in Karachi. This is a much-appreciated and needed step that several other legends should have taken.
He announced this in a statement on social media, saying:
“I am thrilled to announce my association with Legends Arena. I will be running my cricket academy, L.A Boom Boom Cricket Academy, which will provide the highest level of coaching and training to young and professional cricketers.”
“Legends Arena offers state-of-the-art pitches that are approved by the English Cricket Board, providing an ideal platform for aspiring cricketers to hone their skills. The academy will focus on developing young talent, nurturing their abilities, and instilling in them a winning attitude that will help them achieve their goals.”
“Join me at Legends Arena and be part of the cricketing revolution that is taking place in Karachi. We are committed to providing world-class facilities and training programs that cater to the needs of all sports and fitness enthusiasts.”
This is not the first time he has taken steps to improve cricket in the country. involved in numerous initiatives to promote and develop cricket in the country. Earlier this year, Shahid Afridi took another step towards this mission by laying the foundation stone for a new cricket academy at the Sariab Sports Complex in Quetta.
The academy, which will be established under the Shahid Afridi Foundation, aims to provide professional training and coaching to aspiring cricketers in the region. This initiative is a part of Afridi’s broader vision to encourage young talent and create opportunities for them to showcase their skills on a global platform.
In addition to this, Afridi launched the Mega Star League (MSL) in the previous year, which saw the participation of several former cricketers such as Misbah-ul-Haq, Abdul Razzaq, and Inzamam-ul-Haq.
The league was a huge success, with thousands of cricket enthusiasts tuning in to watch the games. Through MSL, Afridi provided a platform for retired cricketers to showcase their talent and relive their glory days.
It is worth noting that Shahid Afridi served as the interim Chief Selector at the age of 46. During his tenure, he implemented several measures for the betterment of the national cricket team. He introduced a merit-based selection system and focused on grooming young talent.
Cricket enthusiasts and experts alike have widely acknowledged his efforts. Afridi’s contributions to the sport of cricket in Pakistan have been immense, and his efforts continue to inspire and motivate young cricketers across the country.