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We were lucky enough to catch up with Shahid ‘Lala’ Afridi at the Conrad a day before the PSL Opening Ceremony and here’s what he had to say about building bridges with people of the world, especially at a time when the world was becoming more and more polarised.

“Cricket, in fact sport in general, is something that brings people together,” he said. “We aren’t playing in Pakistan yet but players from all over the world are coming to Dubai to play for Pakistan Super League. That is quite an achievement and it’ll help build cricket stronger back home. It’s important for our players to play internationally like this; it’s morale boosting for our youngsters to share the dressing room with top international players. This is beneficial, it’s entertainment. Until international cricket is played in Pakistan, League Cricket will keep the international vibe alive for Pakistan.”

Watch the interview here and get a copy of Instep on Sunday for the full interview…