Mohammad Kaif contemplating return to politics in the future?
Kaif represented has a forgettable history as a politician.
Updated - Nov 4, 2018 2:02 pm
Mohammad Kaif recently announced his retirement from all forms of the game, bringing an end to his illustrious career that spanned over 20 years. He represented India in 125 ODIs and 13 Tests and is widely regarded as one of the best fielders the country has produced.
After losing his place in the Indian side, he did try to regain his position via the IPL, but that never happened. He tried his luck in politics as well, which didn’t turn out to be great either. Kaif fought in the 2014 Lok Sabha Election from Phulpur, Uttar Pradesh on a Congress ticket and suffered an embarrassing defeat in the hands of BJP candidate Keshav Prasad Mourya.
But in recent times, Kaif had indicated at a possible return to politics in the coming future. The Lok Sabha elections will be held in a few months and the battle is just about heating up. Although it looks highly unlikely that the Indian National Congress would go back to the 37-year-old, Indian politics can get pretty intricate and one cannot place their money on anyone in this field.
“I fought the election on a Congress ticket and lost. As of now, I am not thinking of joining politics and fight elections once again. But you will never say never,” Kaif was quoted as saying.
Want to help youngsters in the academy: Kaif
Kaif noted that serving the people and doing something for the people was his main motive behind fighting elections. He wants to see more cricketers from his state (Uttar Pradesh) make it to the Indian side. As it stands, he only wants to help youngsters grow in academy back in his hometown.
“I found out that politics divides people. I wanted to serve the people and do something for the society, that is why I fought elections. Now I am associated with the game and sharing my knowledge with youngsters in my academy. I want as many players from Uttar Pradesh to the Indian team,” he said.