Kanpur: Fielded from Phulpur as the Congress candidate for the Lok Sabha elections, cricketer Mohammed Kaif today said politics is like a second innings for him and he would give equal attention to both his game and politics.
“I was born and brought up in Allahabad. I have played cricket in the streets of this city. People looked at me with pride when I played for India. I am hopeful that they will support me,” Kaif told PTI over phone. “After cricket, politics is like a second innings for me.
I hope to be as successful in politics as I was in cricket,” he said.
Asked if he would now retire from cricket, Kaif dismissed the idea and said he would give equal attention to both politics and his game.
“I am in form now. I have played two good innings scoring 80 and 70 in Jaipur only a few days ago,” he said.