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Danish Kaneria calls Shahid Afridi ‘characterless’, admits being mistreated by Pakistan team for being Hindu

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Talking to details agency IANS, Danish Kaneria said that it used to be then Pakistan skipper Shahid Afridi who used to be in opposition to him and that the passe all-rounder used to be ‘liar and manipulator’. 

Danish Kaneria (left) and Shahid Afridi. (Source: Twitter)

Pale Pakistan leg-spinner Danish Kaneria has all over as soon as more advance down closely on his ex-teammate Shahid Afridi, accusing him of mistreatment in opposition to him for the period of his cricketing days in the Pakistan team, and requested the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to select the lifestyles ban imposed on him in 2013 after he used to be discovered responsible of put-fixing. Final twelve months, Shoaib Akhtar – on a Pakistan channel – made a dazzling revelation that the Pakistan team used to be unfair to Kaneria on yarn of he used to be a Hindu.

Talking to details agency IANS on Thursday (April 28), Kaneria said that it used to be then Pakistan skipper Afridi who used to be in opposition to him. “Shoaib Akhtar used to be the main particular person to chat about my command in public. Hats off to him for pronouncing it (how I used to be mistreated in the team thanks to being a Hindu). Nonetheless, he used to be later compelled by quite a lot of authorities. He then stopped speaking about it. But yes, it did happen to me. I used to be continuously degraded by Shahid Afridi. We venerable to play together for the identical department, he venerable to retain me on the bench and didn’t let me play the one-day occasion.

“He didn’t desire me to be in the team. He used to be a liar, manipulator… on yarn of he’s a characterless particular person. Nonetheless, my focal point used to be handiest on cricket and I venerable to ignore all these tactics. Shahid Afridi used to be the handiest one who would recede to other avid gamers and provoke them in opposition to me. I used to be performing neatly and he used to be jealous of me. I’m proud that I performed for Pakistan. I used to be grateful,” Kaneria told IANS.

The passe cricketer said he may perhaps well possible like performed plenty higher than the 18 ODIs he featured in had it no longer been for Afridi. The Karachi-born player also said that he used to be beneath no circumstances fascinated about any longer or less put-fixing.

“Some flawed allegations were levelled in opposition to me (of put-fixing). My name used to be joined with the actual person fascinated regarding the case. He used to be a buddy of other Pakistani cricketers as neatly, along with Afridi. But I don’t know why I used to be focused. I splendid desire to question of the PCB to select the ban so that I’m in a position to terminate my work.

“There are a selection of fixers who bought out of ban. I don’t know why I’m no longer in a location to derive that therapy. I basically like performed for my country and I’ll perhaps well possible aloof be given a possibility love others as neatly. Now I’m no longer even taking half in any international cricket. I’m no longer asking the PCB for any job, however please pick this ban so that I’m in a position to stay peacefully and terminate my work with admire,” the 41-twelve months-passe added.

Shahid Afridi when asked about Shaheen Afridi being in Top 10 of ICC rankings in all three structure…


And his ans is pic.twitter.com/otqlmYcy0G

— Team Shaheen Afridi (@TeamShaheenShah) April 26, 2022

Between 2000 and 2010, Kaneria performed 61 Tests, taking 261 wickets at 34.79. He also represented Pakistan in 18 ODIs, taking 15 wickets at 45.53. He sitll remains the highest wicket-taking spinner for Pakistan in Tests, and fourth in the all-time list in the support of Wasim Akram (414), Waqar Younis (373) and Imran Khan (362).

Nonetheless, his profession bought derailed after he used to be banned for lifestyles from all cricket by the English and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) in 2012 on two costs of put-fixing in the English County Championship skilled-league suits in 2009.

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