”I had gone through all that”, Danish Kaneria makes shockingly bold claim against Shahid Afridi

''Shoaib Akhtar had spoken the truth and I had gone through all that''.

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Cricketer Shahid Afridi has been accused of mistreating Pakistan’s highest wicket-taker as a spinner, Danish Kaneria, while he was part of the team green.

Kaneria said that the former Afridi had been against him since the beginning of his career.

Previously, Shoaib Akhtar said that Kanaria’s religion was the reason the Pakistani cricket team discriminated against him.

“Shoaib Akhtar had spoken the truth, and I had gone through all that. Shahid Afridi had also been against me since the beginning. He kept me out of the one-day side,” Kaneria shared in an Instagram live session while talking to Sports Tak.

Right-arm leg spinner, known for his well-disguised googly, said that both of them used to play for the same department, but he was rarely given a chance to be on the field.

“I only played 16 ODIs in my 10-year career as I used to get only two or three matches every year”, emphasized Kaneria.

However, Afridi claimed that he could not recall any such time when he or any other teammate looked down upon Kaneria, specifically because of religion.

“Never heard or came to know of any such thing in my entire association with Danish Kaneria at any level of cricket we played together,” said Afridi.

Back in 2012, Kaneria was found guilty of his involvement in the Mervyn Westfield spot-fixing case. Following the case, The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) banned him for life.

The former Pakistani spinner played 61 Test matches for Pakistan and bagged 261 wickets at an average of 34.79.

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    Voter (82 posts)

    اچھا ہوا اس کو برطانیہ کی عدالت نے سزا دی ورنہ اس نے کہنا تھا کہ میں ہندو تھا اس لیے سزا دی۔

    (7 posts)

    If he was ever marginalized for his religion than that should be condemned everywhere but kaneria is now playing a religion/mainority card… To me, he was and will always be remembered as a match fixer like butts, asifs etc. I would have never played him in one days, he was a terrible fielder.. still remember he gave away 4 extras while throwing a ball to wicket keeper from mid on. It was WC 2003 match against Australia I believe.

    Minister (3k + posts)

    It is nor an issue how terrible Keneria was. The issue here is that  in the justice Qayom enquiry there were many names who were match fixers. These players were not punished and also these were rewarded by giving major positions. The players who were proven match fixers in that enquiry were Wasim Akram, Waqar Younus, Inzamam and  Mushtaq. Kenerua is saying why there is a different law for them ?

    Minister (3k + posts)

    The question here is about treatment by Afridi given to Kaneria Before British court’s verdict on Kaneria. Afridi has a pretty chequered but lucky past, I would not hold it past him to be a bully or ruffian. Afridi tried to get a PTI ticket by offering money and then sided with Nawaz Sharif’s PML-N this should tell us something about his thinking.

    People do discriminate based on religion all over the world, we must correct it.

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