‘Is playing for Pakistan not important?’, Danish Kaneria takes a dig at Mohammad Amir

Found guilty for corruption, Leg-Spinner is banned for life by ECB

The right-arm leg spinner known for his well-disguised googly, Danish Kaneria, mocked Pakistan’s left-arm fast bowler, Mohammad Amir, for inclining towards Twenty20 leagues overplaying Test cricket for the national side.

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

The young pacer, who bagged 261 wickets in just 61 Tests and made an appearance in 18 One-day Internationals (ODIs), was labeled in the ECB ruling as having “shown no remorse and sought to cast blame on other plainly innocent persons”.

Soon after that, he retired from Test matches with a record of 119 wickets in 36 Tests at an astonishing average of 30.47.

“The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) supported Mohammad Amir but when we needed him in Test cricket, he retired and started focusing on league cricket,” said Kaneria in a YouTube video.

“Playing for Pakistan is not important for him but league cricket is.”

Amir, with an international debut at 17, was sentenced 3 months in an English jail for corruption and a ban for 5 years for having an integral part in spot-fixing scandal against England in a Test at Lord’s in 2010.

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