Danish Kaneria On Shahid Afridi: Cricket is very popular in both India and Pakistan. Former Pakistan spinner Danish Kaneria has made a big allegation against his former teammate Shahid Afridi in the Pakistan team and demanded the removal of the ban from the PCB.
Danish Kaneria made a big disclosure
Danish Kaneria accused Shahid Afridi of misbehavior and urged the Pakistan Cricket Board to lift his life ban after he was found guilty of spot-fixing charges in 2013. Last year, Shoaib Akhtar made a shocking disclosure on a Pakistani channel that Kaneria was wronged by the Pakistan team for being a Hindu.
Shoaib Akhtar supported
Danish Kaneria said, ‘Shoaib Akhtar was the first person to publicly talk about my problem. To say this how I was treated in the team for being a Hindu. However, he later stopped talking about it after several officials put pressure on him. But yes, it happened to me, Shahid Afridi always let me down. We used to play together for the same team, he used to keep me on the bench and would not let me play ODI tournaments.
Big allegations against Shahid Afridi
Danish Kaneria said, ‘He did not want me to be in the team. He is a liar. However, my focus was only on cricket and I used to ignore all these things. It was Shahid Afridi who used to go to other players and instigate them against me. I was doing well and they were jealous of me. I am proud that I played for Pakistan. I am grateful to PCB for this. The former cricketer said that if he was not under Afridi’s captaincy, he could have played a lot more matches than 18 ODIs.
This request was made to PCB
Danish Kaneria further said, ‘Some false allegations of spot-fixing were made against me. My name was linked with the person involved in the case. He was also a friend of other Pakistani cricketers including Afridi, but I don’t know why I was included in it. I just want to request PCB to lift the ban so that I can do my job. The Karachi-born player also said that he was never involved in any kind of spot-fixing.
Pakistan won many matches
Kaneria played 61 Test matches between 2000 and 2010, taking 261 wickets at an average of 34.79. He represented Pakistan in 18 ODIs with 15 wickets at an average of 45.53. He remains the leading wicket-taker for Pakistan in Tests and is fourth on the all-time list behind Wasim Akram (414), Waqar Younis (373) and Imran Khan (362).