In the previous 5-6 months, former Pakistan spinner Danish Kaneria has been very vocal about his worldwide profession and the varied controversies he acquired embroiled in. Kaneria had earlier supported Shoaib Akhtar’s claims of discrimination against him, saying that he would take the names of the accountable cricketers quickly. Akhtar had alleged that his former teammate Kaneria confronted discrimination by the hands of some Pakistani cricketers, who had been reluctant to even eat with him as a result of he’s a Hindu.
Now, Kaneria has accused former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi because the one who handled him unfairly all by his profession. Kaneria went on accountable Afridi for his quick restricted-overs profession.
Speaking to PTI from Karachi, the 39-year-previous mentioned, past his faith, it was tough for him to consider the explanation behind Afridi’s discriminatory behaviour.
“He was always against me, when we were playing for the same department in domestic cricket or playing me in ODIs. If one person is always against you and you are in that situation, what other reason would think other than that (religion),” mentioned Kaneria when requested if he was a sufferer of non secular discrimination.
Kaneria, who final yr supported Shoaib Akhtar’s declare that he was handled unfairly within the group due to his faith, mentioned he may have performed much more than 18 ODIs if it was not for Afridi.
“I couldn’t play extra ODIs due to him and he additionally handled me unfairly once we used to play for the identical division (in home cricket), he was the captain. He used to maintain me out of the facet and infrequently he would do the identical in ODIs with none cause.
“He used to assist others however not me. Thanks to almighty, I nonetheless went on to play so much for Pakistan and I couldn’t be extra pleased with that.”Kaneria mentioned he was once an everyday member of ODI squads however hardly acquired to play, blaming Afridi once more for that.
“I was a leg spinner and so was he. That was another excuse. He was a giant star and enjoying for Pakistan anyway and to deal with me like that, I couldn’t perceive why.
“They used to say two spinners can’t play within the eleven. They used to say my fielding was a difficulty in restricted overs cricket. You inform me who had been the supremely match fielders at the moment? There had been just one or two good fielders. Pakistan was by no means identified for fielding anyway.
“When not enjoying worldwide cricket, he used to return again and drop me from the departmental group.”Kaneria, who was discovered responsible of spot-fixing alongside Mervyn Westfield whereas enjoying for English county Essex against Durham in 2009, has been pleading for PCB’s assist for a very long time. He desires to return again into the PCB fold and serve the sport once more.
“I dont want to play the religion card. All I want is PCB’s support. If they can allow Mohammad Aamir, Salman Butt back into the system, why not me?”Yes, I made a mistake however so did others. They can’t use and throw me like a bathroom paper. I’ve served Pakistan for a very long time and they need to assist me in any case these years”Kaneria performed most underneath the captaincy of Inzamam-ul-Haq. He mentioned Inzaman and Younis Khan supported him essentially the most.
“I performed underneath Moin Khan, Rashid Latif, Inzy bhai, Younis bhai. I performed little or no underneath Afridi. Inzy bhai and Younis bhai supported me so much and it’s a reality.
“However, Inzy bhai doesn’t discuss me positively in public however I’ll always be grateful to him for his assist. I flourished underneath him,” Kaneria added.
(with PTI inputs)