Danish Kaneria
Danish Kaneria. Credit: Getty Images

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Shahid Afridi has landed himself in hot soup as former Pakistan spinner Danish Kaneria has made a startling accusation against the ex-captain. Last year, former Pakistan fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar had revealed that Danish Kaneria was mistreated by his teammates because he was Hindu. To which, Kaneria had said Akhtar and Inzamam-ul-Haq had always supported him. He never brought the names out in public but he will soon make the revelation.

Kaneria was the second Hindu player for Pakistan after Anil Dalpat. The tainted spinner, who was involved in match-fixing scandal, played for the national team between 2000 to 2010. Dalpat, the other player, to play for Pakistan was incidentally his uncle who played around the 1980s.

Danish Kaneria
Danish Kaneria. Credit: Getty Images

Danish Kaneria: Shahid Afridi had been against me, kept me out of the one-day side

Former Pakistan spinner Danish Kaneria said Shahid Afridi was against him since the beginning. However, he did not clarify if it was due to his faith, but said that Afridi always wanted to keep him out of the one-side. Kaneria also added that, Afridi used to keep him on bench and as a result he used to play only two-three ODIs every year.
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Shahid Afridi (Photo by Jan Kruger-IDI/IDI via Getty Images)

“Shahid Afridi had been against me since the beginning. He kept me out of the one-day side. When we used to play together for the same department, he used to keep me on the bench and didn’t let me play the one-day tournament. I only played 16 ODIs in my 10-year career as I used to get only two or three matches every year,” Kaneria told Sports Tak in an interview on Friday.

Kaneria had picked up 261 wickets from 62 Tests and has been regarded one of the finest spinners for Pakistan.

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