Inzamam Ul Haq, former Pakistan captain, has expressed his disappointment at former Pakistan leg-spinner Danish Kaneria’s claims that he wasn’t treated well by his fellow teammates during his career since he is a Hindu.
It all started a few months ago when Shoaib Akhtar revealed that some Pakistani players used to refrain from eating with Danish Kaneria because of his religion.
Danish Kaneria too echoed Akhtar’s statements on his Youtube channel, stating that some of his former teammates used to discriminate with him because of the fact that he is a Hindu.
Inzamam, under whom Danish Kaneria played a majority of his cricket for Pakistan, said that he is shocked by the leg-spinner’s claims, adding that he enjoyed a very good relationship with him.
“But I’m very disappointed and shocked to read media reports in which Danish claims he was not treated well. I think he he played 80% of his international cricket under my leadership and I had a very good relationship with him as I had with all the players” Inzamam Ul Haq waa quoted as saying by ‘The Dawn’.
“He [Kaneria] was one of my main bowlers so I always remained in touch with him. I can tell you he was very comfortable and treated well like all the team-mates.” he added.
“I thought he had the potential to grab more than 500 Test wickets”- Inzamam Ul Haq on Danish Kaneria
Danish Kaneria is the leading wicket-taker  for a Pakistani spinner in Test cricket. He is also the 4th highest wicket-taker for Pakistan in the longest format of the game.
Kaneria’s career was cut short after he was found guilty of luring other cricketers into spot-fixing during his stint in county cricket.
Inzamam reckoned that he was ‘disappointed’ when he heard of Kaneria’s involvement in fixing, adding that he always thought that the leg-spinner had the potential to take 500 Test wickets.
“ I was so disappointed when I heard that Danish is involved in the the fixing scandal and later banned by the England ad Wales Cricket Board. I thought he had the potential to grab more than 500 Test wickets.” he added.