Kaneria said- I did not have the courage to tell the truth before, but now I will reveal
Shoaib Akhtar said in a chat show – Danish was a Hindu, so he was unfair
Dainik BhaskarDec 26, 2019, 10:24 PM IST Sports Desk. Former Pakistan leg-spinner Danish Kaneria has justified Shoaib Akhtar's allegations of discrimination because of his being a Hindu. Speaking to the news agency Kaneria said, Shoaib has told the truth. I will soon reveal the names of the players who did not talk to me because I am a Hindu.
Pak cricketer Danish Kaneria to ANI on Shoaib Akhtar's claims that Pak players had problems eating with Kaneria as he's a Hindu: He told the truth. I'll reveal names of players who didn't like to talk to me as I was a Hindu. Didn't have courage to speak on it, but now I will. pic.twitter.com/HmeSUhtbUk
– ANI (@ANI) December 26, 2019
Kaneria further added, "Shoaib is a great player. He has the courage to tell the truth. While I was playing, I did not have the courage to tell the truth on these issues. But after Shoaib Bhai's statement, I will also speak. Enji Bhai (Inzamam-ul-Haq), Mohammad Yusuf and Younis Bhai (Younis Khan) also always supported me. I will bring the name of those people who discriminated against me. "
Shoaib said in a chat show – I had a fight with fellow players over Danish.
Former Pakistan fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar said in a TV chat show called Game on, Danish was Hindu. So it was unfair to him. Some players had reservations about why he eats food with us? Shoaib was also accompanied by former captain Rashid Latif and former middle order batsman Asim Kamal in the show. Cricket expert Dr. Numan Riaz was hosting the show.
On the same show, Shoaib had said about Danish, "I had a fight with two-three players. I said that even if someone is a Hindu, he will play. And the same Hindu (Danish) won us the test series. Dr. Riaz said immediately – Danish won. Shoaib further said, the matter will open. But, let me tell some players why they (Danish) are taking food from here. I told him that I (Shoaib) would pick you up from here and throw them out. You will be the captain, of your home. He (Danish) is giving you 6-6 wickets. In England, it was Danish and Shami who won the series. "
Danish Kaneria is the second Hindu to play for Pakistan. Anil Dalpat did this before him. Kaneria took 261 wickets in 61 Tests for Pakistan at an average of 34.79. At the same time, he also played 18 ODIs.
Danish was found guilty of spot-fixing in 2009
The 39-year-old leg-spinner was found guilty of spot-fixing in a 2009 match against Durham. Kaneria played for Essex in that season. In fact, Kaneria had persuaded fellow player Mervyn Westfield to concede 12 runs in an over in an ODI match of the county. After this, the England and Wales Cricket Board had banned the English player for 5 years and had to go to jail.