Kaneria accused Afridi of mistreating him during his playing days, describing him as a “liar,” “manipulator,” and “characterless guy.”
Shahid Afridi, a former Pakistan cricketer, has retaliated against Danish Kaneria after the latter made serious claims against him. Kaneria had accused Afridi of mistreating him during his playing days, calling him a “liar,” a “manipulator,” and a “characterless guy” who did not want Kaneria to play for Pakistan. He further said that Afridi compelled him to convert to Islam because of his faith and religious convictions.
Rejecting those charges, Afridi stated that he was only beginning to comprehend what religion meant at the time, and that Kaneria “was like my younger brother.” Afridi even questioned Kaneria’s motives, alleging that the claims are just a way for Kaneria to “gain cheap fame and make money.”
According to thenews.com.pk, Afridi said, “And the one saying all this, look at his own character.” “Kaneria was like my younger brother, and I spent many years in the department with him.”
Shahid Afridi did not want me in Pakistan team: Danish Kaneria
Afridi wondered why it took Kaneria so long to admit this if it had happened at all. “Why did he not report to the Pakistan Cricket Board or the department he was playing for if my attitude was bad?” He’s giving interviews to our adversary country that could stoke religious fervor.”
Shahid Afridi didn’t want me to play for Pakistan: Kaneria Kaneria, a Danish player, has previously stated that Afridi did not want him to play for Pakistan and that he “provoked” other national team members against him out of “jealousy.”
“He didn’t want me on the squad,” I explained. He was a liar and a manipulator due to his lack of character. My emphasis, though, was solely on cricket, and I used to dismiss all of these approaches. Shahid Afridi was the lone guy who would go out of his way to instigate other players against me. He felt envious of me since I was doing well. I feel honored to have represented Pakistan. Kaneria had stated, “I was grateful.”
Kaneria, a leg-spinner, took 261 wickets in 61 Tests for Pakistan. He also took 15 wickets in 18 One-Day Internationals. In 2012, the ECB banned him for spot-fixing allegations in English County Championship pro-league matches in 2009.