Former Pakistan Cricketer Danish Kaneria has went up to level serious allegations against ex-Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi for discriminating and mistreating him during his playing days for being a Hindu. Kaneria said Afridi never wanted him on the Pakistani cricket team and he also used to reach out to other players and provoke them against him. Danish Kaneria termed Shahid Afridi a characterless and a liar.

Danish Kaneria while taking to IANS made shocking revelation. He said  “Shoaib Akhtar was the first person to talk about my problem in public. Hats off to him for saying it (how I was mistreated in the team because of being a Hindu). However, he was later pressured by several authorities. He then stopped talking about it. But yes, it did happen to me. I was always degraded by Shahid Afridi. 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. Danish Kaneria further added “He didn’t want me to be in the team. He was a liar, manipulator… because he’s a characterless person. However, my focus was only on cricket and I used to ignore all these tactics. Shahid Afridi was the only person who would go to other players and provoke them against me. I was performing well and he was jealous of me. I am proud that I played for Pakistan. I was grateful,”

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