Shahid Afridi is a liar and a characterless person, alleges former Pakistani cricketer
Former Pakistan leg-spinner Danish Kaneria has once levelled serious allegations against his ex-teammate Shahid Afridi in an interview.
He accused the former captain of mistreating him during their playing days together. Furthermore, he also requested the *Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) link* to lift the match fixing ban and let him play cricket.
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Talking about Shahid Afridi’s mistreatment towards him, Danish Kaneria alleged that the former captain kept him on the bench during domestic cricket and did’t let him play the one-day tournament.
The former leg-spinner went on to add that Afridi didn’t want him 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,” Kaneria told IANS.
The 41-year-old claimed that he could have been part of the Pakistan’s white-ball team a lot longer than the 18 ODIs he played in had it not been for Afridi. Danish Kaneria also dissociated himself from the spot-fixing controversy, stating that he was never part of it.
“Some false allegations were levelled against me (of spot-fixing). My name was joined with the person involved in the case. He was a friend of other Pakistani cricketers as well, including Afridi. But I don’t know why I was targeted. I just want to request the PCB to lift the ban so that I can do my work.”
He also raised questions over his treatment due to the spot-fixing scandal, which according to him has been different than other players involved in fixing. The former cricket concluded by saying that he isn’t asking for a job from the PCB but just wants his ban lifted so that he can live peacefully.