Former Cricketer and speed star of Pakistan Shoaib Akhtar has claimed that his fellow teammate and leg spinner Danish Kaneria was discriminated in the Pakistan Cricket Team because of his religion.
While talking in a TV Show of Pakistan Television(PTV), Akhtar revealed that once a Pakistan player had an issue with Kaneria eating from the same place as his other teammates.
“I dont want to bring this out in the open but once someone said ‘Sir, why is he eating from here [implying same place as others]’ , I said I am going to throw you out because this man is getting wickets for your country,” Shoaib was quoted as saying by pakpassion.net. “It was said that I had something to do with the win in the England series but the fact is that Danish Kaneria and Mohammad Sami were the real reasons we won”
“So why wasn’t Danish Kaneria given credit? This used to really rile me up,” he said.
“The times I had issues with people was when people spoke about regionalism; when they spoke about being from Peshawar or Karachi, then I used to get really angry,” he said.
Kaneria serve Pakistan Cricket Team for a long time in Test Cricket, he played 61 Test matches for Pakistan and took 261 wickets at an average of 34.79.