The former Pakistani captain Shahid Afridi has dismissed all the accusations that Danish Kaneria had laid against him a few days ago and has said that Kaneria is doing so only to get “cheap fame and money”.
Danish Kaneria, while talking to an Indian YouTube channel Sports Tak, had said that Afridi didn’t use to select him in the playing XI of departmental games when he was the captain of Habib Bank Limited, the department team which the two of them were a part of.
Kaneria had also said that Afridi used to provoke other players of the team against him and he used to do all that because of the fact that Kaneria was of a different religion.
While Afridi, who is one of the superstars in Pakistan, didn’t respond to those accusations immediately, he recently talked to Geo News and answered all the questions which were asked to him related to Kaneria.
“Why didn’t Kaneria complain at that time itself?” asks Shahid Afridi
Shahid Afridi said if Kaneria felt that he was being bullied and being discriminated against, then why he didn’t complain about it to the chairman of Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) immediately. Even if he didn’t directly complain to the PCB, he should have complained to the department team Habib Bank Limited itself.
Why he didn’t do that at that time itself and why he is bringing all this up after so many years, that’s what Afridi asked. But, in that interview that Kaneria gave to the Indian YouTube channel, he also said that he had complained about Afridi to the PCB, but the PCB bigwigs didn’t do anything about it and Afridi went unchecked.
Shahid Afridi, however, dismissed all the allegations of Kaneria and said that nothing of the sort happened. According to Afridi, the only reason Kaneria said those things is because he wants his name to circulate in the news again. Fame and money are the only things he is after.