Speaking to PTI from Karachi, the 39-year-old stated, past his faith, it was once tricky for him to take into consideration the rationale at the back of Afridi”s discriminatory behaviour.
“He was once at all times in opposition to me, after we have been enjoying for a similar division in home cricket or enjoying me in ODIs. If one particular person is at all times in opposition to you and you might be in that state of affairs, what different reason why would assume rather then that (faith),” stated Kaneria when requested if he was once a sufferer of non secular discrimination.
Kaneria, who ultimate yr supported Shoaib Akhtar’s declare that he was once handled unfairly within the staff as a result of his faith, stated he can have performed much more than 18 ODIs if it was once no longer for Afridi.
“I may just no longer play extra ODIs as a result of him and he additionally handled me unfairly after we used to play for a similar division (in home cricket), he was once the captain. He used to stay me out of the facet and continuously he would do the similar in ODIs with none reason why.
“He used to enhance others however no longer me. Thanks to almighty, I nonetheless went directly to play so much for Pakistan and I may just no longer be extra happy with that.”
Kaneria stated he was a standard member of ODI squads however rarely were given to play, blaming Afridi once more for that.
“I used to be a leg spinner and so was once he. That was once one more reason. He was once a large superstar and enjoying for Pakistan anyway and to regard me like that, I may just no longer perceive why.
“They used to mention two spinners cannot play within the 11. They used to mention my fielding was once a subject matter in limited-overs cricket. You inform me who have been the supremely have compatibility leaders at the moment? There have been just one or two excellent fielders. Pakistan was once by no means identified for fielding anyway.
“When no longer enjoying world cricket, he used to come back again and drop me from the departmental staff.”
Kaneria, who was once discovered in charge of spot-fixing along Mervyn Westfield whilst enjoying for English county Essex in opposition to Durham in 2009, has been pleading for PCB”s assist for a very long time. He desires to come back again into the PCB fold and serve the sport once more.
“I do not wish to play the faith card. All I would like is PCB’s enhance. If they are able to permit Mohammad Aamir, Salman Butt again into the gadget, why no longer me?
“Yes, I made a mistake however so did others. They cannot use and throw me like a rest room paper. I’ve served Pakistan for a very long time they usually must enhance me in the end those years”
Kaneria performed maximum beneath the captaincy of Inzamam-ul-Haq. He stated Inzamam and Younis Khan supported him essentially the most.
“I performed beneath Moin Khan, Rashid Latif, Inzy bhai, Younish bhai. I performed little or no beneath Afridi. Inzy bhai and Younis bhai supported me so much and this is a reality.
“However, Inzy bhai does not discuss me definitely in public however I can at all times be grateful to him for his enhance. I flourished beneath him,” Kaneria added.
Source: sports activities.ndtv.com