Pakistan welcomed back players who sold the country, alleges Kaneria
The Danish Kaneria controversy has been hit with a fresh blow by the person of contention himself, as Kaneria uploaded a video on YouTube to take things to an unprecedented height.
Kaneria, who has played 61 Tests for Pakistan claiming 261 wickets, hit back to the critics who are saying he is making up things to gain fame and be under the spotlight.
“To those who are saying I did this for cheap fame and for my Youtube channel, I want to remind them that I did not do it, Shoaib Akhtar spoke about discrimination against me on national television.”
The whole saga indeed had started with Shoaib Akhtar alleging that there had been many a players within the Pakistan dressing room against Kaneria’s presence in the Pakistan national side.
However, Akhtar too has changed his stance on Sunday, as he now claims his allegation that many did not want the former leg-spinner to be part of the national side had nothing to do with his religious faith. Akhtar further added that there had never been a culture of discrimination on the basis of race in the Pakistan team.
But Kaneria, who himself is now serving a life ban because of his involvement in spot-fixing, has something https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=25dkl3Vtgyw&t=7selse in his mind. According to him, there were several players who fixed matches and ‘sold the country’ but still got their place back into the side.
“Some people are talking about me playing for 10 years in the Pakistan side. But that came at the cost of my blood. I donated my blood to the cricket pitch. I never gave up and kept playing even when my fingers were bleeding. And then there are people who have sold their country and still got welcomes in the team. I never sold my country for money,” he snapped.
Kaneria has not named anyone specific to clarify whom he was indicating to.