Pakistan is not a racist country, says Shoaib Akhtar

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s legendary former fast-bowler Shoaib Akhtar, in a Youtube video on Sunday, responded to the controversy created by his recent statements about the discrimination against Pakistan’s former leg-spinner Danish Kaneria by claiming that Pakistan was not a racist country. The former speedster clarified that it was just one or two players who tried to disturb an overall culture of respect and inclusivity in the national side. “A lot of controversy was created around me in the last couple of days. I wanted to respond point by point. I talked about Danish Kaneria but I was not talking about the team culture. There is an unwritten code that you have to respect every person representing Pakistan. Some players however showed hesitation. These types of players exist everywhere, those that pass racist comments. I dealt with them in an extreme way because that is not our culture,” Akhtar said.

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