Shoaib Akhtar lands into hot waters

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Former pacer Shoaib Akhtar has claimed that his teammate Danish Kaneria faced discrimination at the hands of a few Pakistani cricketers, who were reluctant to even eat with him because he is a Hindu.

Supporting Shoaib Akhtar’s claims of discrimination against him, former Pakistan leg-spinner Danish Kaneria said he would take the names of the responsible cricketers soon.

“Shoaib has been a legend of the game. His words are also as blunt as his bowling. When I was playing I did not have the courage to speak on these matters but after Shoaib bhai’s comments, I do. He has always supported me and also Inzy bhai (Inzaman-ul-Haq), Mohammad Yusuf and Younis bhai (Younish Khan),” Kaneria told PTI over phone from Karachi.

However, netizens could not take Akhtar’s claim with a pinch of salt and took a jibe at him for speaking over discrimination at this sensitive time.

@shoaib100mph has always been a source of dissapointment 4 us in one way or the other. Right now at such a senstive moment when Indian media was looking 4 something against Pakistan like a hungry jackle he has fed them with 2 satisfaction.#UnsubscribeShoaibAkhtar #ShoaibAkhtar

— Muhammad Abdullah (@mabdullahtweets) December 28, 2019

#ShoaibAkhtar as far as I remember, he was always injured when it comes to play… Agr fame mil hi gya hai tou use it wisely to promote YOUR OWN Country, not india.. Indians are always looking to bring down Pakistan and here we go.. We have morons like shoaib akhter!

— Jangju (@ghalt_baat_nahi) December 28, 2019

If 3-4 Players have said anything to #DanishKaneria, then the entire nation is not his own… #ShoaibAkhtar should be ashamed today… Told management abat this thing needed to be said on national [email protected] @DanishKaneria_ @TheRealPCBMedia

— Muhammad Ibrahim awan (@ibraheem_awan2) December 28, 2019

 

People like Shoaib akhtar and Ramiz raja always make videos to make the Indians happy so that they can be hired in the Indian channels and also they think that making indians happy will give them alot of followers. #shoaibakhtar

— Dr Imaan Afridi ❌ (@imaan_Afridi1) December 28, 2019

Moreover, Kaneria released a press statement shortly after the controversial remarks went viral on social media. He acknowledge the support of Pakistani players who thoroughly supported him during his career.

Such a courageous and powerful response. Shows your greatness @DanishKaneria_ 👏👏. @ImranKhanPTI should intervene and @TheRealPCB should listen his appeal and restore his career. Give him a chance.#ShoaibAkhtar #DanishKaneria #GiveHimAChance https://t.co/vkbejDgHNS

— Aamir SAmjad (@aamirsamjad) December 28, 2019

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