Former cricket player Shahid Afridi rejected all allegations made against him by former leg spinner Danish Kaneria, claiming that the latter accused him of obtaining cheap fame and money.
Kaneria, in an interview with an Indian TV channel, alleged that Shahid Afridi mistreated him because he was a Hindu and impelled him to convert to Islam.
Talking to a news channel, Afridi rejected all the allegations against him and said he was trying to understand the religion at the time that Kaneria is referring.
Criticizing the former leg spinner, the 42-year-old stated that Kaneria gave a bad name to the country by spot-fixing and putting an end to his career himself. “He blames me for getting cheap fame,” added Afridi.
Afridi said Kaneria was like a brother to him and he always stood up for him. “Why does he make accusations against me now? Why did he not complain to the Pakistan Cricket Board and Habib Bank Limited that I was behaving towards him at that time?” asked the cricket player, adding that everyone is familiar with “his character”.
“He gives interviews to our rival country and evokes religious feelings”, adding that Kaneria made spot-fixing in England and was sentenced there.