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“India is not our enemy” – Danish Kaneria blasts Shahid Afridi over the controversial statement

Danish Kaneria Shahid Afridi
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Former Pakistan leg-spinner Danish Kaneria has strongly criticized his teammate Shahid Afridi for terming India an ‘enemy country.’

For the unversed, Kaneria recently revealed in an interview that his Pakistan teammate Shahid Afridi pressurized him to convert to Islam. After such a massive allegation, Shahid Afridi came forward and lambasted Kaneria for enticing religious sentiments by making such comments. Moreover, Afridi also suggested to Danish Kaneria that he should not give interviews with the ‘enemy country.’

However, the former leggie has now hit back at ‘Lala’ by saying that India is not our enemy. He also added that our enemies are those who instigate people using religious cards. Danish Kaneria also revealed that he received career-ending threats when he tried to raise his voice against the forced conversion.

“India is not our enemy” – Danish Kaneria schools Shahid Afridi

“India is not our enemy. Our enemies are those who instigate people in the name of religion. If you consider India your enemy, don’t ever go to any Indian media channel,” tweeted Kaneria, replying to Afridi’s statement.

“When I raised my voice against forced conversion, I was threatened that my career would be destroyed,” he further added.


Earlier, Shahid Afridi questioned Danish Kaneria’s character by bringing up the fixing scandal that ended leggie’s career. He also added if Kaneria had so many issues, why didn’t he complain to the PCB instead of giving these non-sensical interviews.

“If my attitude was bad, then why he did not complain to the Pakistan Cricket Board or the department he was playing for. He is giving interviews to our enemy country which can incite religious sentiments. And the person saying all this, look at his own character,” said Shahid Afridi earlier.

For those who don’t know, Danish Kaneria has represented Pakistan in 61 Tests, picking up 261 wickets at an average of 34.8. He also has played 19 ODIs for the nation, scalping 15 wickets.




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