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'Yes I was mistreated for being Hindu': Danish Kaneria opens up on Hinduphobia in Pak cricket team

Former Pakistani leg spinner Danish Kaneria has opened up on the controversy created by his former teammate Shoaib Akthar.

In a chat show, former Pakistani pacer Shoaib Akhtar said that Danish Kaneira was mistreated by his team-mates because he was a Hindu.

“I used to get livid when anyone was discriminated on the basis of region or religion. A Hindu born in Pakistan is entitled to represent his country. When that Hindu (Kaneria) won us the Test series against England (in 2005), I chided my team-mates for mistreating him,” he said.

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Reacting to Akhtar's statement, Kaneria agreed that he was mistreated by his teammates in the Pakistan cricket team. Kaneria said that Akhtar told the truth. Kaneria added that he'll reveal names of players who didn't like to talk to him as he was a Hindu. He said that he didn't have courage to speak on it, but now he will.

He has played 61 Test matches for the country and has picked 261 wickets but was later banned by the International Cricket Council (ICC) for his alleged role in spot fixing.

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