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Danish Kaneria accuses Shahid Afridi of forcing him to accept Islam

Danish Kaneria alleged that Shahid Afridi forced him to accept Islam, adding that the cricketer mistreated him for being Hindu. In response, Shahid Afridi took a strong stance and denied the allegations.

Former cricketer Shahid Afridi has denied the allegations leveled at him by former Pakistani Test cricketer Danish Kaneria.

In a recent interview with an Indian media outlet, Danish Kaneria alleged that Shahid Afridi forced him to accept Islam, adding that the cricketer mistreated him for being Hindu. Currently, Danish Kaneria is under the ban for being involved in a spot-fixing case.

On Friday, Shahid Afridi took a strong stance and denied the allegations. He said at that time, he was himself trying to understand religion. Afridi also questioned the character of Kaneria.

Shahid Afridi said that Danish Kaneria brought a bad name to the country and ended his career for being involved in a spot-fixing case. Afridi believes Kaneria is blaming him for gaining some cheap publicity. He also questioned the timings of the allegations leveled by Kaneria.

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“He is accusing me to get cheap fame and make money. Kaneria was like my younger brother and I played with him in the department for many years,” said Shahid Afridi.

The former captain asked, “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,” Afridi concluded.

Shahid Afridi faces criticism

Currently, Shahid Afridi is facing some criticism on social media for expressing his likeness to the current premier Shehbaz Sharif. In his recent statement, he also criticized Imran Khan.

A barrage of criticism poured in on social media against the cricketer. Shahid had denied reports of contesting the next possible general election from the platform of PTI.

He, however, was of the view that the elected government had the right to complete its term. Shahid Afridi expressed his frustration over the current political turmoil in Pakistan. The cricketer seemed to be agitated with the steps of the opposition to topple the sitting government of PTI.

Afridi said that every elected government has the right to complete its five-year term. The cricketer added that it will take years to rectify and clean the entire political system. Later, Afridi congratulated Shehbaz Sharif for becoming the prime minister which irked many of his followers.