‘Should think before speaking on any matter’: Danish Kaneria slams Shahid Afridi for his speech in PoK

By: Sports Desk |

Updated: May 26, 2020 12:47:35 pm

Danish Kaneria lashed out at former teammate Shahid Afridi for his latest speech towards India and Prime Minister Narendra Modi. (File Photo)

Pakistan spinner Danish Kaneria, who’s presently serving a lifetime suspension from the game, lashed out at former teammate Shahid Afridi for his latest speech towards India and Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The bowler asserted that the all-rounder ought to think before making such assertion and what influence it leaves on Pakistan cricket.

“Shahid Afridi should think before speaking on any matter. If he wants to join politics then he should quit all ties with cricket. It is important to stay away from cricket if you are speaking like a politician. Speeches like these create a negative image of Pakistan cricket not only in India but also around the world,” Kaneria was quoted as saying by India TV.

Kaneria, who has represented Pakistan in 61 Tests and 18 ODIs, additional slammed Afridi for taking assist from Indian cricketers Yuvraj Singh and Harbhajan Singh and venting towards their nation.

“He appealed for help from them and after getting the help you end up saying things about their country and PM. What sort of friendship is this?” questioned Kaneria.

Afridi on his latest go to to Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK) made controversial remarks towards Prime Minister Modi, blaming him for the present scenario in the valley.

He obtained heavy backlash from former India cricketers Gautam Gambhir, Yuvraj Singh and gamers Suresh Raina, Shikhar Dhawan and Harbhajan Singh.

Meanwhile, Kaneria feels that cricketing ties between the 2 neighbours ought to resume and the political tensions between the 2 nations must be resolved with dialogues from the leaders.

“Cricketing ties between the two countries should resume. India and Pakistan have some political tension between them, which the government of both countries should resolve with dialogue so that cricket can return.”

Kaneria is banned from taking part in cricketing actions for his function in spot-fixing incident in England’s County cricket.

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