Former Pakistan cricketer Danish Kaneria on Saturday said that he played with honesty and hardwork in his 10-year-long cricketing stint for the country. "I never noticed even a single example of any such thing in our team", Inzamam said.
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Gambhir, who retired from all formats of cricket previous year before plunging into active politics, claimed that it showed the "real face of Pakistan".
"Look both Akhtar and Kaneria are retired players they are not contracted to us so they can do or say what they want".
The spinner had later backed Akhtar's explosive claim, and thanked him for "telling the truth to the world".
Kaneria is fourth in the list of bowlers who have taken most Test wickets for Pakistan, behind only fast bowlers Wasim Akram, Waqar Younis, and Imran Khan. The likes of Azhar Ali, Shahid Afridi, Mohammad Yousuf, Inzamam-ul-Haq and Javed Miandad denied that there were any instances of religious discrimination within the team.
The 39-year-old is now serving a life ban after being found guilty of spot-fixing alongside Mervyn Westfield while playing for Essex against Durham in 2009.
Meanwhile, Kaneria cleared out the names of the Pakistan cricketers who had supported him always and asked the cricket fans not to make it a political matter.
"It is fact that I didn't get any support from @pid_gov or @TheRealPCB after the ban and my acceptance, whereas other players in similar situation play for Pak with support from PCB and honoured".
The former leg-spinner later supported Akhtar's claim, saying there were a "few players" who targetted him for being a Hindu during his time with the national team but he never felt the urge or the pressure to change his religion. "Didn't have courage to speak on it, but now I will".
He went further and stated that he is now struggling in his life and needs the support of current Prime Minister of the country and cricket legend Imran Khan to escape his misery. During the chat show, he revealed how Danish Kaneria was mistreated by his fellow cricketers for being Hindu.
"The people of Pakistan never discriminated against me on the basis of religion", he said. However, he had claimed that the Pakistan Cricket Board had treated him unfairly in the spot-fixing issue because he was a Hindu.
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