Former Pakistan fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar has clarified that he stepped in to stop discrimination based on religion against Danish Kaneria, who was targeted by “one or two” team-mates because he is a Hindu.
Akhtar on Thursday had claimed that Kaneria faced discrimination at the hands of a few Pakistani players, who were reluctant to even eat with him.
“We, as a society, should realise that this should be nipped in the bud. I had told them (the players) I will throw you out if you talk like this (about Kaneria’s faith). Because this is not our culture,” Akhtar said in his Youtube channel on Saturday night.
“There is an unwritten contract that we got to respect every player no matter what. But there was some hesitation shown by a few players, but this is not our team’s code of conduct. This is just one-two players and these kinds of players are there all over the world,” he added.