Kaneria’s advice to Shaheen
The former Pakistani player did not go easy on the young bowler. Kaneria used some harsh words to demean Shaheen’s caliber while asking him to be ashamed of himself. “Shaheen Shah Afridi. Gh**te ka ace bowler (ace bowler, my foot!). You should be ashamed of yourself the way Vince, Gregory, and Salt have thrashed you. You need to improve your behavior first. You have hardly had any time since starting to play for Pakistan and want to be a star. When you don’t respect your senior this is what happens,” he said on his Youtube channel.
Kaneria also spoke about Shaheen’s poor attitude on the field towards his senior teammates. Kaneria pointed out the clash between Shaheen and Sarfaraz Ahmed during the recently conducted Pakistan Super League 2021. “When Sarfaraz came onto the field after Rizwan was injured, he was trying to raise Pakistan’s spirits and was trying to fire them up and fight. But Shaheen’s reaction towards Sarfaraz was so wrong that it was visible on TV. Show your attitude towards batsmen and not senior players. You will never be successful in cricket unless you respect your seniors,” he said.
“Why are Pakistan even playing cricket?”- Questions Danish Kaneria
Kaneria then slammed the entire Pakistani team for their abysmal performance against England’s ‘B’ team. He questioned Pakistan’s form and asked them to quit the game if they wish to play like this in the future as well.
“It seemed like Pakistan’s B-Team was playing against England’s A-Team and were brutally thrashed, whitewashed 0-3. Where has Pakistan’s performance gone? No doubt Babar Azam has gained his form but what about bowling? “Such a poor performance. Neither they can bowl nor field well and take catches. Why are they even playing cricket? Why are they up to ruin the Pakistan cricket team?”, he said. “England registered a record chase in Birmingham. The wicket was excellent and Ben Stokes knew that. Had the bowlers bowled well, they would have been successful. They tarnished their image by playing like that.