I have taken Brian Lara’s wicket 5 times in my career: Danish Kaneria takes a dig at PCB

By: Sports Desk |

Published: April 13, 2020 5:30:02 pm


Danish Kaneria acknowledging the crowd after taking a fifer (File Photo)

Former Pakistan leg spinner Danish Kaneria feels he lacked the support of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) needed to excel and break many records. Kaneria, who has the most number of wickets for Pakistan in the longest format, despite being retired for a decade reacted to a video posted by former Pakistan skipper Inzamam-ul-Haq on his Youtube channel where he talked about Brian Lara’s domination over the spinner.

Inzamam recalled Lara’s 216 against Pakistan under his captaincy in Multan in 2006.

“Danish Kaneria bowled a googly, which he [Brian Lara] played back to the bowler while coming out of his crease. In that moment, Danish said ‘well played Brian’, which prompted Lara into saying ‘okay sir’. But the next three balls were all dispatched over the boundary,” said Inzamam while speaking in a YouTube video.

“I was the captain of the side so I went over to Danish and told him to tease Lara a bit more. I felt that Lara was angry so we might make him throw away his wicket. I placed the fielders on the boundary line in anticipation of the big shots but he still managed to outfox us by dispatching Danish to all parts of the ground,” he added.

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Kaneria was banned for life by England Cricket Board (ECB) after he was found guilty for his involvement in a spot-fixing case in a 2009 Pro40 match between Essex and Durham.

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