Meet Family Of Danish Kaneria Most Successful Pakistani Spin Bowler
Dinesh Prabha Kaneria represented the Pakistani national side at Test and One Day International between 2000 and 2010. A right arm leg spinner known for his well-disguised googly. He is fourth on the list of bowlers with most Test wickets for Pakistan, behind only fast bowlers Wasim Akram, Waqar Younis and Imran Khan. Kaneria was the second Hindu after Anil Dalpat, and seventh non-Muslim overall to represent Pakistan in international cricket. Kaneria played 61 Test matches for Pakistan and took 261 wickets at an average of 34.79. He represented the team only in 18 ODIs taking 15 wickets with an average over 45. In Test cricket, Kaneria’s best bowling performance in an innings was seven wickets for 77 runs whereas his best performance in a match was 12 wickets for 94 runs, both against Bangladesh. He also took 15 five-wicket hauls in Test cricket, and achieved seven and six wickets in an innings on four and three different occasions respectively. After allegations of being involved in spot fixing, Kaneria was given a lifetime ban by the England and Wales Cricket Board , preventing him from playing in matches under their jurisdiction. He subsequently filed an appeal against the ban, but this was rejected in July 2013.In October 2018, Kaneria admitted to his involvement in 2009 spot fixing scandal. Kaneria is a Hindu and an ethnic Gujarati. He is married to Dharmita Kaneria and has a son Danish Kaneria, Jr. and daughter Parisa Kaneria. He is the cousin of former Pakistani wicket-keeper Anil Dalpat.