new Delhi: Former England captain Nasser Hussain has said that he was fortunate that he was raised in a middle class family in a multi-culture society and played his cricket in a multi-culture club like Essex.
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Hussain said, ‘I faced very little racism in Essex. I was born in India and grew up in Ilford. Due to ignorance of Hussein surname and the name Nasir, I got to hear some comments due to ignorance.
He said, “I was lucky that I played for Essex where our middle order consisted of Nadeem Shahid, Saleem Malik and me. I grew up in Ilford where I grew up in multi-culture counties.” was.
Nasir said, “My father and his cricket school had British West Indian, British Indian and British Pakistanis and we used to laugh a lot with each other when India-Pakistan match or if England lost to West Indies.”
Significantly, Nasir Hussain made his ODI debut against Pakistan on 30 October 1989. He played the first Test in the year 1990 against the West Indies.