New Delhi: England fast bowler Ollie Robinson, who made his Test debut against New Zealand at Lord’s Cricket Ground, has been punished. He has been suspended from international cricket pending the investigation of racial tweets made in the year 2012-13.
British PMO intervention
Now the office of British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has intervened in this matter. PM’s spokesman Oliver Dowden tweeted, ‘Oli Robinson’s tweets were objectionable and incorrect, as well as it is a matter of decades old and he wrote in adolescence. That teenager is now young and taking the right step, he has also apologized. The ECB has crossed the limit by suspending him and the matter should be reconsidered.
Ollie Robinson’s tweets were offensive and wrong.
They are also a decade old and written by a teenager. The teenager is now a man and has rightly apologised. The ECB has gone over the top by suspending him and should think again.
— Oliver Dowden (@OliverDowden) June 7, 2021
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There was a ruckus after these tweets
Ollie Robinson had made many tweets at the age of 18 and 19, due to which he is now facing problems. These tweets were related to racism and gender discrimination. On the first day of the match, there was a discussion on social media about these tweets, after which Robinson apologized. The ECB said about this Sussex bowler, ‘Robinson will leave the England team and return to his county immediately.’
Debut at Lord’s Test
Ollie Robinson made his Test debut in the first match of the series played at Lord’s. He took seven wickets in this match against New Zealand and played a brilliant innings of 42 runs in England’s first innings. The way this all-rounder showed amazing performance in his debut match, it was believed that he could become a great all-rounder in the coming time. But before that his career seems to be eclipsed.