New Delhi: Former South Africa skipper Graeme Smith has been accused of racial discrimination against a player from his own team. Former African fast bowler Lonwabo Tsotsobe made a shocking revelation about Graeme Smith and surprised the cricket world.
Smith accused of racial discrimination
Lonwabo Tsotsobe has accused Graeme Smith of mistreating his captain’s power for racial discrimination. Lonwabo Tsotsobe has made serious allegations against Graeme Smith, but so far no response has been received. It is believed that Graeme Smith is silent because he is likely to leave his job.
‘Smith misused captaincy’
Please tell that Graeme Smith is currently the director of Cricket South Africa. In such a situation, if the charge of racial discrimination is proved on them, then their job can be lost. Lonwabo Tsotsobe revealed that Mark Boucher suffered a serious eye injury during the 2012 tour of England and was to replace Ashwi Thami Solkile as the wicketkeeper, but Smith wanted to stop the selection of the black player. Smith immediately threatened to retire to stop the selection of Thami Solkill.
Injustice was done to the black player
Lonwabo Sotsobe said, ‘Wicket-keeping in Test is always given to the specialist keeper, but Smith gave the wicketkeeping to de Villiers. It was certain that Thami would replace Solkill Boucher, but suddenly AB de Villiers was made the wicketkeeper. Sotsobe said, ‘AB de Villiers was entrusted with the responsibility of wicketkeeping so that the place of Solkile (black player) is stopped. This was confirmed by Smith, who said that if Solkile was selected, he would retire with immediate effect.
Sotsobe had to face suspension
According to 37-year-old Lonwabo Sotsobe, the incident took place in the 2012 Test Series in England when South Africa beat the hosts and became number-1 in the Test rankings. Sotsobe had to face suspension for his involvement in corruption during matches in the 2015–16 Ram Slam T20 Challenge.