New Delhi: The first match of the two-match Test series between England and New Zealand (END vs NZ) is being played at Lord’s ground. After the end of the first day’s play in this test match, the Kiwi team has scored 246 runs losing 3 wickets. The first day was very good for England fast bowler Ollie Robinson but he is still stuck in a big problem.
Fun with Robinson’s tweet
It should have been a happy day for Ollie Robinson to take two wickets on his Test debut for England but instead he will miss the biggest day of his cricketing career for the wrong reasons. Soon after the opening day of the first Test against New Zealand, the 27-year-old fast bowler apologized for his many tweets on gender discrimination and racism from 2012 to 2014. These tweets became a topic of discussion on social media after Robinson was included in the team.
had to apologize
Robinson said, ‘I am deeply sorry for my actions and I am ashamed to make such comments.’ He read the statement first to the official broadcaster and then to other media. The fast bowler said, ‘I was thoughtless and irresponsible then and whatever my mood then, my work was not forgivable.’ Robinson said that he made these tweets when he was going through the worst phase of his life because English county Yorkshire had kicked him out as a teenager.
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Tweets were made on gender discrimination and racism
“I don’t know if these tweets still exist,” he said at a press conference. I want to apologize to everyone. I am very sorry about this.’ These tweets were being shared on social media when Robinson was on the field. During this, he took two wickets for 50 runs. He showed Tom Latham and Ross Taylor the way to the pavilion.
He said, ‘Today there should have been a discussion about my performance on the field and Test debut for England, but my behavior in the past ruined it. In the last few years, I worked very hard to change my life. I have matured now.
ECB also disappointed
England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) Chief Executive Tom Harrison said that he has no words to describe how disappointed I am that an England cricketer made such tweets. The image that any person, especially a woman or a black person, after reading these words will create in his mind for cricket and cricketers is completely unacceptable. Robinson said, ‘I do not want to undermine the efforts of my teammates and the ECB from what happened eight years ago as it continues to take meaningful action with broad initiatives and efforts which I fully support .’