Recently, all anyone can talk about is the Ollie Robinson saga. The Test debutant impressed everyone with his superb bowling. However, the success was short as he was later suspended from all forms of international cricket.
The reason? Well, it was something that Ollie died when he was a teenager. Apparently, Robinson tweeted some racist and sexist things a few years ago. While those tweets were buried deep down, unfortunately, his fame helped in resurfacing those tweets.
Robinson was only the first piece of domino that fell as more and more English players are getting in trouble for the comments they made years ago.
Harsha Bhogle on the current situation of English players
It is quite obvious that many English cricket players are receiving a lot of backlash for their actions. Keeping it in mind, Bhogle tweeted, “Young people are vulnerable and easily influenced. That is why I keep going on about looking at the air they breathe, about what is considered acceptable in dressing rooms, in academies and in youth cricket. But Mikey’s point about looking at subsequent history is valid.“
Bhogle’s assessment is spot on. All the players that are getting in trouble right now made those comments when they were young. Hopefully the ECB can come across a way to punish the players without destroying their careers.
Moreover, this should serve as a wake-up call for the players. They should make sure to never make such comments and even if they did, apologizing about it is the best thing they can do.
How do you think will this controversy end? Are you with Harsha Bhogle on this matter? Let us know your views in the comments section below.