Former England cricketer-turned-commentator Michael Vaughan praised debutant tempo bowler Ollie Robinson for his efficiency within the ongoing inaugural Take a look at in opposition to New Zealand at Lord’s, regardless of the off-field controversy the 27-year-old had courted lately.
Robinson, in solely his debut Take a look at, took 4 wickets for 75 runs within the first innings because the Kane Williamson-led New Zealand have been all out for 378. In reply, England have been demolished by New Zealand tempo bowler Tim Southee who returned figures of 6/43, and concede a 103-run first-innings lead on the penultimate day on Saturday.
England are presently trailing by 165 runs, with New Zealand batting on 62/2 within the second innings going into the ultimate day.
Vaughan took to the Twitter on Saturday, saying: “If one seems to be at simply on-field cricket issues then Ollie Robinson’s debut is as spectacular as one has seen for a very long time for England he seems to be a participant we should always see much more of going ahead.”
Robinson had made headlines for all of the improper causes when after stumps on Day 1, a collection of his controversial tweets of sexist and racist nature from the previous went viral, creating an argument.
He issued an apology, which was posted on the England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB) web site, saying: “On the most important day of my profession to this point, I’m embarrassed by the racist and sexist tweets that I posted over eight years in the past, which have at the moment change into public. I wish to make it clear that I am not racist and I am not sexist. I deeply remorse my actions, and I’m ashamed of creating such remarks.”