Senior India spinner R Ashwin feels sorry for England pacer Ollie Robinson, who has been suspended for racist and sexist tweets posted again in 2012, and has referred to as his punishment “a robust indication of what the longer term holds on this social media era.”
Robinson, who made his England debut within the first Take a look at in opposition to New Zealand which resulted in a draw on Sunday, was suspended from worldwide cricket pending an investigation after his tweets, posted when he was a young person, resurfaced on the opening day of the match at Lord’s in London.
“I can perceive the damaging sentiments in direction of what #OllieRobinson did years in the past, however I do really feel genuinely sorry for him being suspended after a formidable begin to his check profession,” Ashwin mentioned on his Twitter deal with.
“This suspension is a robust indication of what the longer term holds on this social media Gen.”
Robinson took seven wickets within the match and likewise hit 42 in England’s first innings.
However he is not going to be accessible for choice for the second Take a look at beginning at Edgbaston on Thursday. He’ll depart the England camp instantly and return to his county, Sussex.
The 27-year-old issued an apology on Wednesday, admitting to posting “racist and sexist tweets” as a young person. He had expressed “deep regrets” about his actions whereas stating “I am not racist and I am not sexist.”
Former India Take a look at opener Wasim Jaffer responded to Ashwin’s tweet with a cheeky put up.
“I’m simply glad I discovered Twitter after I retired,” Jaffer tweeted.
Batting coach Graham Thorpe has mentioned that going forward, England may begin reviewing the social media historical past of the gamers earlier than their choice within the nationwide crew.
Robinson’s offensive tweets targetted Muslims and Asians and he has mentioned he’s “ashamed” of them.
The screenshots of his posts resurfaced on quite a few social media platforms after lunch interval on Day 1 of the primary Take a look at between England and New Zealand at Lord’s.