Senior Indian spinner R Ashwin is sorry for England leader Ollie Robinson, who was suspended for racist and sexist tweets published in 2012, and called his punishment “a strong indication of what the future holds for this. social media generation “. Robinson, who made his England debut in the first test against New Zealand which ended in a draw on Sunday, has been suspended from international cricket pending an investigation after his tweets, which were then published that he was a teenager resurfaced on the opening day of the game at Lord East in London.
“I can understand the negative feelings towards what #OllieRobinson did years ago, but I’m so sorry he’s been suspended after an impressive start to his testing career,” Ashwin said on his Twitter account.
“This suspension is a strong indication of what the future holds for this social media general. Robinson won seven wickets in the game and also touched 42 in England’s opening innings.
But he won’t be available for selection for the second test from Edgbaston on Thursday. He will immediately leave the England camp and return to his county, Sussex.
The 27-year-old apologized on Wednesday, admitting to posting “racist and sexist tweets” as a teenager. He had expressed “deep regret” about his actions while declaring “I am not racist and I am not sexist”. Former India Test opener Wasim Jaffer responded to Ashwin’s tweet with a cheeky message.
“I’m just glad I found Twitter after I retired,” Jaffer tweeted.
Batting coach Graham Thorpe has said that in the future England may start reviewing the social media history of players ahead of their selection to the national team.
Robinson’s offensive tweets targeted Muslims and Asians and he said he was “ashamed” of them.
Screenshots of his posts resurfaced on numerous social media platforms after the lunch break on Day 1 of the first test between England and New Zealand at Lord’s.
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