Who is Ollie Robinson?
Ollie Robinson is an English cricketer. He was born on 1 December 1993 in Margate, Kent. He is a right handed batsman and right arm medium fast bowler. In May 2021, Robinson was included in England’s Test squad for their series against New Zealand. He made his Test debut on 2 June 2021, for England against New Zealand. His first Test international wicket was Tom Latham.
Ollie Robinson Racist and Sexist Tweets
England fast bowler Ollie Robinson has apologised for a series of racial and sexist tweets he had put out as a teenager back in 2012-14. Robinson, who made his Test debut during the first Test against New Zealand at Lord’s, should have been basking in the glory of picking up his maiden wicket for his country. But his joy was short lived as Robinson’s past came back to haunt him. His tweets surfaced on social media, and Robinson, after stumps on Day 1 in London, was moved to tears while he apologised for his actions from years ago.
“On the biggest day of my career so far, I am embarrassed by the racist and sexist tweets that I posted over eight years ago, which have today become public,” Robinson said in a statement. “I want to make it clear that I’m not racist and I’m not sexist.
“I deeply regret my actions, and I am ashamed of making such remarks. I would like to unreservedly apologise to anyone I have offended, my teammates and the game as a whole in what has been a day of action and awareness in combatting discrimination from our sport. I just want to apologize to everyone. I regret it hugely.”
“I don’t want something that happened eight years ago to diminish the efforts of my teammates and the ECB as they continue to build meaningful action with their comprehensive initiatives and efforts, which I fully endorse and support,” Robinson continued. “I will continue to educate myself, look for advice and work with the support network that is available to me to learn more about getting better in this area. I am sorry, and I have certainly learned my lesson today.”
Following the development, the England and Wales Cricket Board issued a statement saying that it plans to investigate the matter. “I do not have the words to express how disappointed I am that an England Men’s player has chosen to write tweets of this nature, however long ago that might have been,” Tom Harrison, ECB Chief Executive Officer, said.
Ollie Robinson Biography, Wiki
Robinson apologised, on 2 June 2021 (the day of his international Test debut), for making racist and sexist tweets in 2012 and 2013. Robinson began his career playing for Kent Second XI. After one match of the 2013 season, he left Kent for Leicestershire before playing for Yorkshire Second XI. He finished the 2013 season with 59 wickets and 1,282 runs in Second XI cricket, and made his first-team List A debut for Yorkshire in July 2013 against Leicestershire. In October 2013, Robinson signed a professional contract with Yorkshire.
In April 2021, Robinson was named Sussex vice-captain in County Championship matches. That month, he took 9 wickets for 78 runs in a County Championship match against Glamorgan; it was the best bowling figures by an Englishman since 2016.
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|Born||1 December 1993 (age 27)|
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