“I thought I might never play for England again”- Ollie Robinson opens up on his tweets Controversy

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“I thought I might never play for England again”- Ollie Robinson opens up on his tweets Controversy

England’s pacer Ollie Robinson helped the hosts to make a comeback in the first test against India by registering a five-wicket haul in the first innings of the Trent Bridge Test against India.

Ollie Robinson was awarded his tets debut in a two-match test series against New Zealand a few months ago where he created a mark by scalping seven wickets. However, his old tweets that were discriminatory in nature started doing rounds on the internet which led to an investigation against Ollie Robinson.  After investigation, the decision of suspending Ollie Robinson from all forms of international cricket including the Test squad for the second test against New Zealand was taken.

However, the decision was voided upon reconsideration & Ollie Robinson became eligible to play cricket for England again. Reflecting back on the time when he was suspended from international cricket over his racist tweets, he admitted that he thought his career was over forever.

“I definitely had doubts over my career. “There was a time when I was speaking with my lawyers and, we were looking at the fact I could be banned for a couple of years and never play for England again. In a couple of years, I’d have turned 30 and, someone else might have come in and taken my spot. So yes, I had doubts about my career. I thought I might never play for England again.”

Speaking about his troubling times, Ollie Robinson admitted that as a young player he made a lot of mistakes. But Robinson said that moving ahead in life he aims to be the best person he can be. The England pacer said, “But I’ve learned a lot. I have grown as a person in that time. I’ve tried to develop myself as a person in the last ten years. I am a father now, as well, and I have just tried to make myself the best person I can be. I hope people will be able to see that.”

Shedding light on Ollie Robinson’s performance in the ongoing first Test against India, Robinson scalped crucial wickets of Rohit Sharma, Rishabh Pant, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, and Jasprit Bumrah to register his first five-wicket haul for England.

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