Farooq Engineer also criticized the statement of British Prime Minister Boris Johnson after Robinson was suspended. He said that a Prime Minister should not make such a statement.
The Indian Test team has to play a series of five Test matches in England.
Former India wicket-keeper batsman Farokh Engineer has raised the issue of racist treatment of Asian cricketers in England. He has reacted to England fast bowler Ollie Robinson recently after being suspended for his tweets. Farooq Engineer also criticized the statement of British Prime Minister Boris Johnson after Robinson was suspended. He said that a Prime Minister should not make such a statement. The England Cricket Board took the right step by punishing Robinson. If he had made a mistake, he should be punished. Robinson made some racist, sexist tweets at the age of 18. After this the ECB suspended him from international cricket. This action was considered excessive by the British Prime Minister.
Farooq Engineer played 175 matches for England’s county team Lancashire. Here he played from 1968 to 1976. Presently he is the Senior Vice President of Lancashire. He said that when he came to play in England, he too had heard many contradictory things. But the engineer, instead of being silent, replied assertively. At the same time, he also shut everyone’s mouth with his game. Engineer said that Indian cricketers also get to hear racial remarks in international cricket.
Geoffrey Boycott used to say Bloody Indians
Recently, in a podcast with Cyrus Brocha, he said that former England cricketer Geoffrey Boycott often used the term Bloody Indians. He had said, ‘Boycott comments were common. I don’t want to make only boycott case. The rest were also like this, even though they did not say but they did think. Some Australian cricketers were also like this.
Those who say ‘Bloody Indians now lick our shoes’
The engineer is surprised that the attitude of foreign cricketers has changed after getting IPL contracts worth crores of rupees. They have now become very friendly towards Indians. He said, ‘Till a few years ago, we were all Bloody Indians for him. Now since the IPL has started, they have started licking our backyard. To my surprise, they have started licking our boots just for the money. But people like me know his true colors. Now suddenly he has changed his raga.
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