Former Indian spinner Laxman Sivaramakrishnan said he had been “discriminated against on the basis of color” his entire life, including in his own country. Sivaramakrishnan, who played 9 tests and 16 ODIs for India, spoke about his experience of discrimination following the racism scandal that rocked English cricket.
“ I’ve been criticized and discriminated against my whole life, so it doesn’t bother me anymore. This is unfortunately happening in our own country, ” Sivaramakrishnan wrote on his Twitter account.
The former leg spinner, who was known for his prodigious trick and flight, was reacting to a Twitter post that hinted at the online trolling that commentators were facing.
Sivaramakrishnan is not the only Indian player to have spoken of discrimination. Tamil Nadu opener Abhinav Mukund also raised this question on social media in 2017.
In a statement posted on his Twitter page, Mukund, who has taken part in 7 tryouts for India, said: “I have traveled a lot inside and outside our country since I was old. from 15 years old. Ever since I was young, people’s obsession with my skin color has always been a mystery to me. “He added in the statement:” Anyone who follows cricket would understand the obvious. I have played and I trained day after day in the sun and not once did I regret having tanned or lost a few shades.
It’s just because I love what I’m doing and I was able to achieve some things just because I spent hours outside. I’m from Chennai which is probably one of the hottest places in the country and have happily spent most of my adult life on the cricket pitch. racial discrimination.
England cricket recently found itself in the center of a storm as former Yorkshire player Azeem Rafiq testified about the racial discrimination he faced in a parliamentary hearing.
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