- Former India leg-spinner Laxman Shivramkrishnan has said that he has faced apartheid all his life.
- Earlier, Abhinav Mukund had raised the issue of apartheid in 2017.
- Former India fast bowler Doda Ganesh also backed Mukund.
He wrote on Twitter, “I’ve been criticized for color all my life, so it doesn’t bother me anymore. Unfortunately it happens in our country. ‘ A Twitter user wrote in a post tagging Shivramkrishnan, “These remarks are not appropriate for him, as people like him talk of promoting spinners. It is beneficial for a young spinner or coach when it comes to the intricacies of spin and technique. ‘
Earlier, Indian cricketer Abhinav Mukund had raised the issue on social media. In 2017, Mukund posted a post about how he faced apartheid in the country. “I have been playing cricket since I was 10 and I am slowly moving wherever I am,” Mukund tweeted. It is an honor to have the opportunity to represent the country at the top level.
He further wrote, “I am not writing this today to draw sympathy or attention, but to try to change the mindset of the people on this issue. I have been traveling around the world since I was 15 years old. My color has been a mystery to people since I was young. ‘ According to Mukund, “Anyone who follows cricket will understand the need. I worked hard in the sun. I have never once regretted that my color changed in the meantime and I still like it. I come from Chennai, which is probably one of the hottest places in the country and I have happily spent most of my life on the cricket field. ‘
Former India fast bowler Doda Ganesh but also backed Mukund, who also revealed some secrets about his own experience of apartheid. Doda Ganesh posted on social media, “This story of Mukund reminded me of racist remarks in my playing days. There is only one Indian legend who has inspired me to play more than 100 matches for India and Karnataka. However, Ganesh said he did not understand racism or apartheid in the 90s. Ganesh now hopes that no Indian will go through such a situation in future.
He further said, “Honestly, I was not aware of the seriousness of apartheid in the 90’s and there was no stage to express it. Hopefully, no Indian will go through such a situation in the future. ‘ Azim Rafique, who plays for Yorkshire, has accused Alex Hales and former England captain Michael Vaughan of making racist remarks.