Former Indian Player Sheds Light On How He Faced Racism In England

Thu Jun 10 2021 12:08:04 GMT+0530 (IST)

England's 27-year-old speedster Ollie Robinson's old tweets had kickstarted a debate over racism. In his old posts, he made racist remarks. As a result, he was suspended until the report on the inquiry comes.

In the light of controversy related to racism, former Indian wicketkeeper-batsman Farokh Engineer opened up on racism he faced in England, during the days he was playing County cricket.

The former cricketer said, he faced racist comments when he was part of Lancashire. They used to make fun of my accent. I think my English is better than most Englishmen really, so soon they realised that you don't mess around with Farokh Engineer, he said.

Mr. Engineer had shed light on Indians facing racism in England and Australia and found fault with former England player Geoffrey Boycott for not using good names to call the Indian players.

Hitting back at them, Farokh said, we were all bloody Indians to them. After the IPL, they started licking our backsides. Because of money, they are licking out boots. Now they are considering India as a good country to make money, he said.