Chris Jordan opines on the racial abuse he faced after England’s T20 World Cup semi-final loss
By SMCS - Oct 22, 2022 2:37 pm
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England pace bowler Chris Jordan has shared the racial abuse he and his family suffered after his poor performance in the 2021 T20 World Cup semi-final against New Zealand. The right-arm pace bowler has said that he was disappointed with all the blame he received for England’s five-wicket loss.

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Jordan, who bowled the 17th over in the semi-final against New Zealand in Abu Dhabi, gave 23 runs. After that, the Kiwis needed a manageable 34 off the final 18 deliveries and they won with an over to spare. While Jordan accepted responsibility for the defeat, the 34-year-old rued racial abuse dished out at him over social media as well.

He was quoted as saying by ESPN Cricinfo: “It wasn’t necessarily the fact it was racist abuse, it was the volume of it. A lot of nasty things were said. I got told stuff about my family, so many different things. Whatever you can think of from a racial point of view, it was said to me, it was sent to me. It felt as though a lot of the blame was put solely on myself. Which is fine. When you bowl in those situations, more often than not, the game is on the line and it’s you who determines which way the game swings.”

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However, he started the 2021 edition of the T20 on a brilliant note, bowling two economical overs in England’s win over the West Indies, after a player-of-the-match performance against Australia. He registered figures of 4-0-17-3 as England beat the Aussies.

“When I look back on it, Neesham came out on top. But I still created two chances in that over that could have swung the game back the other way. Jonny stepped on the rope, which ended up being a six, then another went up in the air where Livi misjudged it.”But that’s part of cricket. Although I felt he definitely won the first part of the over, I definitely won the second in terms of creating chances. Though certainly not the outcome. feel like it could end up in my favour a high percentage of the time,” Chris Jordan concluded.