Former England skipper Michael Vaughan has submitted his opinion on Ollie Robinson’s controversial suspension from international cricket after the emergence of his old tweets. Vaughan believes Robinson ‘will’ and ‘should’ play against India in the upcoming five-match Test series.
Ollie Robinson made his Test debut during the recently concluded Lord’s Test against New Zealand. He was handed the debut in the absence of Ben Stokes who is nursing an injury. Robinson enjoyed his first day in Test cricket by taking two wickets.
However, his joy was short-lived as fans explored his tweets from 2012-13, where he made some racist and sexist remarks on Twitter. He got to know about all this at the end of the play and issued an apology straightaway. Meanwhile, ECB formed an investigation in this matter.
Later on, he was handed a suspension by England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) and was withdrawn from the squad for the second Test against New Zealand.
Several former cricketers raised their voices against the way things panned out and felt those weren’t the right ground to suspend the cricketer, who just made a terrific debut in international cricket.
Contrary, Michael Vaughan believes ECB took the right decision to suspend Robinson, but he rejected the claims that he should never play again for England.
“I think the ECB have dealt with the Ollie Robinson situation in a fair way .. many will disagree .. but hearing some say he should never play again is utterly ridiculous .. he will play against India & should,” Vaughan said on Twitter.
Robinson made a brilliant debut against New Zealand in the first Test at Lord’s. He claimed 4-75 in the first innings and followed it up with a three-wicket haul in the second. He also contributed 42 runs with the bat, which helped England to avoid the follow-on.
Dom Bess has been drafted into England’s squad for the second Test, which will be played in Edgbaston.