ECB starts investigation after Jos Buttler and Eoin Morgan’s tweets mocking Indians emerge
As per reports, the board will take a call on the English duo after going through the investigations.
Updated - Jun 9, 2021 3:29 pm
Ollie Robinson’s suspension from all forms of international cricket has set the cat amongst the pigeons in the England camp, to some extent. After the controversy surrounding Robinson, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) started investigating an unnamed players’ offensive tweet. In the latest development, it’s been learned that Jos Buttler and Eoin Morgan are in trouble.
The ECB has now been investigating Morgan and Buttler’s past tweets. As per reports, Buttler and Morgan mimicked the Indians by calling them ‘Sir’ and allegedly mocked them. Morgan used the word ‘Sir’ for congratulating Buttler on May 13, 2018. On the very day, Buttler smashed an unbeaten 94 runs off 53 balls.
Brendon McCullum, the head coach of the Kolkata Knight Riders, also reacted to Morgan’s message. As per a report in telegraph.co.uk, Buttler has already deleted the tweets after criticism on social media. The report also added that the board will take a call on the English duo after going through the investigations.
Here are the screenshots of Eoin Morgan and Jos Buttler’s comments:
As far as Robinson is concerned, he had an impressive Test debut at the Lord’s against New Zealand. With the bat, he scored 42 in the first innings and picked up seven wickets. Chris Silverwood, the England coach, was disappointed with the occurrence and reckoned that the incident will come as a learning for the 27-year-old Robinson.
“What should have been one of the greatest days of Ollie’s career didn’t end up well for him. It was disappointing for the group. It was a stark reminder for us all of the responsibilities that we hold in the position that we are in,” Silverwood was quoted as saying.
“There is absolutely no place in this game for any form of discrimination whatsoever. He showed a lot of remorse, he apologised publicly, he apologised to the dressing room. I think it’s been a really big learning for him,” he stated.
“The big thing for us all is education. We are all striving to be better, none of us are perfect, and we all need to make sure we are learning all the time. We can make sure the world is a better place,” Silverwood added.