Archer speaks about racism in cricket
England fast bowler Jofra Archer recently opened his view about the racism in the cricketing world at the moment.
England pace sensation Jofra Archer is one of the star cricketers at the moment in World cricket without any doubts for sure. The Caribbean born fast bowler made his successful debut for England after years of procedures with the England Cricket Board.
The fast bowler also went through some racists comments by fans which is an unpleasant thing in the game with the black cricketers. However, the fast bowler is happy that racism is very lower at the moment in the game compared to the past.
Talking about the racism, Archer said, “I was aware what the guys were saying — something about my passport — but I blanked them. It was only later that Rooty (Joe Root the England captain) said the guys got ejected. It was the first time I’d seen someone get ejected from the ground because there were some abusive fans when we played Pakistan at Trent Bridge.”
Further, the fast bowler said that only the cricketing stats of a player should be criticized rather than his race or ethnic groups. Also he said that racism is very much lower in cricket when compared to that of football.
The pacer further explained, “The world’s changing. It’s becoming more multicultural. A lot of people have accepted it for what it is. It’s the same with any football club in the world. Times have changed, it’s not 2007 anymore.
Yeah, to let them know it’s possible. It doesn’t really matter where you’re born. If you know that cricket’s what you want to do, you never know where you’ll end up. If it happens to me, it can happen to anyone.”