Indian Cricketer, Sachin Tendulkar said on Tuesday that “England should allow Ollie Robinson to start playing again”, after the fast bowler apologized following his suspension for historic racist and sexist tweets.
Robinson, 27, was suspended from the England team after the posts resurfaced earlier this month when he made his Test debut against New Zealand.
He was impressed with both bat and ball in the drawn game but was then barred from international duty pending the outcome of an investigation by the England and Wales Cricket board.
“We need to understand that he did that many, many years ago and he is sorry about it,” Tendulkar told AFP.
“They left him out in the second Test in spite of doing well and he realizes what he had done… he apologised and also said that this won’t happen again,” he said.
“We need to be fair to him and at some stage he should start playing,” he added.
Robinson led England’s attack with 4-75 in the first innings at Lord’s and followed up with 3-26 in the second while in between making a useful 42 with the bat.