Ollie Robinson made a magnificent Test debut against New Zealand in June. It was later followed by controversy. His tweets that were posted a decade back were discovered. The tweets had some racists and sexists comments that earned him an eight-match ban, out of which three were already served.
Robinson said at the end of the match, “There was a time when I was speaking with my lawyers, and we were looking at the fact I could be banned for a couple of years and never play for England again.”
He also said that he would turn 30 in a couple of years and that someone else could have taken his plays. At this point, he also doubted his career. He then bagged his maiden five-wicket haul in his comeback Test against India.
Sussex Seamer earned a recall at the Trent Bridge after his apology, and that’s when he also confessed that he feared that his England career would end.
Describing that phase of his life, he said, “Probably the toughest few weeks I’ve had in cricket, to be honest, or in my life. It affected not only myself but my family too. But, I’ve learned a lot now, and I’m looking to move forward.”
He says he is a different man now and not the young, naive guy. He assured the people that he has changed a lot in that time, learned a lot, and tried to develop himself in those 10 years.
“I am a father now as well, and I have just tried to make myself the best person I can be, and I hope people will be able to see that,” said Robinson.