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5 Cricketers Who Found Themselves In Trouble Because Of Social Media Activities

Ollie Robinson
Ollie Robinson (Credit: Getty Images)

England fast bowler, Ollie Robinson returned with 7 wickets and made 42 runs in his debut Test. However, he has been suspended from international cricket after his old Tweet resurfaced on social media which had sexist and racist remarks. 

Following the first Test, the England and Wales Cricket Board suspended Robinson from all international cricket, meaning he won’t be available for the selection for the second Test. His impressive performance in the first Test was overshadowed by the re-emergence of the sexist remarks he posted on Twitter back in 2012 and 2013 as a teenager. 

“England and Sussex bowler Ollie Robinson has been suspended from all international cricket pending the outcome of a disciplinary investigation following historic tweets he posted in 2012 and 2013,” said an ECB statement.

Over the years, numerous cricketers have found themselves in trouble due to their social media activities. Here’s a look at some of them: 

1. Suryakamar Yadav

Suryakumar Yadav (Credit: IPL)

Ever since he has made his debut for India, Suryakumar Yadav has become a talking point in most cricket conversations. The Indian cricketer though didn’t have a fruitful first phase of IPL 2021. He would be returning to International cricket when India will play a white-ball series against Sri Lanka in July. 

Back in 2017, Suryakumar found himself in trouble after he retweeted a post, that questioned his exclusion from the Mumbai squad for the Inter-state T20 tournament. The Mumbai Cricket Association also asked him for an explanation for doing so. In 2016 as well, he expressed his displeasure on Twitter for not including him in the semi-final match against Madhya Pradesh in the Ranji Trophy.