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A Fan Alleges That Tabraiz Shamsi Got Selected For His Colour; The Cricketer Shuts Down The Fan

Tabraiz Shamsi

South African spinner Tabraiz Shamsi is currently in the best form of his life. After a good run against West Indies, Shamsi has led the Proteas bowling attack against Ireland as well where he has picked nine wickets from three ODIs and one T20I match.

In the first T20I, Shamsi scalped four wickets and was awarded the man of the match. He took to the microblogging website Twitter to dedicate his performance to his son. Tabraiz Shamsi wrote to his son that his father always wants to make him proud.

“This one was for you my son… Daddy just wants to make you proud,” Shamsi wrote on Twitter.

While he was congratulated for his incredible performance, one fan responded to the tweet saying that Shamsi should tell his son that his father only got selected in the team based on his ethnicity and not talent. Incidentally, Cricket South Africa (CSA) has set a rule that six players from the playing XI should always be non-white with two of those being of African ethnicity.

“One Day Tell Ur Son The Story That I Got Selected In @OfficialCSA ahead of @Simon_Harmer_ owing to my skin colour. He will feel doubly proud,” the fans wrote in his tweet.

Tabraiz Shamsi shuts down the racist troll

While racism is not new in sports but players are taking a stand against such differences a lot more nowadays. Tabraiz Shamsi gave a befitting reply while also not berating Simon Harmer calling him a very good bowler.

“Dont you worry…my son will know his dad played for South Africa because he was good enough to play for his country! Through his hard work n his dedication to do his job honestly & as best as he could do it every single day (Simon is an exceptional bowler btw),” Shamsi’s replied.

The second T20I between Ireland and South Africa is scheduled to take place on July 22 (Thursday).


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