The death of the African-American citizen, George Floyd by the U.S police, has created a stir among the whole world. While the whole world is seen protesting against the issue, the cricket fraternity has also raised its voice. The legendary cricketer, Sachin Tendulkar raises his voice against racism.
The master-blaster took to Twitter and posted an inspirational video of Jofra Archer, the England pacer. He quoted the video with a motivational quote from Nelson Mandela, “Sport has the power to change the world. It has the power to unite the world in a way that little else does.”
Archer has established his name among all the legendary pacers today but he himself had been a subject to racial discrimination both in stadiums as well as on the social media platforms. He was born in Barbados and represented England.
What the others have to say
Racism has always been a part of club footballs as well as cricket, where people from different backgrounds and ethnicity represented the country. Soon after the incident took place, many sportspeople raised their voice against the issue.
ICC shared the video which shows Archer bowling the Super Over in the 2019 ICC World Cup final against New Zealand which made England become the world champions in ODIs for the first time in their history. Sachin shared the same video.
Before Sachin raises his voice against Racism, Darren Sammy, Chris Gayle and Kumar Sangakkara were the first of the cricketers to raise their voice against the issue. Gayle said he himself had been subjected to racism. “I have travelled the globe and experienced racial remarks towards me because I am black, believe me, the list goes on,” he posted on Instagram.
Darren Sammy and Kumar Sangakara had also previously talked about the issue and urged the people to stay united. Cricket England Board had previously shared a picture of Jofra Archer, Adil Rashid and Joss Butler, who belongs from different ethnicity, hugging each other.