Shocking Disclosure of Former India Cricketer Shivaramakrishnan
By Tanushka Gain
on Mon Nov 29 2021
KANPUR: Former India leg-spinner Laxman Sivaramakrishnan has alleged that he has faced ‘discrimination because of colour’ throughout his life which has also been done in his own country. Sivaramakrishnan has played nine Tests and 16 ODIs for India. He revealed his experience in the context of the racism episode that brought England cricket into the limelight.
Sivaramakrishnan wrote on his Twitter handle, ‘I have faced discrimination and criticism my whole life because of color, so it doesn’t bother me anymore. Unfortunately it happened in my own country. The former leg-spinner was reacting to a Twitter post that hinted at online trolling by commentators.
Sivaramakrishnan is not the only Indian player who has spoken about being discriminated against. In fact, Tamil Nadu opener Abhinav Mukund had also raised the issue on social media in 2017. Mukund has played seven Test matches for India. He had posted a statement on his Twitter page, which read, ‘I have been traveling in and out of the country since the age of 15. Ever since I was young, people’s craze for my skin color has always been a mystery to me.’