The talk about racism has been on its peak since the brutal act in the US went viral on social media where a black man was killed by policemen. A number of cricketers and sportsmen have opened about the problem they have faced.
In the latest addition to the list, former South Africa bowler Makhaya Ntini talked about how he was dealing with racism during his playing days.
“I was forever lonely at the time,” recalled Ntini in an interview with ‘South African Broadcasting Corporation’.
“Nobody knocked on my door to go for dinner. Teammates used to make plans right in front of me, skipping me out. When walking into the breakfast room, nobody came to sit with me.”
Makhaya Ntini ‘s interview on Morning Live SABC this morning— K U L A N I (@kulanicool) July 17, 2020
The ‘Black Lives Matter’ movement has been in the news these days. A lot of players from the West Indies and South Africa have come in support of this.
A couple of days back fast bowler Lungi Ngidi got some support for the same from 30 cricketers including Makhaya Ntini, Vernon Philander, Ashwell Prince, Paul Adams, JP Duminy, Charl Langeveldt, Herschelle Gibbs, Alviro Petersen and Hashim Amla.
However, he was also criticised by former players Boeta Dippenaar and Pat Symcox for his stance.
But now the South African quick-bowler has got support from Faf du Plessis. “In the last couple of months, I have realised that we must choose our battles. We are surrounded by many injustices in our country that require urgent attention and action to fix them,” the 36-year-old du Plessis posted on Instagram.