Former England batsman Graham Thorpe has said that Ollie Robinson showed his true nature on the second day of the first Test against New Zealand at Lord’s. “Tomorrow was a difficult day for Robinson,” Thorpe said. He had to apologize to the dressing room and the world for what he had done eight years ago. It was very difficult for him in that sense but he knows he made mistakes and so he had to apologize but in our dressing room we also had to support him and we were really happy that he showed good nature. He had to suffer a lot because of what he had done. It’s not easy to go back on stage and perform after that and I think his level of performance in the first innings of the first Test was exceptional.
Thorpe also agreed that in the future, England should do more to assess a player’s social media history before selecting him. He said that this is an aspect which should be looked into so that it does not happen in future.
It is noteworthy that Robinson had to apologize for tweets about racism and sexism by him between 2012 and 2013 after the first day of the first Test against New Zealand.