Eoin Morgan And Jos Buttler Should Issue An Apology To Indians: BCCI Official
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Eoin Morgan And Jos Buttler Should Issue An Apology To Indians: BCCI Official

Jos Buttler, Eoin Morgan (Getty)
Jos Buttler, Eoin Morgan (Getty)

Eoin Morgan and Jos Buttler can get in trouble as the England and Wales Cricket Board has received the screenshots where the two cricketers can be seen mocking Indians.

What makes the matter worse for both Eoin Morgan and Jos Buttler is that their historical tweets are just a couple of years old and came when the two were established cricketers in their prime form. It is speculated that the controversy surrounding Eoin Morgan and Jos Buttler can also affect the image of their IPL franchise Kolkata Knight Riders and Rajasthan Royals respectively.

Jos Buttler, Rajasthan Royals, IPL 2021
Jos Buttler, Rajasthan Royals, IPL 2021. [photo: Twitter]

Eoin Morgan And Jos Buttler Need To Issue A Public Apology: BCCI Official

A Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) official opened up on the whole matter saying that the English cricketers mocking Indians and earning from IPL won’t go down well for many players.

“KKR and RR will be in a fix as these are players earning from Indian Premier League and as late as 2017 were making fun of how Indians speak English. Now you can be dismissive of these posts but this also speaks about what their general perception about Indians is.

“It’s a tricky terrain but both KKR and Royals have a way out,” the senior BCCI official said as quoted by Times of India on conditions of anonymity.

Eoin Morgan
Eoin Morgan (Image Credit: Twitter)

Further, the BCCI official also offered a solution saying that if KKR and RR are mindful of their brand image, then Jos Buttler and Eoin Morgan need to issue a public apology. The official added that the franchises should also ban both the players from the remaining of the 14th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL).

Eoin Morgan’s Suspension Won’t Be A Problem As He Has Failed To Produce Any Good Results Either As A Leader Or As A Finisher

Suspending both the players won’t have repercussions and ECB has already denied sending England players to the remainder of IPL 2021 due to a packed international schedule. Also, KKR should have no problem in suspending Eoin Morgan as he has failed to produce any good results as a leader or a finisher.

“Firstly, if Shah Rukh Khan and Manoj Badale are mindful of their respective franchises’ image, a statement of apology from both Morgan and Buttler would suffice. Now with ECB not allowing them for the second phase of IPL due to their own commitments, the suspension would count for very little.

“You are suspending players who are not coming for the second phase. It will be mere posturing,” the official concluded. 

KKR captain Eoin Morgan Twitter/@KKRiders
KKR captain Eoin Morgan. Twitter/@KKRiders

During an exchange on social media in 2018, Kolkata Knight Riders and England limited-overs skipper Eoin Morgan and England batter Jos Buttler used ‘Sir’ to mock Indian fans. The duo was then joined by former New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum, who is the head coach of Kolkata Knight Riders.

Despite a star-studded squad, the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) have had a torrid first half of the IPL 2021, losing 5 out 7 matches, and languishing at the 7th place on the points table, just a couple of points above Sunrisers Hyderabad. Captain Eoin Morgan and coach Brendon McCullum have been criticized for some of the tactics in the field and with the batting order.  Both the Kolkata Knight Riders and the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) have taken a strong stance against discrimination of any sort.

The matters started when pacer Ollie Robinson found himself making an unreserved apology after stumps on Wednesday, his first day in Test cricket, for tweets posted as a teenager in 2012-13 that included comments suggesting Muslim were linked to terrorism and derogatory remarks about women and people of Asian heritage. He did well in his debut Test vs the Kiwis but was suspended for the ongoing 2nd Test.