New Delhi: Former India opener Akash Chopra has alleged that he faced racist remarks during England's league cricket. The former Indian batsman played for the Merrillbone Cricket Club in 2007, saying he was called 'Paki' which is a racist term used by English-speaking countries for people of South Asian descent. Chopra told her YouTube channel, "We (cricketers) have been victims of racism at some time. I remember when I used to play league cricket in England, there were two South Africans in a rival team and both used to make vulgar comments. ''
He said, "And even when I was at the other end during the batting, he used to follow me. He used to constantly call me Paki. Many feel that the short form of Pakistan is Paki but this is not true. If your color is 'brown'. If you are from anywhere in the Asian subcontinent, the term is used as a racial comment. Chopra said that his team supported him completely, but both these players did not stop making racist remarks. The 42-year-old played 10 Test matches for India. He said that the roots of this problem are very deep in the whole world.
Chopra said, "It happens even if your skin color is white." They are treated in a similar way when they come to this part of the world. "He recalled the incident when Australian cricketer Andrew Symonds was called a 'monkey' while fielding in India. "When Andrew Symonds came to India, many people started calling him a 'monkey' at the Wankhede Stadium," Chopra said. Former West Indies World Cup winning captain Darren Sammy and star batsman Chris Gayle have been arrested by police in the US After the death of African-American George Floyd, he was said to be facing racist comments. Following the death of Floyd, many international cricketers have revealed their experiences of facing racism.