Ian Chappell remembers old days of racism, says apartheid happened in 70s

Ian Chappell remembers old days of racism, says apartheid happened in 70s

Melbourne:  Former Australia captain and famous commentator Ian Chappell has said that he too has faced racism in cricket and that the legendary West Indies player Garfield Sobers has not remained untouched. 

Chappell, recalling the racist incidents unfolding during his career, wrote in his column, 'Being born in a family where there was no bias towards anything, even when the' White Australia 'policy was in force. , That's why I was unaware of racism. ' He wrote, 'I was starting my Sheffield Shield career with a team that had legendary all-rounder Gary Sobers. I consider myself lucky in this case because it proved to be a good education for both my life and cricket. 

Former Australia captain Chappell writes, 'Our first overseas tour was in South Africa in 1966-67. This proved to be eye-opening for me. The apartheid era was very strong at that time and we realized it after winning the second Test in Cape Town. He wrote, 'A stranger in Team Hotel mentioned something that was objectionable to Australia batsman Graham Thomas. He said why don't you choose Sobers? After this, your entire team will be black. Thomas's dynasty belongs to America during the time of slavery. The good thing was that he did not get into controversy and left from there.