Recently Lungi Ngidi released a statement in which he supported the black lives matter movement rousing across the world.
The statement carried out by Lungi Ngidi in support of the BLM movement became the reason for criticism by a few former South African Cricketers. However, the criticism showed by former proteas South African players is immensely observed by 30 Former South African Cricketers.
On Tuesday, 30 former south African cricketers, which included Makhaya Ntini, Herschelle Gibbs, and Vernon Philander, showed their statement in support of Lungi Ngidi and Black Lives matter movement.
In the statement of Lungi Ngidi, in which he showed his support in the global BLM movement, former proteas players like Pat Symcox and Boeta Dippenar contradicted Lungi’s statement by mentioning not just Black lives Matter but All lives matters. The ex-players raised questions in which they asked why Lungi Ngidi did not show his concern about the white farmer who died in the country.
These controversial statements raised many objections as Black people are coming from a lengthy dark background, and still, they are treated racially by white people. They face racial comments and injustice.
Nonetheless, Lungi’s statement in support of lack Lives Matter was supported by 30 cricketers, which included Ntini, Philander, Gibbs, Ashwell Prince, JP Duminy, and Paul Adams and more.
They supported Lungi and released their statement in which they mentioned that they commend Lungi Ngidi to come out and support BLM. However, we see the racism and criticism thrown onto Lungi for expressing his thoughts and views. We hope that Cricket South Africa will see through it actively and support BLM.
Lungi and many others said almost three decades of cricket unity, and Teething issues cease to exist. However, these problems cannot be allowed to stay this long.
Many cricketers from the West Indies supported Lungi and opened up their voices in support of the BLM movement.