Saurashtra wicket-keeper and batter Sheldon Jackson has been trending on social media. Jackson was picked by the two-time IPL winners Kolkata Knight Riders for the 2022 season. He has been around the team since 2017 where he got a chance to play in only four matches and scored 38 runs.
But now with IPL being just days away, what is the reason behind Sheldon Jackson trending?
Various media houses are now holding panel discussions on the team’s strategy in mega event. But a video emerged where one of the panel members in a discussion called Sheldon Jackson as a viable option among foreign players. Hence a controversy was created and the netizens didn’t shy from trolling them.
Check out some of the reactions:
— 🕉 (@vedant78_boi) March 23, 2022
— راغب रागीब (@dr_raghib) March 22, 2022
— All about Cricket (@cricknews_) March 23, 2022
— Om🇨🇦🇦🇪🇮🇳 (@DelhiCapitalsOm) March 23, 2022
But like everything, a lot of users who responded hadn’t seen the full video, where the panel admitted the mistake and rectified the situation. The media personnel went ahead to clarify the controversy via a tweet.
Nowhere during this clip or during the entire show did I ever mention #SheldonJackson as a foreign player. My bad I didn’t realise when he got called an overseas entrant. Pls go through the entire show because I am very well aware of Sheldon’s achievements for Indian cricket. 🙏 https://t.co/W1M5WcUfLz
— Rahul Rawat (@rawatrahul9) March 23, 2022
Sheldon Jackson was born in Bhavnagar, Gujarat. He made his first-class debut for the Railways before moving to Saurashtra. In first class cricket, he has scored 5947 runs at an average of 50.39 in 79 matches, including 19 centuries and 31 fifties. In List A cricket, he has scored 2346 runs in 67 matches with 8 centuries and 12 fifties. He has also scored 1511 runs in 62 matches in Twenty20.