Digital Desk (Bhopal). About 17 years ago in 2003, two cricketers did something at the Harare Cricket Ground in Zimbabwe, which became an important movement in history. The peasant movement is currently going on in India and the Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi is causing a great stir in the movement. Many Indian cricketers also gave advice about the movement, but two Zimbabwean cricketers, Henry Olonga and Andy Flower, fell to the ground against their national government and caused serious injury to the Zimbabwean Robert Mugabe government. That day. Recorded due to a particular movement in history.
True, the domestic situation in Zimbabwe in 2003 was not good. The result was also seen in cricket there. Team involvement in the 2003 World Cup is also in doubt. However, the team qualified for the World Cup. But two key players on the team, Henry Olonga and Andy Flower, set an example of what they did on the field.
In the first match of Harare Zimbabwe, fast bowler Henry Olanga and veteran batsman Andy Flower set an example of courage and self-respect. Both players entered the field with a black line. He opposes the Robert Mugabe government in the country. He called it a ‘democratic assassination’ in the country. The ICC said the move by the two players was political but refused to take any action against them. However, two players were subsequently forced to retire from cricket and both were expelled. Both left the country. Henry Olonga now lives in England with his family.
The match on February 10 was won by Zimbabwe, but it was the biggest win of the two players’ personal lives. When Martin Williamson spoke to Henry Olonga about the Black Arm Bond protests at the 2003 World Cup, he said that decision was not going to be easy. After this Henry knew that the situation would become more difficult for him.
On February 10, Zimbabwe will play a crucial match from Namibia to continue their World Cup campaign at the Harare Sports Club. An hour before the start of the match, the peace was shattered when it was learned that two senior players, Henry Olonga and Andy Flower, were going to a public protest on the occasion. The two created a sensation by releasing statements in the media that they would wear black bandages on this day and “celebrate this as mourning the death of democracy in the country”.