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Jonty Rhodes admitted he benefited from the white privilege
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Jonty Rhodes admitted he benefited from the white privilege

South Africa’s former cricketer Jonty Rhodes has opened up about the racism quota in the South Africa cricket team. Jonty Rhodes, who represented South Africa in 297 International matches, was one of the most athletic fielder the cricket world has ever seen.

Jonty Rhodes, defying his own talent, admitted that he might not have been picked to play for his country had it not been the white privilege. "I certainly benefited from the fact that I wasn't really competing with 50% of the population," Rhodes told a news network. He further justified his remarks by saying that his cricket statistics were quite average.

While Rhodes supported the transformation quotas that South Africa cricket team currently has, he also admitted that the Rugby team has contributed more towards the disadvantaged communities of South Africa as compared to cricket. This is the reason why that the country has not been able to produce a lot of talent in the recent past and many players, dominantly white, has pursued lucrative offers in shape of Kolpak signings.