Australian Spectators Called Mohammed Siraj A Brown Dog: Reports

Australian Spectators Called Mohammed Siraj A Brown Dog: Reports

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India. (Credits: Twitter)

The ongoing Sydney Test between Australia and India has landed in hot waters following racist remarks hurled at the Indian players in Mohammed Siraj and Jasprit Bumrah.

Play was halted for eight minutes on the fourth day after fast bowler Mohammed Siraj, who was fielding at fine-leg informed the officials that a section of the crowd at the Sydney Cricket Ground has passed off discriminatory remarks against him.

The group of spectators were then thrown out of the stadium by the New South Wales police.

Mohammed Siraj
Mohammed Siraj. (Photo: Twitter)

Following the incident, Cricket Australia issues a statement where it condemned the incident besides apologizing to the Indian team for the ordeal. The statement also revealed that an investigation is underway.

Meanwhile, it has now emerged what exactly was said to Mohammed Siraj on the fourth afternoon. Eminent sports journalist Boria Majumdar took to his Twitter account on Sunday, where he revealed that Siraj was called a ‘brown dog’ by a section of spectators.

”Breaking: I am appalled to say Siraj was called a brown dog today in Sydney. This is what was said today morning to go with all the other abuse. Just throwing the spectators out isn’t enough. We need some real action if we have to stop this,” tweeted Majumdar.

Today’s incident comes in the wake of the official complaint lodged by the Indian team-management late on day 034 after Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Siraj complained of having received racial abuse from the crowd in Sydney.

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Yash Mittal

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