Indian pacers, Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Siraj have reportedly been the subject of racial abuse by Australian supporters in the ongoing third Test between India and Australia. The news broke after the third day of the Sydney Test came to a close after the Indian team was heading to the dugout.
Senior Indian players including skipper Ajinkya Rahane and Ravichandran Ashwin brought this issue to light minutes after the close of play. Both the cricketers were seen having a lengthy discussion with the match umpires Paul Reiffel and Paul Wilson. The discussion went on five minutes after the scheduled close of play and the Indian team even stayed around for a while in the dressing room. The ball is now ICC’s court and the further action will be initiated by the world body.
Jasprit Bumrah And Mohammed Siraj Racially Abused By Australian Supporters: Reports
As per various media reports, Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Siraj were racially abused by the Australian supporters after the end of Day 3 at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG). Various media outlets are reporting that Indian officials are furious with the incident.
He was called Wan…. Mother F… Monkey etc etc. This is just ridiculous. How on earth in an advanced society does someone get subjected to this? Unbelievable and unacceptable. Hope we see some action on this. @BCCI shouldn’t leave this.
— Boria Majumdar (@BoriaMajumdar) January 9, 2021
Quite a long discussion between the senior Indian players, including captain Rahane, the umpires & a security official at close of play. Looked like it was to do with something someone from the crowd had said to Mohammad Siraj who was at fine-leg at the Randwick end #AUSvIND
— Bharat Sundaresan (@beastieboy07) January 9, 2021
The Indian team management has lodged a complaint about two of their players – Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammad Siraj – having faced racial abuse from the crowd at the Sydney Cricket Ground
Australia On Top Of India After The End Of Day 3
The Australian Cricket Team is right on top as Day 3 of the Sydney Test came to a close. The Australian innings finished on 338 in the first innings. However, the Australian bowlers bounced back in the second innings and dismissed the entire Indian batting line up on just 244 runs.
The Indian bowlers including Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj, and R Ashwin were right on the money in the third innings. Mohammed Siraj sent back Will Pucovski to the pavilion and David Warner once again fell prey to R Ashwin. However, Steve Smith and Marnus Labuschagne played gritty knocks to stitch together a 50+ run partnership as the Aussies now lead by 197 runs with 8 wickets in hand.