Australian crowd is in massive controversy after team India reported racial abuse on a couple of its players including Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Siraj in the ongoing Border-Gavaskar trophy. The incident happened after Day 3 of the Sydney Test came to a close when the Indian players were walking back to the dugout.
However, Australia cricket has always been guilty of throwing racial jibes at fellow cricketers from other nations. Be it the Aussie cricketers or the Aussies fans, they have time and again played the dirty game of sledging and racial abuse and in this article, we’ll tell you about the 5 incidents when Australian cricketers and fans were involved in racial abuse.
Five Instances Australian Cricketers And Fans Were Involved In Racial Abuse:
5. When Moeen Ali Was Termed A Terrorist
English all-rounder Moeen Ali has been one of the many victims that have had to face the Australian racial abuse. The incident occurred in the 2015 Ashes when Moeen Ali was termed as ‘Osama’, in reference to the former terrorist Osama bin Laden, by an Australian cricketer in a Test match.
The incident came to light in 2018 when Moeen Ali wrote in his autobiography, “An Australian player had turned to me on the field and said, ‘Take that, Osama.’ I could not believe what I had heard. I remember going really red. I have never been so angry on a cricket field.”
English coach Trevor Bayliss made it clear that Moeen Ali did not want to create a ruckus in the ongoing series and thus, he did not make a big issue out of it.