The thrilling third Test between India and Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground was marred by the incident of racism. India fast-bowlers Mohammed Siraj and Jasprit Bumrah faced abuse from a section of the crowd on the third day of the game before the former faced a similar situation on the fourth day. Following the incident on the fourth day, police were called and at least five spectators were asked to leave the stadium.
Unsurprisingly, the incident is being widely condemned with several big names from the game urging the authorities to take strict action in order to ensure that such incidents do not take place again. But recently, an Indian-Australian fan added a new twist to the saga by claiming he did not hear racist taunts from the set of spectators who were ejected from the SCG on Sunday.
However, an Indian fan, who was also present at the SCG when the incident took place, has claimed otherwise. In a recent interview with Sports Today, the man named Krishna Kumar has opened up about the upsetting and disappointing incident that marred the thrilling encounter as he expressed his shock over the incident. While multiple reports suggested that Indian players were racially abused by drunk spectators, the fan has expressed his doubts about the same set of fans being drunk at that time of the day.
“At 10:30 am I don’t expect people to be drunk. On Saturday, starting from 10:30, there were chants of ‘s*****s, s*****s, s*****s going around’. Rahane was batting at the time, and there chants such as ‘Rahane is a s****r, all Indians are s******. This is the first time I was really seeing something like this. I have never faced something like this and to me it was appalling,” Krishna Kumar said.
He further revealed that he tried to stop the fans from making those racist chants by having some eye contact with them. However, his effort went in vain as they kept targeting the Indian players.
“I turned around and it was a group of 5-6 guys, aged 19-23, young guys who were having a good time and thought that this was really funny. I tried to have some eye contact to let them know that it was not cool, but you know, they just continued. ‘All Indians are s*****s they continued to say,” he added.
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