Imran Tahir, Johannesburg, Pink ODI, Racial Abuse, South Africa Vs India 2018
Imran Tahir racially abused during the fourth ODI at Johannesburg. (Photo by Philip Brown/Getty Images)

South African prominent leg-spinner Imran Tahir got racially and verbally abused during the Pink ODI at Johannesburg on Saturday (February 10). Cricket South Africa (CSA) has admitted the issue and released a press statement.

Meanwhile, South Africa kept the series alive beating India by five wickets in a rain-affected encounter owing to the Duckworth-Lewis method (DSLS).

Wicketkeeper-batsman Heinrich Klaasen and David Miller starred as India looked sloppy on the field. The Men in Blue had a bad day in office while South African batters looked to have sorted their plans in place against India’s wrist spinners.

However, all was not good in the South African team as Tahir experienced racial comments hurled at him by an unknown man.

Watch: SA vs IND, 2018 - Imran Tahir subjected to racial abuse
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CSA admits Tahir’s allegation:

Cricket South Africa has noted and is aware of the circulation of video footage featuring Imran Tahir on social media and Whatsapp groups,” CSA said in a release.

Tahir helped the security personnel to identify the abuser. Also, this led to the eviction of the fans after he reported the incidence with the match officials.

Meanwhile, Tahir made no physical contact with the offender or anybody in the vicinity.

In addition, the abuser will be subjected to further sanction and police investigation as per ICC rules.

Watch the video:

However, this is not the first time Tahir has experienced this kind of a behaviour. During the 2015 World Cup, at Manuka Oval, a fan shouted, “Why don’t you go stroke your pet camel?” at him.

Also, Imran Tahir got subjected to the same kind of behaviour in 2014 at the same venue.

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