Indian cricketers Mohammad Siraj and Jasprit Bumrah were subject to racial abuse in the ongoing test match against Australia. The test is taking place in Sydney and there have been multiple reports suggesting the players were abused racially on Day 2, 3.
The team management has officially lodged a complaint on the matter to match referee David Boon today. At stumps of third day, there were lot of discussions around Indian dressing room.
The match officials along with stadium security came to query Bumrah and Siraj on the incidents. Both the players have seemed to answered their queries. Meanwhile, Randwick end of the ground is where the abuse came from as per the reports.
Indian skipper Ajinkya Rahane and veteran cricketer Ravichandran Ashwin spoke to umpires Paul Reiffel and Paul Wilson and informed them about the incident. The matter will most likely be heard by ICC soon.
“Bumrah and Siraj were called monkeys, wanker and motherf***** by the people almost throughout the time they were fielding. Captain Ajinkya Rahane spoke to the match officials and then the team management went up to Boon and lodged a formal complaint,” team sources told TOI.
BCCI is in touch with Cricket Australia over the incident and soon ICC could take over the matter into their own hands. Meanwhile, the SCG officials are trying to identify the people who tried to abuse the players.
Despite the COVID crisis, Australia have allowed crowds into the stadium. With recent corona crisis around Sydney, only 10000 people were allowed. This meant everything can be identified much more clearly.
It is disappointing to see the few people tarnishing the image of their nation. However, this is how fans responded to the news.
Whosoever has racially abused #bumrah and #siraj( our heroes) should be barred for lifetime! That son of a bitch and ballless person can talk shit about his own 2 cheaters! And why both of them!LEARN HOW TO TREAT YOUR ABORIGINES COMMUNITY FIRST! @BCCI kick their ass!#AUSvsIND
— Indian (@Indian65293929) January 9, 2021
The Aussie at crowd at SCG today kept on using abusive language for Rishabh Pant when he was hurt in the arm.
Siraj was near the boundary and the Aussie crow again and again kept on teasing him.
These Aussies will never go beyond their racists comments.#INDvAUS #bumrah
— Swadesi (@thewanderborn) January 9, 2021
The reports Mohammed Siraj and Jasprit Bumrah were racially abused at the SCG are extremely upsetting. If true and they find the culprits, please ban them from cricket events for life. They do not deserve the game. Disgusting behaviour. #AUSvIND
— Chloe-Amanda Bailey (@ChloeAmandaB) January 9, 2021
*Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Siraj were racially abused by Australian fans*
Le Indian fans: pic.twitter.com/grQiixOdKU
— Ishva Vyas (@Ishva04) January 9, 2021
Yes, how has racism progresed in Australia in the specific time period of 2007 to 2021? What are the measures Australian society is taking to preserve Racism in their culture? #bumrah #AUSvIND https://t.co/y2Lry76MT7
— ࿗ हर्ष श्रीवास्तव ࿗ (@HarshOutlook) January 9, 2021
The comments here are a v.poor reflection of Aussie 🏏 fans. To accuse someone like Bumrah(1 of the nicest guys) & Siraj(his 2nd game) of faking racial abuse claims is so cynical. What’s the point of those pregame ceremonies when the public nonchalantly shrugs at these incidents?
— 🏳️🌈 (@shroogin) January 9, 2021
Very disappointing, tarnishes our sporting reputation yet again.
But it also demonstrates again that we have a strong racist underbelly in this country.
— Scotty (@ScottyArgyle71) January 9, 2021
Very sad to here @cricketcomau you have to handle your spectators.. racial abusive comments are not at all acceptable.. if your crowd cant appreciate that dosent means they can say whatever they can. @ICC has to look at this. #siraj #bumrah #racism @BCCI @CricketAus
— Abhi Khade (@khadeabhishek1) January 9, 2021