Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj suffer racial abuse from Sydney crowd as Team India lodges complain

Jasprit Bumrah

The Indian ace pacer duo, Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Siraj were taunted with racist remarks by the Aussie fans during the Third test match of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy at Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG).

Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Siraj become victims of racism at SCG

Jasprit Bumrah

The nuisance of racism in the world of sports is disgraceful and unacceptable. Another incident of racism took place at SCG when India faced Australia on Day three in the third test match.

Pacemen Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Siraj have complained that they were hurled with racist remarks by fans in the crowd.

Sources say a group of drunk spectators called Bumrah and Siraj- monkeys, w—er and mother—-r when India were fielding during Australia’s second innings.

The report further stated that the stand-in captain Ajinkya Rahane and R Ashwin along with senior players in the team had a discussion with two umpires Paul Reiffel and Paul Wilson at the end of play on Day 3.

The Indian management has also spoken with the ICC security officials and will certainly be in touch with Cricket Australia regarding this matter.

BCCI lodge complaint to ICC

PTI reported that a Board of Control for Cricket in India(BCCI) official said, “BCCI lodged a formal complaint with ICC match referee David Boon about two of their players Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Siraj being abused by a drunk spectator.”

Previously the ‘Monkeygate’ incident during India’s 2007-’08 tour of Australia also took place during the Sydney Test.

Australia were brilliant with the bowling and equally excellent with the fielding as well. They bundled India 244 runs and now they have a healthy 197-run lead after the end of third day’s play on Saturday.

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Steve Smith (29 batting) and Marnus Labuschagne (47 batting) looking strong at the crease with Australia having 103/2 on the board.

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