Brisbane: The third Test played between India and Australia (IND vs AUS) was full of controversies. On the third and fourth day of this match, India’s fast bowler Mohammed Siraj was allegedly made racist comments after which Cricket Australia had to apologize.
Australia off-spinner Nathan Lyon has said that Indian fast bowler Mohammed Siraj has set new standards by condemning the poor behavior of the spectators. He also said that the game of cricket is for everyone and there is no place for racism in it.
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Mohammed Siraj and Jasprit Bumrah on the Sydney Cricket Ground faced racial comments from viewers on Day 4 and 5. After this, the Indian team lodged a complaint with the ICC.
Lion said in a virtual press conference, ‘There is no scope of Racial Abuse in the game. People feel that they are joking but it may affect people differently. The game of cricket is for everyone and there is no place for racism in it.
He said, ‘If you feel that there is a need to complain to the match officials then it should be done. Nowadays there are so many security personnel on the field that those who make racial remarks can be thrown out immediately. This will also lead to complaints from match officials. On the square leg boundary, Siraj was called by the audience as ‘Monkey’ and ‘Brown Dog’. Security personnel drove these spectators out of the ground.
Nathan Lyon said, ‘This will set the trend for the complaint of the incident. It depends on the player whether he wants to complain or not. I hope that people will come out of this and watch cricket only and the players will not have to worry about racial misconduct.