new Delhi: The third Test of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy between India and Australia (IND vs AUS) is being played in Sydney. This match has become a witness to shameful incidents. Virender Sehwag has become angry over the racial remarks being made by the audience here.
Sehwag took class
Former India Team opener Virender Sehwag wrote on Twitter, ‘Tum karo to sarcasm, and koi karo toh racist commentary. What Sydney audiences are doing is quite unfortunate. These people are enjoying the best test series.
Tum karo toh Sarcasm, aur koi kare toh Racism.
Very unfortunate with what some of the Australian crowd has been doing at the SCG and spoiling the vibes of a good test series. pic.twitter.com/mrDTbX4t7i
– Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) January 10, 2021
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Racial commentary on Siraj
The game had to be stopped due to the uproar of spectators present at the stands of Sydney Cricket Ground. Many viewers made racial remarks on Mohammed Siraj. After this, 6 people who created a ruckus were thrown out of the stands by security personnel.
– Sujal Jaiswal (@ sujal_jaiswal16) January 10, 2021
Had to stop the match
Due to this act of spectators, all the players reached the middle of the field and the match had to be stopped for a while. Then the umpire announced the tea time. The game started a while later. Mohammed Siraj reported this incident to the field umpire.
Play stopped at the SCG for more an eight minutes after allegations of abuse from the crowd #AUSvIND https://t.co/lae1ODNmwF
– cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) January 10, 2021
The incident also happened on the third day
On the third day of the Sydney Test, an intoxicated spectator present at the stadium stands called Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Siraj as ‘Monkey’ (monkey), after which the BCCI called the ICC ( ICC) filed a formal complaint before the match referee.