India pacer Mohammed Siraj was racially abused by some Australian fans and they called him a 'brown dog' and 'big monkey' at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG), PTI revealed in a report.
A clip of the incident is doing rounds on social media in which a section of spectators can be seen shouting at Siraj, who was fielding near the boundary.
Indian players were racially abused on two days of the third Test. On Saturday (December 9), Siraj and Jasprit Bumrah both were racially abused and Indian team management had registered an official complaint with the local ground staff and subsequently with the ICC.
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Siraj complained about the crowd's behavior again on the fourth day after the 86th over of Australia's second innings. The play was also stopped for a while. Siraj ran from the fine leg boundary towards the umpires, pointing into the crowd.
Here is the video:
Well this is some proof……
????????????????#INDvsAUS #racism #AUSvINDtest pic.twitter.com/NL47ztRfOZ
— Rithvik Shetty (@Shetty10Rithvik) January 10, 2021
India captain Virat Kohli had tweeted on a micro-blogging site demanding strong action on the matter. Cricket great Sachin Tendulkar had also expressed his disappointment on the incident.