Some Australian spectators insulted Indian cricketers, namely Jasprit Bumrah and Md. Siraj on the Day 3 of the 3rd Test match between Indian and Australia. Siraj reported that the crowd making racial abuses towards them. Skipper Ajinkya Rahane called for stopping the play immediately and rightly so. Official inspection was done 6 people from the crowd were taken into custody for accuses abuse.
While, all the Australian players were in support of the Indian team, it does not fade the matter being as disgraceful as it is.
Regular Indian skipper Virat Kohli, who is on a paternity leave, tweeted about this issue terming this the peak of Rowdy Behaviour by the Australian crowds.
In a series of tweets, Kohli addressed the issue that has marred the ongoing Sydney Test. The champion batsman called the incident absolutely intolerable besides urging the authorities to take strict action against the offenders.
Kohli also admitted that he too had also gone through many such incidents where ‘really pathetic things’ have been hurled at him on the boundary line.
“Racial abuse is absolutely unacceptable. Having gone through many incidents of really pathetic things said on the boundary lines, this is the absolute peak of rowdy behaviour. It’s sad to see this happen on the field,” Virat Kohli tweeted.
“The incident needs to be looked at with absolute urgency and seriousness and strict action against the offenders should set things straight for once,” he added.
Here’s the Tweet:
Racial abuse is absolutely unacceptable. Having gone through many incidents of really pathetic things said on the boundary Iines, this is the absolute peak of rowdy behaviour. It's sad to see this happen on the field.
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) January 10, 2021