Bumrah and Siraj were racially abused at SCG. Indian bowling leader Jasprit Bumrah and the newcomer Mohammed Siraj was racially abused by the Australian crowd on day three.
It is reported that these two Indian pacers were racially abused on day 2 too of the third test match between India and Australia. The matter came into the limelight when Indian senior players like Captain Ajinkya Rahane, Ravichandran Ashwin, and Cheteshwar Pujara informed that matter to the two official umpires, Paul Reiffel and Paul Wilson.
The Indian cricket management brought this matter to in front of Match Referee David Boon and the two official umpires. Indian captain Ajinkya Rahane also spoke to umpires and security officials regarding this matter.
As per the complaint, Mohammed Siraj was racially abused when he was fielding at the fine leg boundary on day 3.
The other instance of racial abuse happened when the Indian pace leader Jasprit Bumrah was fielding at the boundary rope whereas some Indian officials were behind Bumrah.
The Indian security official had a chat with the security officials and with the ICC security officials. At that time the Indian cricket team was in the dressing room when the Indian security officials spoke to ICC and SCG security officials.
Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) backs their Indian players regarding this matter. BCCI filed a complaint to ICC and Cricket Australia.
Jasprit Bumrah talked with the security officials before leaving the ground. Mohammed Siraj also spoke to security officials regarding racial abuse.
Sydney Cricket Ground has a vast number of spectators capacity but in the ongoing test, only 10,000 spectators are allowed to watch from the stadium.
Earlier on day2, Team India resumed their inning on 96/2. Pujara and Rahane looked good in the first half-hour of the play. Pujara completed his slowest fifty in test cricket on 174 balls. Team India bowled out for 244 runs thus gave a lead of 94 runs to Australia.
Australia started their second inning on a positive note, but both openers were gone in a quick session. Then It was Smith and Labuschagne who took Australia’s lead to close 200 on day 3.
Mohammed Siraj racially abused on Day4:
Indian pacer Mohammed Siraj racially abused on Day 4 too. Siraj was fielding at the boundary rope when some Aussies crowds racially abused him, he went to captain Ajinkya Rahane and told all this. Captain Rahane immediately stop the play and spoke to the official umpires. The play had been stopped before the tea as coach Ravi Shastri spoke to security officials. After this security officials removed six spectators from the SCG ground and the play was suspended for 10 minutes.
Australia has declared their second inning 312/6 and give India a target of 407 runs in four sessions to chase down. Cameron Green (84) hits his maiden test fifty while Marnus Labuschagne scored 73 and Steve Smith scored 81.
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