Indian cricketers had an unsavoury experience on Day 4 of the third Test against Australia in Sydney. A few spectators were evicted from the stadium for alleged racial abuse for the second successive day of the Pink Test
Times of India reported that the racist fans told India pacers Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Siraj, “You brown dog, go home. We don't like you." The two were called “monkeys, wanker and motherf*****” on Saturday, TOI further reported.
Former India all-rounder Irfan Pathan on Sunday condemned the racial abuse at Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG), saying that spectators should not come to the stadium if they can't respect players on the field.
Taking to Twitter the former all-rounder wrote, "If you are not respecting players on the field then don't come to the stadium... #Ausvsindia."
Former Australian cricketers Michael Hussey and Shane Warne too condemned the incident.
"It's terrible behaviour and I can't believe it's still happening in this day and age. They should be banned for life from coming to cricket. The Indians have come here to our shores to entertain us, play some great cricket, we should be so grateful that we can watch some live sport. To treat the players like that is unacceptable," Hussey told Fox Cricket.
Warne also said that "severe punishment" should be given to the members of the crowd who hurled racial slurs at Siraj and Bumrah.
"Disgraceful to be honest, absolutely disgraceful. Should never happen, especially what's happened in the last 12 months or so with everything else around the world. Let's hope they come down heavy and find the culprits," said Warne.
Source: SIFY with Agency Inputs