The ongoing Border-Gavaskar Trophy between India and Australia has already been full of ups and downs outside the field. First, with Rohit being not selected for the tour and later being added to the squad, players allegedly breaching the protocols set by Cricket Australia, the venue for the fourth Test, and the list goes on. Now a new controversy has taken place in the third test. Indian pacers Jasprit Bumrah and the debutant in this series Mohammed Siraj, have alleged that they were at the receiving end of racial comments by the crowd at the SCG Stadium.
Indian officials, after the third day ended, took the matter to match officials and have accused that the SCG crowd has been abusing the pacer duo racially for the past two days as well. The scenes were very unusual to see as Bumrah was seen complaining to the security officials while he was fielding. After Bumrah, Siraj was targeted by the crowd. Rahane was seen talking to the match referee after the day ended. The match referee and the Umpire were seen near the Indian dressing room after the day ended.
Australia is always known for its nasty crowds and media that get into the visitor’s mind. This is a serious issue and the official statement by Cricket Australia is yet to come.