On the third day of the match a certain group of audiences directed racial abuse at Indian pacer Mohammed Siraj after which the visitors lodged an official complaint of the incident.
On Sunday Australian coach Justin Langer called it disappointing after some spectators directly abused players of Indian cricket team.
On fourth day play was halted for few minutes after Mohammad Siraj filed a complaint about racial abuse from crowd , BCCI has lodged a complaint with ICC regarding the issue.
Reacting on the events Langer said it was upsetting and shame. “I mean, I have hated it as a player, I have hated it as a coach, we have seen in different parts of the world, it is really sad to see this happen in Australia,” he further included.
A day after the conclusion of the third Test, Australian opener David Warner apologised to Indian players for the unruly behavior shown by a section of the crowd at Sydney Cricket Stadium.
On Tuesday, Warner took to Instagram and said that
It was great to be back out on the park again this week. Was not the ideal result for us but this is what Test cricket is all about. 5 days of tough cricket and well done to our guys for working as hard as we could, congrats to India in the way they fought hard for the draw, and that’s why we love this game, it’s not easy. Move onto Brisbane now for the decider and what a place the Gabba is to play at.
He also included that, I’d also like to say sorry to @mohammedsirajofficial and the Indian team as racism, and abuse is not in any way acceptable or tolerated anywhere at any time, and I would expect better from our home crowd.
However the fourth match series is currently levelled 1-1 where India are chasing a target of 407 in third test match IND vs AUS