The Australian crowd is best known for their behaviour towards the visiting team. This has been again witnessed, according to latest reports Indian fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammad Siraj have faced racial abuse by SCG crowd during the third test.
Everytime India visits the Australian soil, the series’s are always surrounded by controversy, whether it’s Monkey gate or Steve Bucknor horrendous umpiring decision in 2008 against India in SCG test. Both the teams are powerhouse, but this time the crowd involvement didn’t go too well with the Indian officials.
The Indian Team Management have lodged a complaint about the players facing racial abuse. Indian Captain Ajinkya Rahane and few senior players were seen having a chat with the two umpires Paul Wilson and Paul Reiffel. The discussion lasted for for five minutes. However no statement has yet been recorded from the ground officials or Cricket Australia.
When the world was protesting for ‘Black Lives Matter’, Australia was one of the major countries to take part in this noble cause. But now the racial abuse against the Indian players is surely a bit of surprise for the fans.
At the end of Day 3 of the third test, Australian are on the driving seat. Steve Smith and Marnus Labuschagne are looking dangerous. While Smith is batting at 47, Marnus has scored 29 runs. Australia have taken a lead of 197 runs. If India wants to keep themselves alive in the game, everything depends on the first 2 session of tomorrow’s play.
The likes of Jasprit Bumrah, Navdeep Saini & Siraj need a make a comeback and put the team in a strong position.