A new controversy has emerged in the ongoing third Test match between India and Australia in Sydney. Shortly after the third day’s play was over, the Indian team management filed a complaint on behalf of Jaspreet Bumrah and Mohammad Siraj for racist remarks. On behalf of the Indian team it has been said that on the second and third day of the ongoing Test match in Sydney, the crowd at Sydney Cricket Ground abused both the cricketers and made racial remarks on them.
According to a report in The Telegraph, all this happened when some senior players of the team including captain Ajinkya Rahane, Ravichandran Ashwin met both umpires Paul Riffel and Paul Wilson after the third day’s play was over and told them that their two players had Was abused.
This was followed by talks between the two umpires, ICC security officials and the two players for five minutes. After this the Indian team went to the dressing room. At present, the matter has reached the ICC.
Let me tell you that this is not the first time that there has been racist remarks on India’s tour of Australia. Just 13 years ago, a case of racial abuse in Sydney itself rocked the cricket world. Then there was a dispute between Andrew Symonds and Harbhajan Singh, in which everyone including the court, both the cricket board and the media had joined. Later, a three-test ban was also imposed on Harbhajan Singh, which was again lifted.