During the Sydney Test, Team India’s fast bowlers Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammad Siraj reported racial abuse towards them during fielding by some of the Australian fans. Now, there is another revelation into the matter when an Indian fans disclosed that the culprits not only abused the two bowlers but also used abusive language for the Indian skipper Ajinkya Rahane.
On the third and fourth day of Sydney Test match, there was constant racial remarks being made towards the Indian players by the Australian fans, after which Mohammad Siraj complained and with the help of police, 6 people were identified and were removed from the stadium.
An Indian fan Krishna Kumar revealed during his conversation with Sports Todays that seeing people drunk as early as 10:30 am was unexpected. At 10:30 on Saturday, he witnessed constant verbal abuse towards the Indian team by a group of Australian audience who were constantly chanting hate speech for the Indian captain, Ajinkya Rahane and the rest of the team. This was the first time Kumar had witness such behaviour which was frightening.
Kumar further revealed that there had been 5-6 people in the age group of 19 to 23 who believed themselves to be cool and constantly kept on chanting the abusive words despite of being told not to by himeself.