Australia vs India 4th Test Match: Team India’s fast bowler, Mohammad Siraj once again faced racial abuse amid the Brisbane test by the Gaba crowd. The incident happened earlier twice in Sydney during the third test match after which the section of the crowd was booked by the New South Whales cop.
According to the reports of Sydney Morning Herald, Mohammad Siraj was referred with “Grub” by the Gaba crowd.
“The guys behind me have been calling – shouting – both Washington and Siraj grubs,” Kate, a spectator, was quoted as saying by the newspaper.
The group of spectators just like in Sydney started chanting Grub when Mohammad Siraj was fielding near the ropes. The Indian players who were in the ropes did not pay any attention to the matter.
“It started being targeted at Siraj and it was a chant similar to the SCG one (in which fans sang to the tune of Que Sera, Sera but changed the lyrics to Que Shiraz, Shiraz).
“But this time it was Siraj. I suspect it’s not a coincidence that it’s Siraj being targeted post the SCG stuff,” the spectator told the Australian daily.
As per the report in the Sydney Morning Herald, one of the spectators was seen shouting,” Hey Mohammad Siraj, give us a wave, give us a wave, Siraj, you bloody grub.”
Washington Sundar too faced the racial abuse:
Along with Mohammad Siraj, young debutant Washington Sundar was also subjected to the same behaviour from the section of the crowd.
Earlier, in the Sydney Test when the Indian players complained of the abuse, the play was halted for about 10 minutes and the section of the crowd was removed by the security personnel. Taking the matter serious, the BCCI lodged a complaint to the match referee.
Cricket Australia has promised Indian huddle for the hard possible action against the section of the crowd. Australian players were also seen supporting Indian huddle after the incident.
David Warner in his Instagram post apologised to Mohammad Siraj for such a shameless behaviour from the crowd and said Australian team will never condone such people.
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