During the Sydney Test between India and Australia, there was a case of racial comments. Some viewers made lousy comments on Mohammed Siraj and Jaspreet Bumrah. After this the match was also stopped. Due to this, some spectators were thrown out of the ground. In this case, now Mohammad Siraj has made a big disclosure. After reaching India, he said that the on-field umpires gave the Indian team the option of skipping the third Test after making racist comments from the audience in the Sydney Test. But Indian captain Ajinkya Rahane refused this.
In Sydney, Siraj and his senior partner fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah had to suffer racial remarks for two consecutive days. After this, the Indian team management complained to the match referee David Boon. Cricket Australia later apologized for this. Some viewers called Siraj a ‘brown monkey’. Siraj told this to captain Ajinkya Rahane who informed the on-field umpires Paul Reifel and Paul Wilson. On reaching Hyderabad, Siraj said in the press conference, ‘I tolerated abuses in Australia. The matter is going on and let’s see if I get justice or not. My job was to inform the captain about this.
Rahane turned down the advice of umpires
The bowler, who took the highest 13 wickets for India in Australia, said,
The umpires asked us to leave the match but Rahane (brother) said that we will not leave the match. If we have not made any mistake then we will play.
He said that the poor behavior of the audience became the inspiration for him to perform well. They said, ‘This made me stronger mentally. I did not let it affect the game.
Six spectators were evicted from the field after that incident. Cricket Australia has promised stern action against the culprits. However, no new updates have been received so far.