Brisbane: The third Test played between India and Australia (IND vs AUS) was full of controversy. On the third and fourth day of this match, Indian fast pitcher Mohammed Siraj reportedly made racist comments, after which Cricket Australia had to apologize.
Australian pitcher Nathan Lyon said Indian fast pitcher Mohammed Siraj has set new standards by condemning poor spectator behavior. He also said the game of cricket is for everyone and there is no room for racism.
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Mohammed Siraj and Jasprit Bumrah at Sydney Cricket Ground faced racist comments from viewers on Days 4 and 5. After that, the Indian team filed a complaint with the ICC.
Lion said in a virtual press conference: “ There is no scope for racial abuse in the game. People think they are joking, but it can affect people differently. The game of cricket is for everyone and there is no room for racism.
He said: “If you think there is a need to complain to the match officials, then it should be done. Nowadays, there are so many security personnel on the ground that those who make racist remarks can be immediately expelled. It will also lead to complaints from match officials. On the limit of the square leg, Siraj has been referred to by the public as “Monkey” and “Brown Dog”. Security personnel chased these spectators from the ground.
Nathan Lyon said: ‘This will set the trend for the complaint of the incident. It depends on the player whether he wants to complain or not. I hope people get out of this and just watch cricket and players don’t have to worry about racial misconduct.