AUS v IND 2020-21: "We treat them nicely in India," Suresh Raina on Australian crowd racially abusing Indian players

Mohammed Siraj had complained about unruly behavior of crowd again on day four of third Test.

Police escorting group of fans out of the venue | GETTY

Former India batsman Suresh Raina slammed the Australian crowd for passing abuses to the Indian bowlers during the third Test at SCG. Mohammed Siraj and Jasprit Bumrah had complained about the disrespectful behavior of the crowd. 

Raina said it's really bad to see the Australian crowd behaving like this despite the Aussie players being treated nicely in India. Team India has already lodged a complaint regarding the racist comments from the spectators.

"It's so bad to see this, we have always greeted them nicely in India and IPL. It should not happen," Raina told ANI.

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Siraj and captain Ajinkya Rahane were seen having a chat with the match officials after the end of the third day's play. Even on the fourth day of the match, Siraj complained about the same, and this time six spectators were taken into police custody over the allegations of unruly behavior.

Sean Carroll, Cricket Australia's Head of Integrity and Security on Sunday (December 10) said that strict action will be taken against the section of fans who hurled racial slurs at Siraj and Bumrah.

"Cricket Australia condemns in the strongest terms possible all discriminatory behaviour. If you engage in racist abuse, you are not welcome in Australian cricket," said Carroll, Cricket Australia's Head of Integrity and Security in an official release.

"CA is awaiting the outcome of the International Cricket Council's investigation into the matter reported at the SCG on Saturday. Once those responsible are identified, CA will take the strongest measures possible under our Anti-Harassment Code, including lengthy bans, further sanctions, and referral to NSW Police. As series hosts, we unreservedly apologise to our friends in the Indian cricket team and assure them we will prosecute the matter to its fullest extent," he added.

(With ANI Inputs)


By Sihyeu Singh - 10 Jan, 2021

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