Mohammed Siraj verbally abused: The Indian fast bowler was once again at the receiving end of verbal abuse from the spectators.
India fast bowler Mohammed Siraj continues to be at the receiving end of getting verbally abused during the ongoing tour of Australia.
Siraj, who had come forward to raise a complain with the on-field umpires upon being racially abused in the third Test at the Sydney Cricket Ground, has had no chance in spectators’ behaviour as a small section of people continue to tarnish the sport and the Australian culture.
While six people were removed from the stadium at the SCG, it would be interesting to see what action Queensland Police and Cricket Australia will take now when a similar offence has been committed despite Australia Test captain and coach Tim Paine and Justin Langer respectively asking people to maintain decorum in the stands.
Speaking to The Sydney Morning Herald in Brisbane, a spectator named Kate opened up on what she saw and heard while watching the first day of the fourth Test from the same stand such as the offenders.
“The guys behind me have been calling – shouting – both Washington [Sundar] and [Mohammed] Siraj grubs. But this time it was Siraj. I suspect it’s not a coincidence that it’s Siraj being targeted post the SCG stuff.
“At one point, a man in that section was heard yelling, ‘Siraj, give us a wave, give us a wave, give us a wave. Siraj, you bloody grub’,” Kate was quoted as saying by The Sydney Morning Herald.
Mohammed Siraj abused verbally in Brisbane Test vs Australia
Mohammed Siraj was labelled a “bloody grub” by members of the Gabba crowd less than a week after the abuse allegations which marred the Sydney Test
— Sam Phillips (@samphillips06) January 15, 2021
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