Seasoned off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin on Sunday stated racist abuse from the group on the Sydney Cricket Floor just isn’t new and must be handled an iron fist after some spectators have been ejected for targetting Indian gamers in the course of the ongoing third Take a look at towards Australia right here on Sunday.
Talking on the finish of the fourth day’s play, Ashwin stated the Indian gamers have confronted racism in Sydney earlier too.
“We now have confronted racism in Sydney earlier too. It must be handled iron fist,” Ashwin advised reporters on the post-day press convention.
Play was halted for a couple of minutes on the fourth day of the match after India pacer Mohammed Siraj complained of abuse from a bit of the group right here, resulting in expulsion of some spectators and an unreserved apology from the host board.
Native media reported that six folks have been expelled from the bottom by the safety in the course of the practically 10-minute halt within the on-ground proceedings.
Ashwin added, “In 2011, I did not know what racism is and the way you might be made to really feel small. And other people additionally be a part of the chortle.”
Australian coach Justin Langer additionally condemned the unsavoury incident.