Australian batting star David Warner on Tuesday condemned the racist slurs hurled at Indian gamers, significantly pacer Mohammed Siraj, in the course of the third Take a look at right here and mentioned such behaviour by the spectators was not acceptable.
Siraj, on his maiden tour of Australia, and senior pacer Jasprit Bumrah have been abused for 2 consecutive days by the gang.
Play was, in reality, halted on the fourth day for a couple of minutes after the Indian staff complained to the umpires, which led to the expulsion of six spectators from the stands and an unreserved apology from Cricket Australia.
“I would additionally prefer to apologize to @mohammedsirajofficial and the Indian staff as racism, and abuse just isn’t in any means acceptable or tolerated wherever at any time, and I might anticipate higher from our residence crowd,” Warner mentioned in an instagram put up.
The Australian gamers had supported their Indian counterparts after the incidents with skipper Tim Paine even becoming a member of the Indian staff huddle after Siraj’s complaints on the fourth day of the drawn match.
India skipper Ajinkya Rahane mentioned the abuse was hurtful.
Concerning the match, Warner mentioned it was nice to be again after an damage stored him out of the primary two video games.
“It was nice to be again out on the park once more this week. Was not the perfect outcome for us however that is what Take a look at cricket is all about. 5 days of powerful cricket and nicely carried out to our guys for working as laborious as we might…
“…congrats to India in the best way they fought laborious for the draw, and that is why we love this sport, it isn’t straightforward. Transfer onto Brisbane now for the decider and what a spot the Gabba is to play at,” he mentioned.