Virat Kohli called some of the fans’ racist remarks against Mohammed Siraj during the third Test match to be stern action against the culprits, calling it the climax of indecent behavior. Kohli also suffered abuses during the 2011–12 Test series. Running on Paternity Leave, Kohli tweeted that racial abuse is completely unacceptable. While fielding on the boundary line, I too have had to listen to bad things and this is the climax of abusive behavior. It is sad to see such incidents on the field.
Racial abuse is absolutely unacceptable. Having gone through many incidents of really pathetic things said on the boundary Iines, this is the absolute peak of rowdy behavior. It’s sad to see this happen on the field.
– Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) January 10, 2021
When Kohli went on a tour of Australia in 2011, he showed a finger to the Sydney audience after facing frequent abuses on the boundary line, causing controversy. In the third Test match between India and Australia in Sydney, the audience made racist comments against Siraj and Jaspreet Bumrah on Saturday and Sunday. Kohli said that this incident needs to be looked into with full readiness and seriousness and strict action should be taken against the culprits.
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Cricket Australia is investigating the matter and International Cricket Council (ICC) match referee David Boon can submit his report on it. Former off-spinner Harbhajan Singh also shared a similar experience. Harbhajan tweeted that while playing in Australia, I personally heard many things about myself, my religion, my color. This is not the first time the audience has made such nonsense. How do you stop them?
Meanwhile England spinner Monty Panesar asked the ICC to clearly define racism for viewers so that such incidents do not recur in future. He tweeted that the ICC should prepare a code of conduct on racism so that the audience knows well what is racist commentary and what not.
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