The third Test match of the four-match series between India and Australia is being played in Sydney. After the game ended on the third day of the Test, the Indian team had lodged a complaint about the viewers being abused. Despite this, on the fourth day of the match, Australian spectators were once seen commenting on Mohammed Siraj against the racist, against whom Siraj complained in the middle match and with the help of the police, six people were sent out of the stadium. Cricket Australia apologized to the Indian players for the incident, while the ICC has also ordered an inquiry into it. Meanwhile, Team India’s great batsman Sachin Tendulkar has expressed regret over this act done by the audience in Sydney.
SPORT is meant to UNITE us, not DIVIDE us.
Cricket never discriminates. The bat & ball recognizes talent of the person holding them – not race, color, religion or nationality. Those who don’t understand this have NO PLACE in a sporting arena.@ICC @BCCI @CricketAus #racism
– Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) January 10, 2021
Condemning the incident on his Twitter, Sachin wrote, ‘Sports means connecting us, not separating us. Cricket never discriminates. Bat and ball talent recognizes the person who caught him – neither race, color, religion nor nationalism. For those who do not understand this, there is no place in the Sporting Arena. Apart from Sachin, the incident was opposed by many veteran players of the team. Former India fast bowler Irfan Pathan tweeted, “Don’t come to the stadium if you don’t respect the players on the field.” During the Test match played in Sydney in 2008, there has been a controversy about the racist remarks.
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Cricket Australia apologized to Indian players for this matter. CA Integrity and Security Head Sean Kerol had said that Cricket Australia strongly condemns all discriminatory behavior. He had said that as the host of the series, we apologize to our friends in the Indian cricket team and assure them that we will take strict action in this matter. The BCCI had also expressed its displeasure over the matter and said that such actions would not be tolerated at all.