It is always said that Cricket is gentlemen game and this is where the game is played with all due respect but somewhere for this statement, Australian audiences got failed. There racist statements are just disappointing the cricket fraternity globally. The same incident took place in the Sydney Test and the same incident was happened in the Gabba Test also.
The hosts were in a good position in the final test and on the conclusion note of day-1, they registered score of 274/5 with the help of incredible century by Marnus Labuschagne. During the match at day-1, An Australian viewer from the crowd stated Mohammad Siraj as “Bloody Grub”.
The kind of response which was generated by spectators was really disappointing which keeps the morale of players down and due to this incident Australian skipper Tim Paine requested the fans to respect the players and support them for there performance.
“Yeah, it [The Gabba] is right up there, no doubt about that. It is a hard place to come and play cricket. Even for Tasmanians and Victorians to come here, it can be challenging to adjust to the different bounce and speed of the wicket. It is something that has been to the advantage of Australian teams for a long time”.
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
Same Incident took place in Sydney Test.
The same reaction from the spectators was also seen in the Third test that is the Sydney Test where Indian players were mocked by the Australian crowd over Racial statements. The crowd humiliated Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammad Siraj. The match was also suspended to maintain the positive decoram. Even some of the fans also said that in the fourth test, Australian viewers were trying to sledge Washington Sundar and Mohammad Siraj.
This kind of gestures created by the views is really disappointing and disgusting to even judge and this kind of approach effects the dignity of the game for which Cricket Australia has to work on.