India pacer Mohammed Siraj was called a "Brown Dog" and "Big Monkey" in a series of racist slurs hurled by a group of Australian spectators, who were ejected from the Sydney Cricket Ground during the third Test on Sunday, a BCCI official has alleged.
Siraj and his senior teammate Jasprit Bumrah were also subjected to racist slurs on Saturday, something that the Indian team management officially reported to ICC Match Referee
The Indian team brought the matter to the notice of match officials only after the third day's play ended and by then the mischief-mongers had fled the stadium.
Cricket Australia has promised strongest action against the offenders and also unreservedly apologised to the visiting team.
Sachin Tendulkar took to Twitter to react to the alleged incidents of racism by some spectators against Indian players in the ongoing third Test between Australia and India at the Sydney Cricket Ground.
Sachin Tendulkar said that cricket never discriminates He said "SPORT is meant to UNITE us, not DIVIDE us"
Cricket never discriminates. The bat & ball recognizes talent of the person holding them - not race, colour, religion or nationality.
Those who don't understand this have NO PLACE in a sporting arena. Tendulkar tweeted