Seasoned off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin on Sunday mentioned racist abuse from the gang on the Sydney Cricket Ground shouldn’t be new and needs to be dealt with an iron fist after some spectators had been ejected for targetting Indian gamers in the course of the ongoing third Test towards Australia right here on Sunday.
Speaking on the finish of the fourth day’s play, Ashwin mentioned the Indian gamers have confronted racism in Sydney earlier too.
“We have faced racism in Sydney earlier too. It needs to be dealt with iron fist,” Ashwin advised reporters on the post-day press convention.
Sydney Test Racism: Mohammed Siraj complains of abuse, spectators eliminated
Play was halted for a couple of minutes on the fourth day of the match after India pacer Mohammed Siraj complained of abuse from a bit of the gang right here, main to expulsion of some spectators and an unreserved apology from the host board.
Local media reported that six individuals had been expelled from the bottom by the safety in the course of the practically 10-minute halt in the on-ground proceedings.
Ashwin added, “In 2011, I didn’t know what racism is and how you are made to feel small. And people also join the laugh.”
Australian coach Justin Langer additionally condemned the unsavoury incident.