TOI has learnt that the two pacers were constantly abused by a certain set of people who were reportedly drunk. “Bumrah and Siraj were called monkeys, wanker and motherf***** by the people almost throughout the time they were fielding. Captain Ajinkya Rahane spoke to the match officials and then the team management went up to Boon and lodged a formal complaint,” team sources told TOI.
It is learnt that the pacers had informed the team management during the last session. Members from the support staff came out from the dressing room and were by their side at the boundary line during the rest of the session.
The SCG is allowed to host a maximum of around 10000 spectators during the Test match. So, every abuse was apparently clearly heard. The matter will be taken up by Cricket Australia. The Indian cricket board (BCCI) is in touch with the Australian board. The matter is brought to the notice of ICC officials and the security authorities.
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