'Absolute peak of Rowdy Behaviour': Virat Kohli over racial abuse
New Delhi : Team India skipper Virat Kohli shared his reaction on the racial abuse faced by pacer Mohammed Siraj during the fourth day Sydney Test on Sunday. The Indian captain tagged it as a 'rowdy behavior' and 'absolutely unacceptable'.
Virat Kohli shared his thoughts on the social media.
“Racial abuse is absolutely unacceptable. Having gone through many incidents of really pathetic things said on the boundary Iines, this is the absolute peak of rowdy behaviour. It’s sad to see this happen on the field,” Kohli tweeted.
Mohammed Siraj was fielding at the square leg boundary where he was being continuously disturbed with racial comments from the spectators.
This prompted the security personnel to enter the stands and look for the mischief monger before a group of people was asked to leave the stands.
Virat Kohli has demanded a stringent action against the offenders.
“The incident needs to be looked at with absolute urgency and seriousness and strict action against the offenders should set things straight for once,” Kohli tweeted.
Meanwhile, Cricket Australia (CA) has tendered their apology to Team India and said anyone who engages in racist abuse is not welcome in Australian cricket.
“Cricket Australia condemns in the strongest terms possible all discriminatory behaviour. If you engage in racist abuse, you are not welcome in Australian cricket,” said Carroll, Cricket Australia’s Head of Integrity and Security in an official statement.