Ajinkya Rahane recalls a discussion with umpires about racism issues. Rahane mention how he had demand that the abusers be drag from the ground.
Ajinkya Rahane, a veteran Indian batter, has revealed a conversation with the umpires during the Sydney Test. During which the Indian fast bowlers, Mohammad Siraj and Jasprit Bumrah, faced racism from the crowd. The incident occurred at the end of the third day, when spectators abused the quicks, and Siraj. In particular, quite hurt and took it to his stand-in captain Rahane to address the issues. The match officials were inform about the abuse, which continue on the fourth day as well.
The game had to be stop for ten minutes while the Indian captain and the umpires discussed the abusers’ expulsion from the crowd. India managed to draw the Test with a magnificent final-day effort from the likes of Hanuma Vihari and Ravi Ashwin, who batted with pain to save the Test for India. After India scripted the incredible chase on the final day at Gabba, the tour went on to become a historic series, and the SCG draw proved its worth as well.
What occurred in Sydney was completely incorrect: Ajinkya Rahane
Rahane mention the abusers being pull from the ground during an event in Mumbai on Wednesday (June 1) to launch Bandon Mein Tha Dum, a documentary about the historic series. He described Siraj being subjected to abuse yet again on the fourth day’s morning, and recalled telling the umpires that India would not play until the situation was resolved.
“We insisted on removing the abusers from the ground.” “When Siraj came to me again [on the fourth day, after being abused the day before], I told the umpires that [they] needed to take action and we wouldn’t play until then,” Rahane was quoted by ESPNcricinfo as saying.
He added that the umpires had given him the option of walking out if necessary. He insist on the game continuing and the abusers being remove from the ground. Believed that the SCG incident was completely unfair to India and emphasized the importance of backing Siraj at the time.
“The umpires said you couldn’t stall the game and could leave at any time. ” We insist on getting the abusers out of the stadium. Said that we were here to play, not sit in the dressing room. Given the circumstances, it was critical that we stood by our colleague. “What happened in Sydney was completely unacceptable,” he added.