AusvsInd: Racial remarks were made against Mohammed Siraj from the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) spectator gallery on Sunday. Earlier on Saturday, viewers had made similar remarks against Siraj. On Sunday, when Siraj was posted near the boundary during the second season game, audience commented on him. Siraj immediately approached Captain Ajinkya Rahane and informed him.
Seeing the seriousness of the matter, the captain told umpire Paul Rafael about this. Paul informed the match referee without delay and then the match referee told the security officials that he made lewd remarks against Siraj from the stand. The security personnel inspected the place from where the voice came, according to Siraj. Many people were interrogated and then went out of the police stand with four-five people.
The game stalled for about 10 minutes due to the incident. Earlier on Saturday, Indian cricket team officials complained that Siraj and Jaspreet Bumrah had racially commented onlookers. After the end of the third day's play, the ICC, the stadium security officials were seen having a lengthy conversation with Bumrah and Siraj and were accompanied by members of the Indian team management.
Team captain Ajinkya Rahane was also seen talking to security officials. According to the Australian newspaper The Daily Telegraph, "It has been learned that Indian authorities have said that Bumrah and Siraj have been subjected to gibberish by the audience for the past two days which is racial.
This remark was made from the audience where Siraj was fielding towards the Randwick end of the field. According to the report, "In another sentence, the Indian staff was standing outside the boundary behind Bumrah and talking to him while the match was going on."