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Racial Abuse Unacceptable, This Is Absolute Peak Of Rowdy Behavior – Virat Kohli

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Indian cricket team skipper Virat Kohli has slammed the racial abuse hurled at Indian players in the third Sydney Test. Taking to twitter Kohli wrote , 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.

In another tweet Kohli stated, The incident needs to be looked at with absolute urgency and seriousness and strict action against the offenders should set things straight for once.

Play was halted for a few minutes on the fourth day after visiting pacer Mohammed Siraj complained of racial abuse from a section of the crowd, leading to expulsion of some spectators. Siraj was apparently called ‘Brown Dog’

Cricket Australia apologised to the India team and launched a probe into allegations visiting players were subjected to racial abuse by part of the crowd during the third Test at Sydney Cricket Ground.

The Indian team lodged an official complaint after play on Saturday after bowlers Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Siraj complained of hearing racist slurs while fielding near the boundary rope.

Siraj approached the umpire pointing towards the stands and the action was paused as police ejected six fans from the ground.

CA launched a parallel investigation with New South Wales Police, promising to take the ‘strongest measures’ against anyone found guilty of vilification.

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