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David Warner Apologizes To Team India On Behalf Of The Sydney Crowd
By CricShots - Jan 12, 2021 11:49 am
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The veteran Australian opener David Warner issued an apology to the Indian team for the unacceptable behavior of the crowd towards the visitors at the Sydney Cricket Ground. A part of the crowd in Syndey had directed racial slurs at Mohammed Siraj on Day 3 and was left with a warning. On Day 4, six people from the crowd were kicked out of the venue after they called Siraj a ‘brown dog’.

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Mohammed Siraj during the Sydney Test

David Warner has said that there is no way that racism and abuse can be tolerated and as a result, he issued a sincere apology to Team India. Warner has also congratulated the visiting side for churning out unbelievable raw on Day 5 of the 3rd Test. Coming back from his groin injury, Warner managed to score only 5 and 13 in the Test match at SCG.

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Captioning a picture with the Australian team on Instagram, Warner wrote: “It was great to be back out on the park again this week. Was not the ideal result for us but this is what Test cricket is all about. 5 days of tough cricket and well done to our guys for working as hard as we could, congrats to India in the way they fought hard for the draw, and that’s why we love this game, it’s not easy. Move onto Brisbane now for the decider and what a place the Gabba is to play at”.


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He further added, “I’d also like to say sorry to @mohammedsirajofficial and the Indian team as racism, and abuse is not in any way acceptable or tolerated anywhere at any time, and I would expect better from our home crowd.”

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Chasing a target of 407 in the 3rd Test, The Indian team managed to bat for as long as 131 overs in the 4th innings and remained 334/5 at the end of the innings. Despite the injuries in the side, India fought on till the end and pulled off a historic draw in Australia. The series is still level on 1-1 and the decider will be played at the Gabba in Brisbane.