Incidents of racist taunts being hurled at cricketers occur so much in nations like Australia and South Africa and it should cease, former India opener Gautam Gambhir stated on Tuesday.
The Sydney Test, other than being an enthralling battle between the ball and the bat, drew consideration for Indian gamers going through racists remarks.
The jibes had been directed at pacers Mohammed Siraj and Jasprit Bumrah on the third and fourth days of the match and 6 followers had been thrown out of the stadium after the Indian staff complained to the umpires.
“Very unfortunate and that is something which is absolutely not acceptable in any sport. Not only cricket, but in any sport and that’s where I think there need to be stricter laws,” Gambir advised Star Sports.
“When it happens to a certain player, it is only that individual who feels about it. You do get abused, in places like South Africa, Australia, when you are playing in a Boxing Day Test match and those kind of stuff as well.”
The Australian gamers had supported their Indian counterparts after the incidents with skipper Tim Paine even becoming a member of the Indian staff huddle after Siraj’s complaints on the fourth day of the drawn match.
“You got to accept that, but it depends what kind of an abuse that is and what all has been said to you, that is something which is not acceptable, especially on your colour of skin and the abuse as well,” Gambhir stated.
“It does happen a lot, especially in places like Australia and South Africa. So, these things need to be stopped.”
The Indian staff shrugged off the controversy to eke out a draw when a defeat appeared sure.
Gambhir picked Rishabh Pant and Cheteshwar Pujara for his or her exceptional 148-run stand that proved key within the ultimate end result of the match.
“Unbelievable. That just shows the character of the team as well. Rishabh Pant batted really well. Obviously, he batted the way he should’ve batted and he backed his strengths and he lived by the sword and you die by it,” he stated.
Pant missed out on a century by simply three runs by succumbing to stress however Gambhir backed the kids’ shot choice towards Nathan Lyon.
“Yes, people might just say that there was no need to play that shot, but he kept playing and kept India in the game. Had he batted a bit more longer India could have actually gone on to win the Test match, which probably would have been the most historic win ever.
“On the opposite facet, once we speak about Cheteshwar Pujara, you may discuss as a lot as you may and as a lot as you need about his strike-rate, however there are only a few batters going round in world cricket who can truly play time and session and he is one in all them.” Gambhir said such draws are “in all probability as massive as successful in Australia.”
“You can actually go on to win the series as well if you play good cricket, probably in the fourth Test match and you can come back winning the series which is again, going to be historic,” he stated.