Australia's swashbuckling opener David Warner has apologised to Mohammed Siraj and Team India after Siraj allegedly abuse racially by a section of a crowd during the third Test at the Sydney Cricket Ground. The Indian team had informed the match referee David Boon what Jasprit Bumrah and Siraj had a face by a section of the crowd at the end of the third day's play. However, the incident again happened on Sunday and after that those six people were removed from the stand just before Tea during Australia's second innings on Day Four of the game as well.
In a recent Instagram post, Warner said on Tuesday, "racism and abuse is not in any way acceptable or tolerated anywhere at any time" and he further added that he would "expect better" for the home crowd.
"I'd also like to say sorry to Mohammed Siraj 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," again shared the left-handed batsman.
Notably, the third Test ended in a draw on Monday while chasing a massive target of 407 and the Team India reached 334/5 while batting for 131 overs on the final day of the match as well. With the series level at 1-1, the two teams will now take on each other in the final Test, which is scheduled to begin at The Gabba in Brisbane from January 15.
"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. Five 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," said Warner.
"Move onto Brisbane now for the decider and what a place the Gabba is to play at," he concluded.