Australia coach Justin Langer on Sunday called it a shame and one of his greatest “pet hates” after some spectators directed racial abuse at Indian players during the third Test and were expelled from the Sydney Cricket Ground for their behaviour.
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 and an unreserved apology from the host board.
At the end of the day’s play, multiple questions were directed at Langer on the issue and the former Australia opener stressed on education.
“I’ve just read a book called the Fatal Shore, just finished that, about the history of Australia. I’ve read Stan’s book, Australia Day. I’ve obviously watched the Adam Goodes documentaries, a couple of times over the last few months,” Langer said.