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01-11-2012, 09:45 AM #1
Locals may target Ishant, Virat; Team wants security
Team India it seems is anticipating trouble from Australian fans following the incidents involving Virat Kohli and Ishant Sharma.
The two Indian cricketers had recently 'flipped the bird' at some Australian fans.
According to a report published in the Sydney Morning Herald, Indian team officials are expected to meet officials from Cricket Australia and demand that security around the boundary rope of Test matches be beefed up for the remainder of the Border-Gavaskar series.
Upset about remarks made by crowd members to players in the Indian team during the second Test in Sydney last week, officials want extra security to monitor crowd behaviour at the WACA Ground, where the third Test starts on Friday, the paper has reported.
Team India is apprehensive that the incident involving batsman Virat Kohli at the SCG and later pacer Ishant Sharma at Perth may cast its shadow over the remaining two test matches.
Virat Kohli had displayed his middle finger to spectators, claiming his mother and sister had been abused by the local crowd. Kohli told his followers on Twitter: ''agree cricketers don't have to retaliate. What when the crowd says the worst things about your mother and sister? The worst I've heard.''
Racism has been at the center of controversies involving India and Australia cricket tours ever since the 2008 Sydney Test when Australian player Andrew Symonds had accused Indian spinner Harbhajan Singh of racially abusing him, and calling him a 'monkey'....being a human...
01-12-2012, 11:12 AM #2