Australia ended the first day of the Brisbane test against India at 247/5. Labuschagne smashed 108 runs off 204 balls, which is his fifth Test hundred. Team India debutants T Natarajan and Washington Sundar picked up three wickets between themselves . Meanwhile , fast bowler Navdeep Saini complained of pain in his groin and is currently being monitored.
Siraj and Sundar face some harsh words from the crowds
According to the report from the Sydney Morning Herald, the young Indian pacer was targeted once again by the Australian crowds. A spectator from section 215 and 216 at the Gabba has revealed that a section of the crowd from that area was continuously referring to Siraj as ‘grub’.
The report also said that some supporters in the crowd had shown sympathy towards the young pacer. Washington Sundar, who made his Test debut, replacing Ravichandran Ashwin was also facing the same kind of chatter from that section.
“The guys behind me have been calling – shouting – both Washington and Siraj grubs,” a fan named Kate was quoted by the Sydney Morning Herald. “It started targeted at Siraj and it was a chant similar to the SCG one (in which fans sang to the tune of Que Sera, Sera but substituted the lyrics with Que Shiraz, Shiraz). But this time it was Siraj. I suspect it’s not a coincidence that it’s Siraj being targeted post the SCG stuff. At one point, a man in that section was heard yelling, “Siraj, give us a wave, give us a wave, give us a wave. Siraj, you bloody grub.”