India vs England Test: Two Englishmen apparently asked a couple of Indians from the Bharat Army to show their passports and also wanted them to show their turban. This did not go down well with the members of the Bharat Army. It happened during the 1st Test at Edgbaston which the visitors lost by 31. England has now taken a 1-0 lead. Also Read - Neymar Alleges Racial Abuse After Five Players Get Red Card For Brawl During PSG Versus Marseille
Adam Collins, a renowned Australian correspondent for Wisden, shared the episode with his post on the social media which read, “In the Hollies Stand, saw a dickhead taunting Bharat Army members who allege he said “show us your passports” after his mate went with “show us your turbans.” When pulled up by security, did the old ‘if anyone is offended then I’m sorry’ routine to avoid getting punted. #ENGvIND.” Also Read - CAB Wants to Host England Next Year to Make up For Cancelled SA ODI
Bharat Army, the Indian equivalent of the Barmy Army took to Twitter to express their disgust over the incident.
Here is the rebut:
“Honestly didn’t expect to experience this kind of behaviour in the Eric Hollis Stand. Always had great banter with England fans but this was just shocking and unprovoked behaviour. @ECB_cricket @edgbaston,” they tweeted.
It is shocking to see such racial incidents marring the identity of the game, which traditionally happens to be the Gentleman’s game.
Meanwhile, the second Test starts on August 9 at Lords and some chopping and changing are certainly on the cards, as India will look to bounce back. Cheteshwar Pujara could be slotted back into the side in place of Shikhar Dhawan.