Irfan Pathan: Domestic cricket, especially in South Indian players, is racially taunted

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Irfan Pathan: Domestic cricket, especially in South Indian players, is racially taunted
Irfan Pathan: Domestic cricket, especially in South Indian players, is racially taunted | caption: Twitter

Wicketkeeper-batsman Parthiv Patel said, ‘I don’t think I have heard anyone using those (derogatory) words. Parthiv has played 25 Tests and 38 ODIs for India.

Darren Sammy has accused himself of racial discrimination in the Indian Premier League (IPL). However, his partner, former Sunrisers Hyderabad, has denied this. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has also said that it has not received any complaint from any player during these 11 years of IPL. Sammy should have reported the matter immediately.

Sammy, who won the T20 World Cup twice for the West Indies under his leadership, played for Sunrisers Hyderabad in 2013 and 2014. He alleged in his Instagram story that he was called Sri Lankan all-rounder Thisara Perera in the ‘Kalu’ team. Parthiv Patel, Irfan Pathan, and Y Venugopal Rao have been his partners in the three Sunrisers Hyderabad. None of them supported the former captain’s claim.


According to The Telegraph’s news, wicketkeeper-batsman Parthiv Patel said, “I don’t think I’ve heard anyone using those (derogatory) words.” Parthiv has played 25 Tests and 38 ODIs for India. Currently, Andhra Cricket Association director Venugopal said, “I’m not very sure. I don’t know about it.”

However, Irfan admitted that racist taunts are not new to Indian cricket. Mainly South Indian players faced such taunts, especially in domestic cricket. He said, ‘I was with him (Sammy) in 2014. I do not know such things, because there was not much discussion about it. ‘

 
Pathan said, “But at the same time, we need to educate our people, as I have seen in domestic cricket.” Especially some of our South cricketers have faced this while playing in North and West India. However, I do not want to name anyone. ‘


Pathan said, “What happens in the crowd is someone tries to do mischief. It’s not because people are racist. It seems that someone is trying to become popular by doing some humor. However, sometimes Sometimes it crosses the limit.

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