WTC Final Live: Two Supporters Bundled Out Of The Hampshire Bowl For Peddling Racial Abuse Towards Ross Taylor

WTC Final Live: Two Supporters Bundled Out Of The Hampshire Bowl For Peddling Racial Abuse Towards Ross Taylor

The incident which occurred on day five of the WTC final saw two crass supporters being asked to leave the stadium for directing racial abuse towards Ross Taylor

Whilst any sport is nothing without its vociferous supporters, there are always a bunch of rowdy and raucous viewers who tend to tarnish the image of their entire brethren.

Unable to digest their team’s defeat or abysmal performance, these boisterous supporters have often been seen resorting to extreme measures to portray their angst. The same was on show during the WTC final between India and New Zealand on Tuesday.

WTC Final Live: Ross Taylor Faces Racial Abuse

Day five of the marquee summit clash saw an extremely unsavoury and distasteful incident transpire as two spectators racially abused New Zealand’s Ross Taylor. The racial abuse was soon brought to light to the concerned authorities who identified the culprits and asked them to depart the stadium immediately.

While the requisite action was taken as the two miscreants were offloaded from the Hampshire Bowl in Southampton, the incident left a bad taste in everyone’s mouth. Racial abuse has shrouded the game of cricket for way too long with the Black Cap’s Kyle Jamieson being subjected to online diatribe after dismissing Virat Kohli in the first innings.

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World Test Championship: India vs New Zealand

The WTC final meanwhile is in a tantalising position ahead of the final day 6. With New Zealand managing to take a crucial 32 run lead on a testing wicket, the Black Caps find themselves with a clear edge in the encounter.

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In reply, India lost two wickets as they scampered their way to a little over 50 at the close of day’s play. The Asian side is facing a daunting task as it looks to protect the test match and salvage a draw.

Both opener Rohit Sharma and Shubham Gill have been sent back to the pavilion with Tim Southee accounting for both the wicket. Cheteshwar Pujara and Virat Kohli are currently holding fort the side ahead of day six of the encounter.

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