Team India hurt following Kerry O’Keeffe’s racial comments on the players
Kerry O'Keeffe is the commentating on the ongoing Test series between Australia and India.
Updated - Dec 29, 2018 6:41 pm
The ongoing Test series between Australia and India has been the talk of the town due to the off-field controversies as well. Interestingly, none of the team players are involved in this as the former Australian cricketer Kerry O’Keeffe’s comments have come under the scanner. On the opening day of the third Test, he had taken a dig at Mayank Agarwal‘s triple century in Ranji Trophy saying that the Indian opener had scored at against some Railways canteen and staff members.
There was a lot of outrage over his comments back in India that Kerry had to apologize over the same even as the India coach Ravi Shastri roasted him with a hilarious response. Moreover, Agarwal let his bat do the talking by scoring 76 and 42 runs in his debut game while also grabbing a few good catches while fielding at the short leg position.
Meanwhile, Kerry O’Keeffe also made the headlines on Saturday as he made fun of the names of Cheteshwar Pujara and Ravindra Jadeja. “Why would you name your kid Cheteshwar or Jadeja,” he said while commentating for Fox Sports which has irked the Indian team as well as the fans now.
India not to lodge any complaint
India’s bowling coach Bharat Arun addressed the media today after the end of day’s play and opened up on the matter saying that they were hurt after being made the fun of some of the Indian cricketers. However, he was also of the opinion that the visitors didn’t pay heed to any such comments and believe in performing better on the field.
“Yes, it does hurt you when people make those remarks but there is nothing you can do about it. It’s beyond your control. If you can channelize that hurt towards doing better on the field that answers all the questions,” he was quoted as saying by Scroll.
Moreover, Arun also went on to say that the Indian team is in no mood to lodge any complaint against Kerry O’Keeffe at the moment and are concentrating on the series.