In a statement released by Cricket South Africa said, “Imran Tahir was verbally and racially abused by an unknown man during the fourth One-Day International (ODI) against India at the Bidvest Wanderers Stadium on Saturday.”
“Tahir reported the incident to the stadium security and was subsequently accompanied by two security personnel to identify and to have the man ejected from the stadium. Tahir made no physical contact with the offender or any of the children in the vicinity. The incident is under investigation with the CSA and stadium security teams.
“Cricket South Africa has noted and is aware of the circulation of video footage featuring Imran Tahir on social media and WhatsApp groups,” CSA said in its release.
“In accordance with the ICC Anti-racism code, spectators who engage in racist conduct are to be ejected from the stadium and can face further sanctions and criminal prosecution,” CSA stated.
This is the third time Imran Tahir has been attacked by racial discrimination. In 2014, Australian supporters at the Manuka Oval threw abusive words to him.
Once again in 2015, the prudent SA spinner fall in the center of another controversy during the World Cup.