With his dominating performance in the domestic season, Mayank Agarwal was knocking the door of Indian Cricket team. The deserving debut of Mayank Agarwal is an inning he will remember for a long time. He became the highest scoring Indian on Test debut against Australia.
— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) December 26, 2018
Mayank Agarwal looked promising on his debut and went on to score 76 but, Australian commentator Kerry O’Keefe finds out a way to question his inning with the quality of 1st class cricket in India.
O’Keefe was doing commentary, along with Mark Waugh and Shane Warne said the triple hundred that Mayank Agarwal scored in the Ranji Trophy came against some team like ‘Canteen XI’, where the bowlers were some chefs and waiters.
Talking about Mayank’s batting average, even Mark Waugh was heard saying, his average in India is 50 which is like 40 in Australia.
Kerry O’Keefe said the Indian domestic system has teams like “Canteen XI” where the bowlers are Chefs and Waiters.
Was trying to undermine Mayank’s domestic record.
Mark Waugh also said “his average in India is 50 which is like 40 in Australia”
— 1 Tip 1 Hand (Edges & Sledges Cricket Podcast) (@1tip1hand) December 26, 2018
Mark Waugh said that 50 average in India is like 40.
O’Keefe said that Mayank scored 300 against some canteen people & waiters.
— The Alchemist (@ponananthvs) December 26, 2018
Indian fans slammed O’Keefe for his ‘racist’ comment.
It might just be me, but it’s pretty uncool to ridicule the FC comp of another country while using dubious stereotypes for a cheap laugh…
— Melinda Farrell (@melindafarrell) December 26, 2018
O’Keefe is a buffoon. That diatribe on the #RanjiTrophy competition was a. Classic casual racism, b. Disgracefully inaccurate. Strong competition providing an excellent breeding ground for test cricket. I thought we’d got rid of this rubbish with 9 losing the gig.
— Adelaide Barmies (@AdelaideBarmies) December 26, 2018
Pretty sure this will be the last commentary stint for O’Keefe. Racism will not go unnoticed by officials. #AUSvIND
— Manya (@CSKian716) December 26, 2018