New Delhi: The BCCI on Friday took strong objection to former England captain Nasser Hussain's comparison of Indian cricketers to 'donkeys', saying the comment was totally uncalled for.
BCCI vice-president Rajiv Shukla said that the Board would look into the reported 'donkey' comment that Hussain made during the lone Twenty20 match between India and England in Manchester on Wednesday. (Also Read:Nasser Hussain calls Indian fielders 'donkeys')
"Hussain's comment was totally uncalled for. One should adopt restraint while making observations about players. Commentators should not make such comments. We will definitely look into it," Shukla told reporters outside the Parliament.
"Every player has to be respected irrespective of his performance. I don't think this comment was appropriate," he added.
Hussain's comment came after Parthiv Patel misjudged a Kevin Pietersen's catch off Munaf Patel's bowling.
"I would say the difference between the two side is the fielding. England are all-round a good fielding side. I do believe that India have few...3 or 4 very good fielders and one or two donkeys in the field still," he had said.
Hussain's comments have already invited criticism from all corners. "It is not acceptable and no one has any right to say such things, even for your own team. It's a gentleman's game and the BCCI should send a strong letter to the International Cricket Council to avoid such things in future," Pakistan legend Zaheer Abbas told a TV channel.