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Australia v India Test drama as Shane Warne in racism storm over Cheteshwar Pujara nickname

Shane Warne has sparked outrage by referring to an Indian star with a nickname that’s been labelled as “disrespectful” and “racist” during day one of the first Test.

While commentating the Adelaide Test between Australia and India for Fox Sports, the cricket great referred to Indian batsman Cheteshwar Pujara as ‘Steve’.

He explained that Pujara’s country cricket teammates in England referred to him by the nickname as they had difficulty pronouncing his real name.

The 51-year-old perhaps wasn’t aware that the name has in fact been at the centre of an investigation into institutional racism at the Yorkshire cricket club.

Former Yorkshire employee Taj Butt recently provided evidence to the investigation and revealed players at the county club every person of colour ‘Steve’.

The spin king has been slammed for using a nickname that’s been the subject of a racism storm overseas. Credit: Getty

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