Team India loses its cool on the final session of day 3 after Elgar’s DRS reprieve
The decider of the Test series between South Africa and India had a twist on the final session of day 3 when Dean Elgar reprieved a DRS decision and it came not out which caused controversy and team India lost their cool.
The final Test series between South Africa and India had a twist on the final session of day 3 when Dean Elgar reprieved a DRS decision and it came not out which caused controversy on the social media and team India lost their cool.
Indian skipper Virat Kohli and his teammates lost their cool in the last 45 minutes of the final session when Dean Elgar reprieved a massive DRS decision.
Some made comments on the umpiring and technology and the broadcasters and some thought it did not go well with the match referee and the skipper may go down to the financial penalty.
The incident happened in the 21st over when Ravichandaran Ashwin dipped in one to beat Dean Elgar’s bat and called him in an lbw. The standing Umpire Marais Erasmus straightaway lifted his finger but Elgar appealed for DRS.
On the big screen, when he found himself beating the ball, he started walking back only for his delight to expect the ball going over the stumps.
While it looked obvious, the reversal of the decision saw Kohli kicking his foot to the ground, and then it started the chatter among the players.
The players added a lot behind the stump microphone to let others know about their feelings of the decision taken and they pointed out to let South Africa know about it.
“Whole country is against 11 players,”said one while the other said,
“broadcasters are here to make money, boys.”
“I hope the stump microphone is recording it,”said another.
Ashwin also could not stop himself from digging at the ball-tracking technology by the broadcasters, saying that:
“You should find better ways to win Supersport.”
Kohli added to that,
“Focus on your team as well and not just the opposition. Trying to catch people all the time.”
KL Rahul went to another extent when he said,
“Whole country playing against XI guys.”
Kohli had also made a few remarks on Dean Elgar when he was intimidated by Jasprit Bumrah.
“Unbelievable. After a Man of the Match performance in the last game, running (away) from Jasprit. Chirping for 13 years, Dean and you think you are gonna keep me quiet,”Kohli said from slips.
However, this constant chatter among the players shifted the focus from India as South Africa produced some quick runs after that.
Continuing the constant criticism on the opponents showed that they were making an excuse to hide under after showing flop show with the bat in 223 and 198 in the first and the second innings respectively.
At the end of the day’s play, India bowling coach Paras Mhambrey tried to light the fire with his reviews on the decision.
“We saw it, you saw it. I’ll leave that for the match referee to have a look at it. There’s nothing I can comment on it now. We’ve seen it all, just want to move on with the game now.”