The anger of India’s captain Virat Kohli has also acted as fuel in the fire. Virat Kohli and some players of Team India have also attacked the TV broadcasters of South Africa, after which former opener Gautam Gambhir is furious.
- Seriously furious at this act of Kohli
- publicly reprimanded
Cape Town: The DRS controversy on the third day of the third Test match being played against South Africa in Cape Town, as if there was an earthquake in world cricket. Not only this, the anger of India’s captain Virat Kohli has also worked as a fuel in the fire. Virat Kohli and some players of Team India have also attacked the TV broadcasters of South Africa, after which former opener Gautam Gambhir is furious.
- Gautam Gambhir furious over this act of Kohli
Talking to Star Sports, Gautam Gambhir said, ‘Kohli is very mature. Saying this on the stumps mic is the worst for any Indian captain. By doing this you will never become a role model for the youth. There is also truth in this statement of Gautam Gambhir, because you cannot behave like this in the middle of the match. You have every right to have your say, but there are other ways to do it.
- publicly reprimanded
Apart from Gautam Gambhir, former South African bowler Shaun Pollock has said that India wanted to take wickets, due to which their emotions came out. Hawk-Eye is something on which you depend to make decisions. It is an independent body. They try their best to make decisions from whatever they get. I can understand the disappointment of the India team, because they wanted to take wickets.
- What was the whole matter?
In fact, on the third day of the third Test match being played in Cape Town, Ravichandran Ashwin came to bowl in the 21st over of South Africa’s second innings. On the fourth ball of this over, Ravichandran Ashwin dismissed South Africa captain Dean Elgar LBW. The field umpire also gave the decision in favor of India and gave Dean Elgar out LBW. What happened after this, no one would have even imagined in the dream.
- It was almost impossible for the batsman to avoid LBW
South Africa captain Dean Elgar immediately took the DRS review. After this, when seen in TV replays, the ball hit the wicket line below the batsman’s knee. Usually in such a situation it is almost impossible for the batsman to avoid LBW, but according to the ball tracking, the ball was going over the wicket, missing the stumps. After this the third umpire gave Dean Elgar not out.
After this the on-field umpire Marais Erasmus had to change his decision, but when he changed his decision, it came out of his mouth, ‘It is impossible.’ Allauddin Palekar of South Africa is in the role of third umpire in this match. Due to Covid, all the umpires currently belong to the home team (South Africa).
- This reaction of Kohli created a ruckus
Virat Kohli looked very angry after this decision of third umpire Allauddin Palekar. Virat Kohli slammed his feet on the ground and got angry. The reaction of Virat Kohli and the Indian players was enough to say that it was absolutely impossible. Sunil Gavaskar, doing commentary, also said that it is Dean Elgar and not Marco Jensen who went over the stumps. After this incident, Virat Kohli was heard saying that the whole country is playing against 11 players of India.
- Kohli said- ‘The whole country is playing against my team’
Coming to the stump mic, Virat Kohli expressed his disappointment and said- ‘The whole country is playing against my team.’ Ravichandran Ashwin also expressed his disappointment over this and said on the stump mic, ‘You should take better ways to win Supersports.’ Obviously, Virat Kohli was questioning the technology and was also questioning the South African camp that it was cheating on his team.
After the decision of DRS, Virat Kohli came to the stump mic and said, ‘You focus on your team, when they shine the ball. Not just on the opposition team. Always try to catch people. KL Rahul had said, ‘This whole country is against 11 players.’ At the same time, bowler R Ashwin had said, “You should find a new way to win the match.”