New Delhi. Indian test team captain Virat Kohli (Virat Kohli) defended his team’s verbal attack against broadcasters after the controversial DRS decision went in favor of Dean Elgar. He said after Friday’s defeat in the Cape Town Test that people sitting outside did not know the reasons for such behavior on the field. Kohli and his teammates lost their cool during the last 45 minutes of the third day of the third Test when South Africa captain Dean Elgar remained at the crease due to the controversial DRS decision.
Indian players expressed their disappointment on the stump mic. India also lost the series 1-2 as India lost the third match by 7 wickets. Virat Kohli Said after the match, ‘I do not have to comment on this. We know what happened on the field and people sitting outside have no idea what is going on on the field. Trying to justify what we did on the field for me and say that we got carried away by emotions……. Kohli did not complete this sentence.
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Kohli further said, ‘If we had dominated there and took 3 wickets, then probably that moment would have changed the direction of the game.’ The incident happened in the 21st over when a bouncing ball from Ravichandran Ashwin hit the pads of Elgar directly. Umpire Marias Erasmus raised his finger but Elgar took the DRS. However, replays showed that the ball was passing over the wicket and the umpire had to change his decision. On this Indian players openly expressed their disappointment.
Kohli, who has played 99 Tests so far, said that he does not want to make it a controversy and his team has gone beyond it. He said, ‘The reality is that we did not put enough pressure on him for long enough in this Test match and that’s why we lost the match.’