After opponent skipper Dean Elgar had a major reprieve owing to a disputed DRS ruling, India captain Virat Kohli and his colleagues lost their cool during the ﬁnal 45 minutes of the third day. Some of the unpleasant remarks made against umpiring, technology, and broadcasters may not sit well with the match referee, and the Indian captain may be forced to pay a ﬁne.
Ravichandran Ashwin bowled a ﬂighted one that dipped and then straightened to beat a lunging Elgar’s bat in the 21st over. Marais Erasmus, the umpire, immediately lifted his ﬁnger, but Elgar requested DRS.
He began trekking back after seeing on the large screen that he had been defeated, only to discover that the ball had gone over the stumps, much to his pleasure.
While it appeared to be dead plumb, Kohli kicked the ground in fury as the reversal of judgement sparked a ﬂurry of speculation. Knowing that the stump microphone records every word said, the players made it a point to express their thoughts to everyone in South Africa.
One responded, “The entire country is against 11 players,” while the other added, “Broadcasters are here to earn money, lads.” Another commented, “I hope the stump microphone is capturing it.”
Ashwin couldn’t help but poke fun at the broadcaster’s ball-tracking technology, stating, “You should ﬁnd better methods to win Supersport.” Kohli went on to say, “Concentrate on your own team as well as the opponent. I’m always trying to capture folks.” Paras Mhambrey, India’s bowling coach, attempted to put out the ﬁre at the end of the day’s play.
“We saw it, and you saw it as well. I’ll defer to the match referee’s judgment on it. I don’t have anything to say about it right now. We’ve seen everything; now we simply want to go back to the game.”
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