Captain India Virat kohli was at the center of the controversy on Thursday. Team India players beat host broadcasters in South Africa over the original mic after a controversial DRS call on Day 3 of Test Tuesday in Cape Town.
Kohli, first mate KL Rahul and Ravichandran Ashwin both headed to the stump mic to start the game against Supersport, the host broadcaster, after Hawkeye showed the ball going over the tree. The decision in question was to fire Dean Elgar, who reviewed LBW’s decision against him.
First, it is Ashwin, speak:
“You should find better ways to win, SuperSport.”
The next Kohli will go:
“Focus on your team and not just the opposition, trying to catch everyone all the time.”
KL Rahul interjected:
“The whole country competes against the XI boys.”
Former Indian cricketer Gautam Gambhir was unimpressed, calling the reactions “hype” and “immature”.
Speaking to Star Sports, he said:
“This is really bad. What Kohli did, getting close to the stump mic and reacting that way, it’s really immature. This is not what you expect from an international captain, from an Indian captain.”
He went on to say that the opposition did not react in such a way when the decisions went against South Africa.
“Then the technology is not in your hands. Then you reacted the same way when there was a call behind on the side of the leg, Dean Elgar didn’t react that way either. During that appeal. by Mayank Agarwal, it was detected with the naked eye, but Elgar didn’t react that way,” he said.
Virat Kohli chatted with Dean Elgar after India chose to assess the DRS later in the day to find a person arrested. Elgar wasn’t given it at first, but upon review, it showed that he marked it and Kohli even gave him a point.
“Hope Rahul Dravid has a word with Virat Kohli” – Gautam Gambhir
Gautam Gambhir went on to say that players cannot expect to be role models given the kind of reaction they showed in Cape Town.
“No matter what you say, things like him playing with his heart on his sleeve, this reaction is an exaggeration and you can’t be a role model this way. especially from captain India,” he said.
Gambhir also said he expected the head coach Rahul Dravid Talk to Captain Virat Kohli.
“No matter what the outcome in this Test match, this is not what you would expect from a Test captain who has led the team for a long time. I hope Rahul Dravid has a word with him, because the kind of captain Dravid is, he will have,” said Gambhir.
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South Africa will start Day 4 at 101/2, pursuing the target of 212 turns set by India.
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