South Africa red-ball skipper Dean Elgar’s father, Richard Elgar has revealed that his son ahead the Day 4 of the Johannesburg Test against India told him that he will stay out in middle “till the end of the game”.
Proteas Test captain Elgar did exactly what he had told his father he would do in the second Test against India. He played an amazing unbeaten 96 runs knock on Day 4 to help his team chase the target of 240 runs set by the Indian team. Also, with the win, South Africa were able to level the 3-match series and now the series decider will be played from January 11-15, at the Newlands, Cape Town.
Meanwhile, Richard Elgar revealed that his son told him that India “would have to break something” in his body to dismiss him on Day 4.
“Dad! I will be there till the end of the game tomorrow. If they want to get me out, they would have to break something in my body to drag me out of there. They are not going to get me by hitting me on the body. No way in hell.’ When I heard him say that, I knew he was charged up and felt he would do it,” said Richard Elgar as quoted by The Indian Express.
When The Target Dipped Under 100, I Said To My Wife, ‘You Know What, They Are Not Going To Get Dean Elgar Out Today.’ – Richard Elgar
Richard Elgar further stated that when the target dipped under 100 runs he had told his wife that the Indian bowlers will not be able to dismiss the Proteas skipper as he ” was in the zone”.
“In the morning, when the target dipped under 100, I said to my wife, ‘you know what, they are not going to get him out today.’ I could see that he was in the zone – so focused, so intense in his bubble, that he didn’t even know what was going on around him. I could see it. She said ‘but 100 runs are there’, and I went, ‘doesn’t matter. Dean and others are going to do it,” concluded Richard Elgar.
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