On Day 3 of the Cape Town Test between India and South Africa, the situation got out of hand after Dean Elgar was adjudged not out after reviewing an LBW call which seemed quite plumb.
Umpire Marais Erasmus even said that ‘it is impossible’ which was caught on the stump mic. Following the reversal of the decision, the Indian team began chirping at the stump mic, throwing indirect accusations at the host broadcaster, SuperSport.
In response to all the controversy that was brewing, SuperSport ended up tweeting that the bounce of the pitch played a big role in Elgar’s decision.
Here’s what SuperSport had to say in response to India:
— SuperSport 🏆 (@SuperSportTV) January 13, 2022
Kohli perhaps crossed a line when he said: “Focus on your team while they shine the ball. Not just the opposition. Trying to catch people all the time.” This was in reference to the Sandpaper incident which took place at the same venue back in 2018.
“We saw it, you saw it. I will leave it to the match referee to have a look at it. I have nothing more to say, we have seen it all, we want to just move on with the game now.
“Every individual is trying his best, sometimes at the moments like this, people do say some things, and it is a game. It would be fair that we move on, let’s not take this further,” Indian bowling coach Paras Mhambrey also said at the press conference.
Following the incident, the Indians lost the plot and are on the way to losing the series with South Africa in a strong position at 101/2 chasing a target of 212.