Former Australian spinner Brad Hogg has expressed his surprise at South Africa skipper Dean Elgar surviving the LBW review in the 3rd Test match of the three-match Test series between India and South Africa.
The controversial incident happened on Day 3 of the third Test in 21st over of South Africa’s second innings when Dean Elgar was given out LBW by on-field umpire Marias Erasmus after the ball struck him right in front of the stumps.
However, Elgar opted for a review and the decision was overturned and he survived after the replays showed that the ball had bounced too much and it went over the leg stumps. This led to frustration among Indian players and they were seen taking a dig at official broadcasters Supersport using the stump mic.
Side On View Needed To Be Looked Out On Such Instances – Brad Hogg
Former Aussie spinner Hogg took to social media platform Twitter to share his opinions on this DRS controversy and he stated that it’s “not right” when a bowler bowls at the perfect length, the ball hits a batsman under the knee roll and it goes over the stumps. He also opined that the side on view should be used to make decisions in these types of instances.
“Can’t believe Elgar survived LBW review. Not right when you bowl the right length, hit batsman under the knee roll & ball is going over the stumps. Side on view needed to be looked out on such instances. Hard on umpire. Again DRS is for the howlers not this. #INDvSA.”
Can't believe Elgar survived LBW review. Not right when you bowl the right length, hit batsman under the knee roll & ball is going over the stumps. Side on view needed to be looked out on such instances. Hard on umpire. Again DRS is for the howlers not this. #INDvSA
— Brad Hogg (@Brad_Hogg) January 14, 2022
Meanwhile, Dean Elgar didn’t manage to stay in the crease for very long after surviving the LBW as he was dismissed by pacer Jasprit Bumrah before the day ended at the score of 30. At Stumps, South Africa were at 101/2 with Keegan Petersen batting at 48* and the Proteas team need just 111 runs to win the match.
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