Former Indian opening batsman Gautam Gambhir has bashed Indian red-ball captain Virat Kohli for his remarks at the broadcasters after a controversial DRS decision during Day 3 of the 3rd Test of the three-match Test series between India National Cricket Team and South Africa National Cricket Team at the Newlands, Cape Town.
The controversy erupted after spinner Ravichandran Ashwin got Dean Elgar out LBW with the on-field umpire Marias Erasmus raising the finger. However, the Proteas captain opted for a review and in the replay, it was seen that the delivery was legal, the ball pitched in the middle of stumps and clearly hit Elgar’s pad in middle.
But the Hawkeye showed the trajectory of the ball in which it was seen that the ball had some uneven bounce and it was going over the leg-stump and the decision was overturned and Elgar survived.
This led to frustration among Indian players and they were seen taking a dig at official broadcasters Supersport using the stump mic.
Virat Kohli is very immature – Gautam Gambhir
Indian skipper Virat Kohli after the controversial decision went close to the stump mic and said, “Focus on your team as well and not just the opposition. Trying to catch people all the time.”
The former opener Gambhir was not impressed with Kohli’s reaction and called him “ very immature”. He added that Kohli will never be an idol to youngsters by doing this kind of act. Speaking on Star Sports Gambhir said:
“Kohli is very immature. It’s worst for an Indian captain to say like this in stumps. By doing this you will never be an idol to youngsters. In first innings when you got a 50-50 call on caught behind than you were silent and in Mayank appeal too.”
Meanwhile, Ashwin also took a dig at the ball-tracking technology and said “You should find better ways to win Supersport.”
Test vice-captain KL Rahul was also furious and he said, “Whole country playing against XI guys.”
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