IND vs SA: Watch - Virat Kohli Kicks In Air, Shows Frustration After DRS Overturns Dean Elgar Wicket
IND vs SA: Watch - Virat Kohli Kicks In Air, Shows Frustration After DRS Overturns Dean Elgar Wicket

Indian Test captain Virat Kohli’s childhood coach Rajkumar Sharma defended the Indian team after the DRS controversy on Day 3 of the Cape Town Test between India and South Africa.

Dean Elgar was adjudged LBW by Marais Erasmus but upon review, the ball-tracking showed it to be going over the stumps. Enraged, Kohli and co. acted out and began showing their frustration towards the host broadcaster, Supersport.

Virat Kohli sledges Dean Elgar during third day's play. Photo- Twitter
Virat Kohli sledges Dean Elgar during the third day’s play. Photo- Twitter

If you are using technology at an international level then it has to be full proof. When umpire said it’s impossible that how could a ball of spinner that hit below the knee could go above the wicket in hawkeye. So it’s natural for a captain to get angry and ICC should intervene into it,” Rajkumar stated.

“Not only Virat Kohli, but every Indian player also was angry on the issue” – Rajkumar Sharma

The moment was quite a huge moment in the game as Elgar was the pillar of the Protean batting and his wicket would have been a huge boost to the Indian team. Therefore, the Indians were quite visibly frustrated.

India's captain Virat Kohli, right, celebrates the dismissal South Africa's batsman Dean Elgar. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)
(AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)

Kohli is the captain of Team India and if such a decision is made at a crucial juncture so it’s natural to get angry. Not only Kohli, but every Indian player also was angry on the issue and it is normal to do so,” Rajkumar added.

South Africa ended up winning the Test match by 7 wickets and secured the series 2-1. With that, India missed a huge opportunity to win their first-ever Test series on Proteas shores.

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