Former England captain Michael Vaughan asserted that the International Cricket Council (ICC) needs to step in and suspend Indian captain, Virat Kohli, after a controversial ending to Day 3 of the Cape Town Test.
Dean Elgar was adjudged LBW by Marais Erasmus but on review, the ball tracking showed that it was going over the stumps. Erasmus termed it as ‘impossible’ while the Indian team ended up displaying their emotions on the field.
Things got out of hand for a bit as there was constant chirping directed towards the broadcaster, SuperSport. Ravichandran Ashwin even went on to say that they need to find ‘better ways to win’.
While the controversy stirred a lot of reactions from social media, the general opinion was that the behavior was unacceptable. Vaughan even went on to suggest a possible suspension from the apex council.
Here’s what Michael Vaughan said:
“It’s so important that the ICC steps in because you can’t have all that. Whether you’re frustrated or not… of course, we’ve all had moments on the pitch where you’re thinking something is going to get you. And it’s absolutely right to get frustrated. But when you act like that as a captain and a leader of our game, the ICC have to step in. He needs to be fined, he needs to be suspended.“
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— SA Cricket Magazine (@SACricketmag) January 14, 2022
South Africa holds all the aces going into Day 4. They need just 111 runs with eight wickets in hand on a surface that has gotten better for batting.