Last Update on: January 14th, 2022 at 10:38 am
Indian captain Virat Kohli took a dig at his South African counterpart Dean Elgar and questioned him whether he’ll be able to quiet him. This came after he taunted Elgar about running away from Jasprit Bumrah, as he took a single off the last ball of the previous over.
The third and deciding Test match between India and South Africa is poised well after an entertaining third day’s play. India’s second innings folded for 198 runs with Rishabh Pant scoring a brilliant 100* to save India some huge blushes. South Africa was set a target of 212 runs, and they ended the day on 101/2.
Apart from Virat Kohli’s 29, none of the other batting stalwarts did much as veterans Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane failed to cross the double-figures mark.
We All Know Who Wanted The Match Called Off In Jo’burg 2018: Virat Kohli Taunts Dean Elgar
Virat Kohli sledged Dean Elgar a lot on the third day as he came out to chase the total put in front of the South African team. Elgar’s full-time Test captaincy tenure has been a short one and this is one of the biggest series during his tenure.
The Indian skipper also suggested that his South African compatriot can’t keep him quiet, while taunting him for running away from Jasprit Bumrah, after taking a single off the last ball of the previous over.
Not only this, Kohli even went back to 2018 and taunted Elgar saying that everyone knows it was him who wanted the third Test of that series at Johannesburg called off. Pundits had labeled the Wanderers pitch ‘dangerous’ because of its inconsistent bounce, but India wanted to continue. After the visitors eventually won by 63 runs, Elgar later said that the match should have been called off.
“Unbelievable. Just after a Man of the Match performance in the last game, running from Jasprit… Chirping for 13 years Dean, you think you gonna keep me quiet? We all know who wanted the match called off in Joburg 2018. We all know that,” Kohli sledged Elgar.
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Virat Kohli has hailed that Test match win as the catalyst behind India’s rise as a Test giant over the next three years.