Cape Town: Indian captain Virat Kohli has defended his team’s verbal attack against broadcasters after the controversial DRS decision went in favor of Dean Elgar, saying people sitting outside do not know the reasons for such behavior on the field. Kohli and his teammates lost their cool during the last 45 minutes of the third day of the third Test when South Africa captain Dean Elgar was kept at the crease due to a controversial DRS decision.
Virat Kohli breaks silence on DRS controversy
Indian players expressed their disappointment on the stump mic. India lost the series 2-1 after losing the third match by 7 wickets. Kohli said on Friday, ‘I do not have to comment on this. We know what happened on the field and people sitting outside don’t know what is going on on the field.
Indian captain Virat Kohli said, ‘Trying to justify what we did on the field for me and say that we got carried away with emotions.’ Kohli did not complete the sentence. Kohli said, ‘If we had dominated there and had taken three wickets, then probably that moment would have changed the direction of the game.’
Kohli told the reality inside the field
The incident happened in the 21st over when a bouncing ball from Ravichandran Ashwin hit the pads of Elgar directly. Umpire Marias Erasmus raised his finger, but Elgar took the DRS. However, replays showed that the ball was passing over the wicket and the umpire had to change his decision. On this Indian players openly expressed their disappointment. Kohli, who has played 99 Tests so far, said that he does not want to make it a controversy and his team has gone beyond it. He said, ‘The reality is that we did not keep the pressure on him for long enough in this Test match and that’s why we lost the match.’