IND vs SA: African captain Dean Elgar has made a big disclosure about the defeat in the Test series against South Africa. He also gave a big reason behind the defeat of Team India. India lost this Test series 1-2. Africa captain Dean Elgar has told that in the third match, Team India was embroiled in the DRS controversy. The Indian team could not focus on the game due to its slapstick thinking. The players’ attention was taken away from the match at that crucial time. Taking advantage of this, the African batsmen scored fast runs and turned the match in their favor.
In the second match too, Pant and Bumrah made a splash
Bumrah and Rishabh Pant’s opponents team had a ruckus in the second Test against Africa as well. In the third and deciding match of the Test series, an LBW appeal was made for Elgar on Ashwin’s ball, on which the umpire gave out. But Captain Elgar challenged the umpire’s decision and took the DRS. The Hawkeye technique then showed that the ball was going over the stumps while the ball hit Elgar’s knee. After this, the players of Team India sneered fiercely and even went to the mic of the stump and vented their anger.
Team India’s veteran cricketer Sunil Gavaskar also said that the ball is hit near the knee of captain Elgar. Seeing his stature, it is imperative to fly a gills. But the decision of the TV umpire took everyone by surprise. Team India used to say that when the ball is hit below Elgar’s knee, how can it go over the stumps. The field umpire also expressed surprise after seeing the replay.” After this, the Indian team started expressing their displeasure through the stump mic one by one. Many players including Ashwin, Virat Kohli, KL Rahul objected to the mic. After the DRS controversy Team India gave 40 in the next eight overs.
Elgar said that after the DRS decision came in this innings, he was shocked and tried to put pressure on him emotionally. His attention was lost at the crucial time of the match. In the meantime, we increased the pace of the runs.
first published:Jan. 17, 2022, 6:10 p.m.