The Indian Test skipper Virat Kohli, who is known for his aggressive nature on the pitch, has found himself at the receiving end of criticism after the controversial DRS drama that took place during the third and final Test match in Cape Town.
The controversial incident took place during the 21st over of Proteas’ second innings, the skipper Dean Elgar survived a close LBW shout on team India’s review when he was adjudged out by on-field umpire Marais Erasmus off R Ashwin’s bowling.
However, Dean decided to go upstairs for the review, but to everyone’s dismal the decision was overturned. The Indian camp was clearly not at all happy after Dean Elgar’s LBW was overturned following a DRS review. Following this, Virat and other cricketers were seen hitting out at the broadcaster (SuperSuport) for ‘hacking’ the ball tracking system in order to favor the home team.
Kohli was heard saying: “Focus on your team while they shine the ball. Not just the opposition. Trying to catch people all the time.”
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Meanwhile, former South Africa batter, Daryll Cullinan has come down hard at the Indian Test skipper Virat Kohli for his conduct and behaviour during the Third Test match. Well, in an interaction with ESPNcricinfo, Cullinan expressed his displeasure over Kohli’s behaviour, while he suggested that the Indian skipper enjoys too much freedom. He said:
“This is the typical Virat’s untouchable, he behaves the way he wants to behave. The rest of the cricket world just bows down to Virat. The powerhouse is India. I hate to say this but it’s been going on for years. It’s just the big suck-up towards India and anybody who plays for India. They are untouchable, so everyone will laugh it off,”
“I love Virat Kohli, I love his cricket, I love the way he plays. But there has to be a line drawn somewhere to say ‘hang on, you must be severely punished’. If anything, it was a mistake. I just cannot believe that they could think along those sort of lines. For too long Virat has got away with behavior which is unacceptable on a cricket field. But he’s Kohli and I don’t like it, quite frankly,”