IND vs SA: Virat Kohli breaks silence on DRS controversy, gives a befitting reply to critics


Virat Kohli On DRS Controversy: 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 African captain Dean Elgar was not given out due to a controversial DRS decision.

Indian players expressed their disappointment on the stump mic. India lost the series 2-1 after losing the third match by seven wickets.
“I don’t want to comment on this. We know what happened on the field and people sitting outside don’t know what’s going on on the field,” Kohli said at a post-match press conference on Friday.

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He continued, “For me to try to justify what we did on the field and say that we got carried away with emotions.. Kohli didn’t finish the sentence. Kohli said, if we would have dominated there and three Had he taken a wicket, that moment might have changed the course of the game.”

The incident happened in the 21st over when a bouncing ball from Ravichandran Ashwin hit Elgar’s pad directly. Umpire Marias Erasmus raised his finger, but Elgar took the DRS. TV 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. “The reality is that we didn’t put enough pressure on him in this Test match for a long time and that’s why we lost the match,” he said.

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