A number of Indian players, captain Virat Kohli among them, made public their displeasure about the South Africa broadcaster, SuperSport, with respect to the use of technology after Dean Elgar was reprieved on review on the third day of the final Test in Cape Town.
It was in the 21st over of the final innings of the match, with South Africa on 60 for 1 chasing 212 to win the series, when R Ashwin hit Elgar on the pads. South Africa’s captain was given out lbw by Marais Erasmus, the on-field umpire, but the decision was overturned on review with ball-tracking showing the ball going over the stumps.
The ball-tracking technology is authorized by Hawk-eye, an independent body, which relays the data to the host broadcaster, in this case SuperSport.
#viratkohli #supersport #ashwin #KLRahul is trending on twitter regarding DRS Saves Elgar.
#SAvIND— Express Sports (@IExpressSports) January 13, 2022
'You should find better ways to win Supersport' – #Ashwin
'Whole country playing against XI guys' – #KLRahul
'Focus on your team as well and not just the opposition'- #ViratKohli
Contentious #DRS leaves #ViratKohli and Co. fuminghttps://t.co/Tm2bjxlBCa
Virat Kohli A visibly irritated kohli walked up to the stumps, and spoke into the mic, saying, “Focus on your team while they shine the ball. Not just the opposition. Trying to catch people all the time.”
KL Rahul, the vice-captain, was heard immediately afterwards, saying, “It’s the whole country against 11 guys.”
Ashwin seemed to be addressing the broadcasters directly when he said, “You should find better ways to win, SuperSport.
Paras Mhambrey, the bowling coach, “We saw it, you saw it. I’ll leave that for the match referee to have a look at it. There’s nothing I can comment on it now. We’ve seen it all, just want to move on with the game now.”
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