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SA Vs IND, Cape Town Test: Fuming Virat Kohli Shouts Into Stump Mic, Another Says 'Whole Country Against' India

South Africa captain Dean Elgar seemed to have benefitted from a controversial DRS call in the 21st over on Day 3 of the third Test against India. Virat Kohli was left fuming by the incident.

SA Vs IND, Cape Town Test: Fuming Virat Kohli Shouts Into Stump Mic, Another Says 'Whole Country Against' India
India captain Virat Kohli using the stump microphone to good effect. | Screengrab: Twitter
SA Vs IND, Cape Town Test: Fuming Virat Kohli Shouts Into Stump Mic, Another Says 'Whole Country Against' India
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2022-01-15T16:49:18+05:30

Well, Virat Kohli was being himself. Known for his animated expressions, the India captain found a new way to show his disappointment on Day 3 of the series-deciding third Test match against South Africa at Newlands, Cape Town Thursday.

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India, chasing their maiden Test series win in South Africa, were dismissed for a paltry 198 in the second innings. And the visitors needed early wickets to defend 212 against the Proteas. Mohammed Shami did provide an early wicket, in the 8th over by removing Aiden Markram (16 off 22).

But Dean Elgar (30 off 96) found a perfect partner in Keegan Petersen (48 not out off 61) as they added 78 runs in 134 balls for the second wicket, before the dismissal of South Africa captain by Jasprit Bumrah at the stroke of stumps.

Elgar, who anchored South Africa's chase in the second Test, also seemed to have benefitted from a controversial DRS call in the 21st over, bowled by Ravichandran Ashwin.

Umpire Marais Erasmus and Indian players were confident that the offie had trapped Elgar in front, but the replays showed the ball bouncing over the wicket.

Initially, it looked so dead that Elgar had indeed started walking. But tech saved him, to the chagrin of Indians.

What followed was Kohli addressing the issue, in his own style. He kicked the ground in disgust and then spoke to the stump microphone. Another Indian player was heard saying, "Whole country is against eleven players." Another one added, "broadcasters are here to make money boys".

Before Kohli, a frustrated Ashwin was also seen speaking to the stump mic. 

Here are some footages:

Former India batter Wasim Jaffer pretty much summed up the issue.

"You know how they say technology is 98% accurate. Well today we saw the other 1%," he wrote in a Twitter post.

At the close of play on Day 3, the Proteas were 101/2 (29.4) and they need another 111 runs.

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