The Indian Test skipper, Virat Kohli continues to get unsatisfied with the Decision Review System (DRS) calls after yet another close one went against the visiting team in the ongoing 3rd Test against South Africa in Cape Town. On Day 3, Kohli and his men gave an invite to a controversy with their fiery remarks directed at the South African broadcaster SuperSport following a controversial DRS call that overturned an on-field lbw decision.
The latest incident took place in the 37th over of the South African chase when Rassie van der Dussen wanted to drive a full delivery from Mohammed but missed it with the Indian wicket-keeper, Rishabh Pant appealing for a caught-behind.
Virat Kohli decided to go for the review on the not-out decision and from the replays clarified that the bat grazed the pitch at the same time when the ball went past it. And there was spike. Kohli, who was watching the replay at the giant screen seemed convinced that there were a couple of big spikes – one that of the bat grazing the surface and the other one could’ve been of the ball kissing the edge.
Here is the video of the incident:
#SAvIND The Indian team very vocal this morning, Kohli not happy with the review.
SA 120/2, needing 92 to win. pic.twitter.com/IAZErPmDYm
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Finalizing the decision, the TV umpire said, “There’s a spike before the ball reaches the bat. It [bat] hits the ground. Yeah, it’s made contact with the ground. I’m satisfied that there is no bat involved.”
A charged-up Virat Kohli rushed to the on-field umpire Marais Erasmus and one could hear him say “two spikes”. Again, a lively discussion followed. Van der Dussen was batting on 11 off 19 back then and has since added 11 more to his total to remain unbeaten on 22 off 72 as South Africa continue to edge closer to the target of 212. At lunch, the hosts were 171/3, needing 41 more to win the series decider.