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IND vs SA Live: Furious with Dean Elgar’s DRS decision, Virat Kohli & KL Rahul say ‘The whole country is playing against 11’

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IND vs SA Live: Kohli, Rahul furious with Elgar’s DRS call – Team India were furious after Dean Elgar survived an LBW appeal on Day 3 of the IND vs SA 3rd Test at Cape Town. With the series on the line, Ravichandran Ashwin trapped the Proteas skipper upfront and umpire Marais Erasmus judged him out. However, Elgar appealed for a DRS and the ball-tracking showed that the ball would miss the stumps in a decision that drew the ire of both captain Virat Kohli and vice-captain KL Rahul. Follow Insidesport.in for all IND vs SA LIVE Updates. 

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IND vs SA Live: Furious with Dean Elgar’s DRS decision, Virat Kohli & KL Rahul say ‘The whole country is playing against 11’

The controversial call evoked different reactions from KL Rahul, skipper Virat Kohli, and spinner Ravichandran Ashwin. The incident occurred in the 21st over of the innings which was bowled by Ashwin. The spinner bowled a tossed-up delivery and it drifted in, beating Elgar on the inside edge and the ball struck him right in front of the stumps, and on-field umpire Marais Erasmus raised his finger.

IND vs SA Live: Furious with Dean Elgar’s DRS decision, Virat Kohli & KL Rahul say ‘The whole country is playing against 11’

However, Elgar reviewed the decision and replays showed that the ball was going over the stumps, and hence the decision was overturned. Team India was shocked on seeing the ball going over the stumps and the stump mic caught Kohli, Ashwin, and Rahul suggesting some tampering with the technology. Even umpire Erasmus was seen shaking his head on how the ball was missing the stumps.

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First, the mic caught Ashwin as saying: “You should find better ways to win Supersport (South Africa broadcaster).”

Then Virat Kohli went up to the stump mic and said: “Focus on your team as well and not just the opposition, trying to catch people all the time.”

At last, KL Rahul said: “Whole country playing against XI guys.”

“We saw it, you saw it. I will leave it to the match referee to have a look at it. I have nothing more to say, we have seen it all, we want to just move on with the game now,” said bowling coach Paras Mhambrey while replying to an ANI query.

When quizzed further on the issue, Mhambrey said: “Every individual is trying his best, sometimes at the moments like this, people do say some things, it is a game. It would be fair that we move on, let’s not take this further.”

IND vs SA Live: Furious with Dean Elgar’s DRS decision, Virat Kohli & KL Rahul say ‘The whole country is playing against 11’

Dean Elgar was the thorn in India’s flesh in Johannesburg after he scored an unbeaten 96 to take his team home and level the series. Kohli, who had missed that game, mercilessly sledged the Proteas skipper, even trolling him of being “afraid to face Jasprit (Bumrah).”

India eventually had Elgar dismissed for 30, but South Africa were well ahead in the game, racing to 101/2 at Stumps, needing a further 111 runs to win.

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