“What Virat Kohli did was right”: Rajkumar Sharma on the DRS controversy | Cricket news


Indian skipper Virat Kohli’s childhood coach Rajkumar Sharma has lent his support to the visiting captain following the controversial Decision Review System (DRS) appeal in the third test against South Africa. The DRS call on Thursday helped Proteas skipper Dean Elgar overturn his LBW decision in Round 4 of the Cape Test at Newlands. Team India were visibly upset after a controversial appeal from the decision review system that helped Elgar on Day 3. The controversial appeal drew varying reactions from KL Rahul, skipper Kohli and spinner Ravichandran Ashwin.

Many cricket pundits have criticized Kohli and the boys, but Rajkumar Sharma said it was natural for visitors to get angry at such a move.

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“If you’re using the technology internationally, that has to be full proof. When the referee said there’s no way how a spinner ball that hits below the knee could go over the wicket in Hawkeye. So it is natural for a captain to get angry and the ICC should step in, “Rajkumar Sharma told ANI.

“Kohli is the captain of Team India and if such a decision is taken at a crucial time then it is only natural to get angry. Not only Kohli but all Indian players were also angry about it and it is normal to do it, ”he said. added.

The incident happened during the 21st of the round which was played by Ashwin. The spinner threw a delivery into the air and he drifted, beating Elgar on the inside edge and the ball hit him just in front of the stumps, and the Erasmus Marsh field referee raised his finger.

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Team India were shocked to see the bullet go over the stumps and the stump’s mic caught Kohli, Ashwin and Rahul suggesting a tampering with the technology. Even referee Erasmus was seen shaking his head over how the ball missed the stumps.

However, Elgar revised the decision and reruns showed that the ball went over the stumps, and therefore the decision was overturned.

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

Then Virat Kohli said: “Also focus on your team and not just the opposition, trying to catch people all the time.”

Finally, KL Rahul said: “The whole country is playing against the guys from XI.”


Meanwhile, South Africa need 41 points to win the third and final test against India in Newlands in Cape Town on Friday.

In the first session of the fourth day, South Africa scored 70 points and lost a wicket, ensuring control of the third test against India.

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