A DRS decision in favor of South African captain Dean Elgar in the final session of the third day of the Cape Town Test had left the Indian team in turmoil and some players, including captain Virat Kohli, made comments against host broadcaster SuperSport.
Dean Elgar was relieved of DRS on the third day of the Cape Town Test, which enraged the Indian players.
India and South Africa (India vs South Africa 2021) Cape Town Test between (Cape Town Test) ended and the hosts won the match and series with a 7-wicket win. This test match lasted for only 4 days and showed tremendous excitement on all four days. Along with this thrill came the controversy of ‘Hawk-Eye’, in which a decision went against India and then some players, including Team India’s captain Virat Kohli, expressed their annoyance to the host broadcaster SuperSport. (SuperSport) But it came down and was heard fiercely. In this matter, now SuperSport has issued a statement and clarified and said that they have no control over Hawk-Eye technology.
During the second innings of South Africa in the last session of the third day of the Cape Town Test, there was an LBW appeal against Dean Elgar, which the umpire accepted and given out. Elgar took a review on this and the picture of the ball tracking system with the help of Hawk-Eye camera surprised everyone including umpire Marai Erasmus. It showed that the ball was coming over the stumps. After this decision, apart from Kohli, bowlers Ravichandran Ashwin and KL Rahul went to the stump mic and made comments against the broadcaster of the match, SuperSport.
Technology passed by ICC, not our control: Supersport
Following this matter, SuperSport issued a statement and clarified that it has no control over Hawk-Eye technology. News agency AFP In a statement to the broadcaster, the broadcaster said,
“SuperSport has noticed comments made by some members of the Indian cricket team. Hawk-Eye is an independent service provider approved by the ICC and their technology has been accepted as an integral part of the DRS for many years. SuperSport does not have any control over Hawk-Eye technology.
How did Kohli-Ashwin and Rahul taunted?
After the decision of DRS in Elgar’s favor, Indian captain Kohli deliberately went in front of the stump mic and asked SuperSport to keep an eye on the players of his team, and not just keep trying to catch the players of the other team. . On the other hand, Ashwin, directly taking the name of the broadcaster, said that SuperSport should find some other way to win. At the same time, Rahul went further and said that the whole country is fighting against 11 players.
What did captain Kohli say after the match?
At the same time, after the end of the match on Friday, January 14, Indian captain Virat Kohli was questioned about the reaction of Team India in the press conference, to which Kohli said that he has forgotten this and moved on. Kohli said that he does not want to dispute the issue by saying anything else. You can read the full statement of the Indian captain here-