after Seven failed wickets against South Africa India’s captain in the three-Test series tiebreaker at Cape Town Newlands on Friday Virat Kohli Shares his thoughts on the much-talked-about Stump Mic controversy.
Notably, on Day 3, Kohli and his teammates expressed their disappointment following the LBW decision involving the Proteas captain Dean Elgar Overturned by DRS. After controversial DRS reprieve, Kohli et al., Ravi Chandran Ashwin and Rahul, Kuala Lumpur Walked up to the stump microphone and expressed their dissatisfaction.
Indian players went on to accuse the home broadcaster – Supersport – of tampering with ball tracking technology and ruling against the visiting team. Kohli, however, defended his teammate’s actions, saying people didn’t understand the real cause of the outburst.
“I don’t have any comment on that either. We know what’s going on on the pitch and people off the pitch don’t know the exact details of what’s going on on the pitch,” Kohli said in a post-game news conference.
The 33-year-old mentioned that if the tourists took some wickets after that incident, the whole incident would be seen as a game-changing moment. He also admitted that they failed to put enough pressure on the hosts for an extended period of time, which led to the defeat.
“For me, trying to justify what we’ve done and saying that if we get 3 wickets there, we’re going to get carried away, that could be the moment that changes the game. The reality is , we didn’t put enough pressure on them for a long time throughout the test and we lost the game.”
“It seemed like a very good and exciting moment to be controversial and obviously I wasn’t interested in that. It was just the past and we moved on and kept trying to pick wickets,” Colley explained.