5 Incidents that hogged limelight during India's tour of South Africa
South Africa won the Test series 2-1 and whitewashed India in the three-match ODI series.
The India vs South Africa Test series was full of quality performances and both the teams hustled a lot. South Africa managed to win two out of three Tests and ended on the winning side. Dean Elgar was brilliant while leading the team as he played a match-winning knock of 96* while chasing in the second Test match.
Rishabh Pant became the first Indian keeper to score Test hundreds in England, Australia, and South Africa. Keegan Peterson of South Africa was the biggest positive for them from the series. Keegan scored 276 runs in three matches and became the player of the series. Alongside good performances, there were some controversial incidents too that were on the headlines. After the Tests, ODI series also followed where visitors got whitewashed 0-3 and let’s take a look at-
Five incidents which got highlighted from India’s tour to South Africa
1. The Kohli-Rahul- Ashwin Stump mic rant
Some of the Indian players were not pleased when the lbw decision of Dean Elgar got reversed. The incident happened in the final innings of the third Test match where South Africa were chasing a target of 212 on Day three. In the 21st over, Dean Elgar was given out by Marais Erasmus of Ashwin’s delivery. Dean Elgar challenged the decision and decided to review it.
Even Dean Elgar was not confident while taking the review. He even started to walk towards the dressing room when he saw that the ball was pitched in line. But surprising the technology was suggesting that the ball would go over the stumps. Even the umpire Marais Erasmus was seen saying, “that’s impossible.”
The Indian skipper Virat Kohli walked up to the stumps and said, “Focus on your team as well and just not the opposition. Always trying to catch people.” KL Rahul followed the skipper and said, “Whole country is playing against 11 guys”. The one who was the most frustrated was Ravi Ashwin who directly targeted the official broadcasters saying, “ You should find better ways to win, Supersport”. The situation was very tense.
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