‘Chirping for 13 years, you are going to keep me quiet’ – Virat Kohli hurls series of taunts towards Dean Elgar in Cape Town Test
Kohli wasn’t amused as Elgar and Keegan Petersen were taking too much time for discussion between overs.
Updated - Jan 14, 2022 10:44 am
Stakes are incredibly high in the ongoing third Test match between India and South Africa, and so is the intensity. With the series being poised at 1-1, the winner of this contest would walk away with a series win. As Indi have never won a Test series in the rainbow, it’s their golden chance to conquer their final frontier.
With so much to play for in the game, verbal altercations are not shocking to see. The Cape Town battle has also seen the war of words on many occasions. On Day 3 of the contest, Indian skipper Virat Kohli was at loggerheads with his counterpart Dean Elgar. Kohli wasn’t amused as Elgar and Keegan Petersen were taking too much time for discussion between overs.
Virat Kohli not amused with South African batter’s approach
Needless to mention, the Indian skipper didn’t hold back and hurled a series of taunts towards Elgar. He even said that the southpaw is reluctant to face pace spearhead Jasprit Bumrah. “Running away from Jasprit. Chirping for 13 years Dean, you are going to keep me quiet,” Kohli was heard in the stump microphone.
Notably, Kohli also recalled the 2018 Johannesburg Test where India recorded a 63-run win despite an unbeaten 86-run knock from Elgar in the last innings. “We all know who wanted the Johannesburg Test to get called off in 2018,” said Kohli further. The Indian skipper’s comments went viral in no time as fans were highly entertained with the banter.
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Meanwhile, the ongoing Test has been proceeding like a rollercoaster. India, after earning a 13-run lead in the first innings, managed only 198 while batting for the second time in the match. South African bowlers made the ball talk as most of the Indian batters failed to make a mark. However, a stunning century from Rishabh Pant took India to a respectable total.
The Proteas side has been asked to chase down 211 which won’t be easy against a potent Indian pace attack. However, the visitors must not forget that the hosts chased down 240 in the preceding Johannesburg Test. Hence, the clash is set for a thrilling finish.