'If India should get me out, they should break something in my body' - Dean Elgar's father reveals what his son told him ahead of Day 4 of 2nd Test

‘If India should get me out, they should break something in my body’ – Dean Elgar’s father reveals what his son told him ahead of Day 4 of 2nd Test

Richard Elgar said that he was confident that his son would take South Africa past the finish line.

Dean Elgar
Dean Elgar. (Photo Source: Getty Images)

Dean Elgar led from the front with the willow and scored a match-winning 96* to help South Africa make light work of the target of 240 set by the Indian side in the 2nd Test match at Johannesburg. And now, Dean Elgar’s father, Richard Elgar has stated that his son had told him on the 3rd Day that he will stay unbeaten till the end and finish the match for his country.

Dean Elgar’s father also revealed that his son told him that if the Indian side wanted to dismiss him, then they will have to break something in his body. Richard Elgar also said that when he heard his son speaking those words, he was confident that he would take his side past the finish line.

“Dad! I will be there till the end of the game tomorrow. If they want to get me out, they would have to break something in my body to drag me out of there. They are not going to get me by hitting me on the body. No way in hell.’ When I heard him say that, I knew he was charged up and felt he would do it,” said Richard Elgar as quoted by The Indian Express.

I could see that Dean Elgar was in the zone: Richard Elgar

Richard Elgar also added that when South Africa needed less than 100 runs to win on Day 4, he told his wife that India will not be able to dismiss his son. Adding that the Protean skipper was in the zone, Richard Elgar concluded by stating that he knew that his son would finish the job for his country.

“In the morning, when the target dipped under 100, I said to my wife, ‘you know what, they are not going to get him out today.’ I could see that he was in the zone – so focused, so intense in his bubble, that he didn’t even know what was going on around him. I could see it. She said ‘but 100 runs are there’, and I went, ‘doesn’t matter. Dean and others are going to do it,” concluded Richard Elgar.