‘Virat Kohli needs to be fined or suspended’ – Michael Vaughan opens up on Dean Elgar’s controversial DRS call
Vaughan further added that being a captain of an international side, Kohli should have acted a bit maturely.
Updated - Jan 14, 2022 3:46 pm
The third Test between India and South Africa was caught amid a massive controversy on day three. The Indian players got frustrated after they were denied the wicket of South African captain Dean Elgar. Virat Kohli went a step ahead and said a few words in the stump mic which caught the attention of the entire cricketing fraternity.
The above-mentioned incident took place in the 21st over bowled by Ravichandran Ashwin. On the fourth ball, umpire Marais Erasmus gave Elgar out because the ball had hit him right in front of the wickets. Elgar referred the decision upstairs and the ball-tracking showed that the ball might be going over the stumps. The on-field umpire along with Indian players were left surprised after seeing that on the big screen.
Kohli was seen kicking the turf after the decision was reversed. He walked up to the stump mic and said: “Focus on your team while they shine the ball. Not just the opposition. Trying to catch people all the time.” Former English captain Michael Vaughan was not impressed with the way Kohli reacted. During an interaction with Fox Cricket, he said that the ICC should step in as things like that should not happen in international cricket.
“It’s so important that the ICC step in because you can’t act like that whether you are frustrated or not. Of course, we have moments like that on the pitch when you think something is going against you, and it’s absolutely right to feel frustrated. But, when you act like that as a captain of our game, the ICC has to step in and can’t allow something like that to happen,” Vaughan said on Fox Cricket.
You can’t act like that as an international captain: Michael Vaughan
Vaughan further added that being a captain of an international side, Kohli should have acted a bit maturely. On being asked about the steps that ICC can take Vaughan said: “He needs to be fined or suspended because you can’t act like that as an international captain.”
Bumrah dismissed Elgar on the last delivery of the third day. But a partnership of over 50 runs between Keegan Petersen and Rassie van der Dussen has almost eliminated India out of the third Test.