'Zabardast captain hai ye' - Rishabh Pant taunts Dean Elgar after DRS timer runs out for Keegan Petersen's LBW verdict

‘Zabardast captain hai ye’ – Rishabh Pant taunts Dean Elgar after DRS timer runs out for Keegan Petersen’s LBW verdict

Petersen and Elgar were involved in a discussion as to whether they should go upstairs, but before they could arrive at a conclusion, the DRS timer ran out.

Rishabh Pant and Dean Elgar
Rishabh Pant and Dean Elgar. (Photo Source: Getty Images)

Keegan Petersen was snaffled by Ravichandran Ashwin in the 28th over of the South African second innings. To a delivery from the Indian off-spin bowling great that pitched outside off stump and spun sharply, Petersen went for the flick shot.

However, the right-hander missed the ball and was wrapped on the pads. When the Indian players appealed, the umpire raised the finger.

Petersen and Dean Elgar were in discussion as to whether they should go upstairs, but before they could arrive at a conclusion, the DRS timer ran out.

And, Indian wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant took advantage of this and passed comments on Elgar. Pant taunted Elgar stating that he is a ‘good’ captain, and thinks only about himself.

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Dean Elgar’s patient knock helps South Africa wrestle advantage over India

With the willow, Dean Elgar was solid on Day 3. The left-handed opening batter scored a sedate 121-ball 46* and frustrated the Indian bowling attack. Apart from Elgar, Aiden Markram and Keegan Petersen also contributed useful runs for the Proteas.

While Markram scored a quick 31, Petersen contributed 28 runs, as South Africa ended the day with their scoreboard reading 118/2. Earlier in the day, the Indian side was bowled out for a total of 266 in their second innings. Experienced willow wielders Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane scored fluent half-centuries for the Indian side.

The likes of Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi, and Marco Jansen scalped 3 wickets each with the red cherry in hand for South Africa. India currently leads the three-match Test series 1-0.