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‘Sometimes frustration overflows, but shouldn’t happen with an international captain’ – Shane Warne, Adam Gilchrist opine on Virat Kohli’s stump-mic outburst in Cape Town

By Alan

January 15, 2022

Veteran Australian cricketers Shane Warne and Adam Gilchrist have commented on Indian Test skipper Virat Kohli’s stump-mic antics on Day 3 of the series decider against South Africa. Senior offie Ravichandran Ashwin had caught Proteas captain Dean Elgar plumb in front of the wicket before DRS saved the day.

The ball tracker showed that the ball would have gone on above the stumps which left Kohli and his players disappointed. An irate Kohli then vented out his frustrations at the broadcaster SuperSport on the stump-mic.

“Focus on your team as well when they shine the ball eh, not just the opposition. Trying to catch people all the time”, he said.

Shane Warne and Adam Gilchrist opine on Virat Kohli’s on-field outburst

Adam Gilchrist said that Virat Kohli’s act was a ‘bit premeditated’ and then highlighted on the infamous ball-tampering scandal at the very same venue in March 2018.

“That accusation there I am interested in Warnie, this seems a bit premeditated, and this has been building or brewing…. and it has got to a breaking point. That accusation about filming teams shining the ball I am assuming it goes all the way back to that very ground when the Australians were caught out on camera”, said Gilchrist while speaking on Fox Cricket during the broadcast of the fifth Australia-England Test match.

Shane Warne, on the other hand, made it clear that such kind of behavior is not accepted by an international captain.

“Look, it is an interesting one, I am not sure that should be happening from a captain of an international team. But sometimes frustration overflows, you just get so frustrated and that’s why I said I wonder if that has happened three or four times through the series, and that was like okay that is enough now we can’t have it anymore”, he said.