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Watch – Virat Kohli-Dean Elgar exchange words after Indian skipper survives a close call

By Alan

January 12, 2022

The South African bowlers dominated the first day of the third Test against India. India made 223 runs before getting dismissed but the fans got a chance to witness a vintage Virat Kohli. The elegant cover drive and other signature shots were back and the entire cricketing fraternity was on their feet till the time Kohli was in the middle.

Kohli made 79 runs off 201 balls. He was determined to reach the magical triple-digit score but didn’t get enough support from the other end. Hence, his innings was cut short. Kohli survived a caught behind appeal after on-field umpires gave him not-out after which the South African captain Dean Elgar decided to take the matter upstairs.

The incident occurred on the fourth delivery of the 52nd over which was bowled by Duanne Olivier. South African wicketkeeper Kyle Verreynne was sure that Kohli had nicked the ball. DRS showed a tiny spike when the ball went past the bat and the South African fielders thought they had caught the big fish. But, further slow-mo replays suggested that the ball was actually touching the thigh pad and not his bat.

Kohli who was waiting for the decision interacted with the South African fielders, including captain Elgar. He informed him that the sound was off the thigh pad and the bat was miles away from the ball. The South African fielders were shocked when the decision went in favour of the Indian captain. Captain Elgar showed his disappointment by shaking his head. Verreynne, who was sure of the nick was also shown hiding his face behind his cap after the on-field umpire’s decision stayed.

Here’s how Twitter reacted after Virat Kohli survived the DRS appeal