Indian captain Virat Kohli responded to the DRS controversy© AFP
Indian captain Virat Kohli said on Friday that his side has “moved on” from the controversy over an annulled decision in the third Test defeat to South Africa, to lose the series 2-1, at Newlands. Kohli, 33, and two teammates were caught on the stomp mic while complaining after home captain Dean Elgar survived the assessment after being handed a leg for wicket at a crucial stage on the third afternoon. “I have no comment,” he said at a press conference after the seven-wicket defeat in Cape Town.
“We understood what was happening on the pitch and people on the outside don’t know if we had collected three wickets there, that would probably have been the moment the game changed.”
Vice Captain KL Rahul and bowler Ravichandran Ashwin were also heard on the microphone.
“The reality of the situation is that we haven’t put enough pressure on them for an extended period of time,” Kohli said.
“That one moment seems very beautiful and very exciting to make a controversy out of, but honestly I’m not interested in making a controversy.
“It was just a moment that passed and we took off and we kept focusing on the game and trying to take wickets.”
Host channel SuperSport, meanwhile, said it has no control over the Decision Review System (DRS) used in the series.
“SuperSport takes note of comments from certain members of the Indian cricket team,” it told AFP.
“Hawk-Eye is an independent service provider, approved by the ICC and their technology has been accepted as an integral part of DRS for many years.
“SuperSport has no control over the Hawk-Eye technology.”
There is no indication yet from match referee Andy Pycroft and the International Cricket Council whether any disciplinary action will be taken against Kohli, Rahul and Ashwin for their roles in the incident.
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