I don't want to create any controversy: Kohli

Many former cricketers have criticized Kohli, some have demanded his punishment.

I don't want to create any controversy: Kohli

Maksud Haque
Desk Reporter

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Highlights

  • Although India won the second match of the three-match Test series between the two teams, the Proteas won the first &last game also took charge of the series 2-1.
  • South Africa won the third and final match of the series in Cape Town. The cricketing world has seen a tough fight between the two teams during the Test, but South Africa has the last laugh after winning the match.
    I don't want to create any controversy: Kohli
    The incident started in the 21st over of South Africa's second innings. India were then anxious to get South African captain Dean Elgar out. He was lbw in that over by Ravichandran Ashwin, as usual the on-field umpire gave Elgar out. But he took the review as the South African was not satisfied with the umpire's decision.
    Later in the ball tracking system it was seen that the ball hit Elgar's leg but later it passed over the stumps. The Indian fielders as well as the on-field umpires were quite surprised to see this happening on the big screen. Eventually, the on-field umpire was forced to change his mind and he gave it not out. And therefore, Kohli turned furious
    Unable to contain his anger, India captain Kohli approached Stump Mike and said, "Do you think, Dean, I will keep quiet. Even after being Man of the Match in the last match, you were running away from Jaspreet Bumrah, I can't believe it. I don't know who wanted to ruin the test in 2018."
    The Indian skipper added, "Focus on your team as well when they shine the ball eh, not just the opposition. Trying to catch people all the time."
    There is a storm of criticism in the cricket world over Kohli's scandal. Many former cricketers have criticized Kohli, some have demanded his punishment.
    "I have no comment on this," Kohli said after the match. "We can understand what happened on the field. Outsiders may not be fully aware of what is actually happening on the field. But if we could all be ready and pick up their three wickets then the match could have turned around."
    Kohli added, "The reality is that we have not been able to put pressure on them (South Africa) for a long time. It hurt us throughout the match and we lost. That one moment may seem much more beautiful and joyful." 
    "But to be honest, I don't want to create any controversy. It was just a moment and we're gone. "
    Although India won the second match of the three-match Test series between the two teams, the Protea won the first and last game and took control of the series 2-1.