Indian captain Virat Kohli reacted to DRS controversy© TNZT
India captain Virat Kohli said on Friday his side had “moved on” from controversy over a overturned decision in Test’s third loss to South Africa to lose the series 2-1 at Newlands. Kohli, 33, and two teammates were surprised by the strain’s microphone complaining after home captain Dean Elgar survived the exam after receiving the leg before the wicket at a crucial stage in the third afternoon. “I have no comment to make,” he told a press conference after the Seven Wickets defeat in Cape Town.
“We understood what happened on the pitch and people outside don’t know if we got three wickets there, it probably would have been the game-changing moment.”
Vice-Captain KL Rahul and bowler Ravichandran Ashwin were also heard at the microphone.
“The reality of the situation is that we haven’t put enough pressure on them for longer periods of time,” Kohli said.
“It sounds very nice and very exciting time to make a controversy, but honestly, I’m not interested in making a controversy.
“It was only a moment that went by and we moved on and we continued to focus on the game and tried to pick up wickets.”
Host broadcaster SuperSport meanwhile said it has no control over the Decision Review System (DRS) used in the series.
“SuperSport takes note of the comments made by some members of the Indian cricket team,” he told TNZT.
“Hawk-Eye is an independent, ICC approved service provider and its technology has been accepted for many years as an integral part of DRS.
“SuperSport has no control over the Hawk-Eye technology.”
Match referee Andy Pycroft and the International Cricket Council have yet to say whether disciplinary action will be taken against Kohli, Rahul and Ashwin for their roles in the incident.
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