Indian players including skipper Virat Kohli yelled into the stump mic after DRS overturned the LBW decision against South Africa captain Dean Elgar. Much of their wrath was focused on the host broadcaster.
After losing the third Test match and the series against South Africa, India skipper Virat Kohli had remarked that his side has “moved on” from the controversy about a DRS conclusion which resulted in a lot of stump mic conversation on Day 3. The Indian players including skipper Kohli raged into the stump mic after DRS overturned the LBW decision against South Africa captain Dean Elgar. Much of their wrath was focused on the host broadcaster. But SuperSport maintained it had no control over the Decision Review System (DRS) employed in the series.
“SuperSport notices statements made by certain players of the Indian cricket squad,” it informed news agency AFP.
The broadcaster further stated that it had “no control” over the hawk-eye technology used for ball-tracking during a player review.
“Hawk-Eye is an independent service provider, certified by the ICC and their technology has been accepted for many years as a vital part of DRS.
“SuperSport does not have any influence over the Hawk-Eye technology.”
Kohli added that he has no comments to make on the matter and is not interested in causing controversies.
“I have no comment to say. That one moment seems really wonderful and very thrilling to make a controversy out of but honestly, I am not interested in manufacturing a controversy, he remarked in a news conference after the conclusion of the third Test.
“It was simply a moment that went and we moved on from it and we kept focusing on the game and attempted to pick up wickets,” he said in the post-match news conference on Friday.
Earlier on Day 3, the Indian skipper Virat Kohli came towards the stump mike and said: “Focus on your team as well and not only the opponent, trying to catch people all the time.”
Off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin was also caught disparaging the host broadcaster.
“You could find better ways to win, SuperSport (South African broadcaster),” said Ashwin.
At last, KL Rahul said: “Whole country playing against XI people.”