“Actually immature, not what you count on from an Indian captain” – Gautam Gambhir slams Virat Kohli over stump mic outburst

India captain Virat Kohli was on the coronary heart of the controversy on Thursday. Workforce India gamers hit out on the host broadcasters in South Africa over the stump mic after a controversial DRS name on Day three of the third Check in Cape City.

Kohli, vice-captain KL Rahul and Ravichandran Ashwin all went as much as the stump mic to have a go at Supersport, the host broadcaster, after Hawkeye confirmed the ball going over the stumps. The choice in query was the dismissal of Dean Elgar, who reviewed a LBW determination in opposition to him.

First, it was Ashwin, saying:

“You must discover higher methods to win, SuperSport.”

Kohli was subsequent to go:

“Focus in your staff as effectively and never simply the opposition, making an attempt to catch folks on a regular basis.”

KL Rahul chipped in:

“Entire nation taking part in in opposition to XI guys.”

Former India cricketer Gautam Gambhir was not impressed, calling the reactions “exaggerated” and “immature”.

Talking to Star Sports activities, he stated:

“That is actually dangerous. What Kohli did, going close to the stump mic and reacting in that method, that’s actually immature. This isn’t what you count on from a global captain, from an Indian captain.”

He went on to say that the opposition didn’t react in such a fashion when selections went in opposition to South Africa.

“Then expertise is not in your hand. Then you may have reacted in the identical method when there was a caught-behind attraction on the leg-side, neither did Dean Elgar react in that method. Throughout that Mayank Agarwal attraction, it appeared out from the bare eye, however Elgar didn’t react in that method,” he stated.

Virat Kohli chirped away at Dean Elgar after India opted for a DRS evaluation late within the day for a caught behind. Elgar was initially given not out, however after evaluation, it was proven that he had nicked it, and Kohli even gave him a ship off.

“Hope Rahul Dravid has a phrase with Virat Kohli” – Gautam Gambhir

Gautam Gambhir went on to say that gamers cannot count on to be function fashions with the type of response they confirmed in Cape City.

“It doesn’t matter what you say, stuff like he performs along with his coronary heart on his sleeve, this response was an exaggerated one and you may’t be a job mannequin on this method. No budding cricketers would need to see this sort of a response, particularly from the Indian captain,” he stated.

Gambhir additionally stated he expects head coach Rahul Dravid to have a phrase with captain Virat Kohli.

“Irrespective of the consequence on this Check match, this isn’t what you count on from a Check captain who has led the staff for therefore lengthy. I hope Rahul Dravid has a phrase with him, as a result of the kind of captain Dravid was, he would have by no means reacted on this method,” Gambhir stated.

South Africa will start Day four at 101/2, chasing the 212-run goal set by India.

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