Former India opener Gautam Gambhir slammed Test skipper Virat Kohli over his outburst in opposition to a controversial DRS choice throughout the third Test in opposition to South Africa, saying his response was immature and he’s setting a nasty instance for budding cricketers.
Kohli, his deputy KL Rahul and off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin made some unsavoury feedback about umpiring and know-how in stump mic after rival skipper Dean Elgar acquired a large reprieve attributable to a contentious DRS choice within the final hour on day 3.Cape Town Test, Day 4: Live Updates”This is really bad. What Kohli did, going near the stump mic and reacting in that manner, is really immature. This is not what you expect from an international captain, from an Indian captain,” Gambhir instructed Star Sports.Gambhir identified that Mayank Agarwal too had acquired a reprieve throughout the first Test in Centurion however it did not invite an analogous response from the South African skipper.”Then technology isn’t in your hand. Then you have reacted in the same manner when there was a caught-behind appeal on the leg-side, neither did Dean Elgar react in that manner. During that Mayank Agarwal appeal, it looked OUT from the naked eye, but Elgar did not react in that manner,” he mentioned.In the twenty first over, Elgar was adjudged LBW by the on-field umpire Marais Erasmus when he was hit on the pads by an Ashwin supply. However, the choice was overturned on overview.Livid with the choice, a fuming Kohli went as much as the stumps and mentioned: “Focus on your team as well when they shine the ball at eh, not just the opposition. Trying to catch people all the time.”Gambhir expects Dravid to have a phrase with KohliRahul and Ashwin additionally expressed related reactions. “It’s the whole country against 11 guys,” mentioned KL Rahul, whereas Ashwin slammed the broadcaster: “You should find better ways to win, SuperSport.”Gambhir mentioned that he believes head coach Rahul Dravid can have a phrase with Kohli concerning his antics on Thursday.”No matter what you say, stuff like he plays with his heart on his sleeve, this reaction was an exaggerated one and you can’t be a role model in this manner. No budding cricketer would want to see this kind of a reaction, especially from the Indian captain,” Gambhir mentioned.”No matter the result in this Test match, this is not what you expect from a Test captain who has led the team for so long. I hope Rahul Dravid has a word with him because the type of captain Dravid was, he would never have reacted in this manner.”