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After Team India’s meltdown on DRS decision during Cape Town Test, broadcaster SuperSport responds

Chandigarh, January 18

India skipper Virat Kohli’s outburst regarding a contentious DRS decision during the third and final Test at Cape Town has been trending since India lost the series 2-1 to South Africa.

Kohli was embroiled in controversy for his stump mic comments questioning the umpiring and technology.

South Africa skipper Dean Elgar got a reprieve due to a contentious DRS decision, leading to Kohli going to the stumps and saying, “Focus on your team as well when they shine the ball eh, not just the opposition. Trying to catch people all the time.”

Elgar was trapped by R Ashwin’s delivery but the ball tracking showed that it was going above the stumps, and the controversial call DRS evoked a reaction from the Indian captain.

“It’s the whole country against 11 guys,” said KL Rahul, while Ashwin slammed the broadcaster: “You should find better ways to win, SuperSport.”

The episode drew a lot of criticism from pundits and fans, and host broadcaster SuperSport has also weighed in on the Indian team’s DRS meltdown.

In a brief statement issued to a media house, the broadcaster said: “SuperSport notes comments made by certain members of the Indian cricket team.”

It’s yet to be seen whether match referee Andy Pycroft and the International Cricket Council (ICC) take any disciplinary action against the trio of Kohli, Rahul and Ashwin, whose words were caught by the stump mic.

“Hawk-Eye is an independent service provider, approved by the ICC and their technology has been accepted for many years as an integral part of DRS. SuperSport does not have any control over the Hawk-Eye technology,” the statement further said.

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