Dean Elgar, who led South Africa from the entrance of their resounding 2-1 collection win over India opened up concerning the DRS controversy revealing how the entire episode truly helped the house facet defeat their rivals.
The South African skipper said that his workforce bought a ‘window’ to go after the goal, following Team India’s on-field outburst, which noticed Virat Kohli and a few other gamers having a go at host broadcaster SportSport as properly.
The complete episode unfolded when Ravichandran Ashwin trapped Elgar in an LBW, and umpire Marais Erasmus signalled him out. Elgar nevertheless determined to review the decision, and HawkEye confirmed the ball’s trajectory going above the stumps. The review left Indian gamers livid and even umpire Marais Erasmus was shocked that his determination was overturned.
Subsequently, Virat Kohli, Ravichandran Ashwin and KL Rahul protested by mocking SuperSport over the stump mics.
This complete fiasco helped South Africa, revealed Elgar, as they scored 40 runs within the eight overs following the twenty first over when the DRS controversy episode passed off.
“That obviously gave us a little bit of a window period, especially yesterday (Thursday) for us to score a little bit freer and obviously, chip away at the deficit that we needed or the target that we needed,” said Dean Elgar after main his facet to a 7-wicket win over Team India.
He additional added, “It worked out well in our hands, it played nicely into our hands. For a period of time, they actually forgot about the game and they were challenging a bit more of the emotional side of what Test cricket has to offer.”
When additional quizzed about his tackle the DRS controversy, Elgar mentioned, “Loved it. It was obviously maybe a team that was under a little bit of pressure and things weren’t going the way which they obviously were quite used to of late.”
After profitable the three-match Test collection, South Africa will start preparations for the three-match ODI collection which commences from January 19.