India escape official charge after Dean Elgar DRS outburst

Kingshuk Kusari

| Jan 15, 8:38 AM

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Despite losing temper over the Dean Elgar DRS decisions where several India players went on a provocative rant, there have been no official charges filed by the International Cricket Council.

ESPNcricinfo reported that the ICC has had a talk with the players but they have refrained from making official charges against any of the players who had an emotional outburst at Newlands in Cape Town.

There were two sides to the incident that evening. One where the Indian players went to stump mic and vented their frustration and the other where the players, including umpire Marias Erasmus, was left shocked by the reversal of the LBW decision that looked absolutely plumb to the naked eye.

Sides formed in the social media as well, where fans and experts debated the intensity of the rant and for the duration it carried on.

While some spoke in favour of Kohli and his co due to the blatant error in the technology, others pointed out that the words spoken from the Indian players had no place in the game.

After the incident, India somewhat lost the plot and conceded a lot of runs in a space of few overs, that shifted the momentum towards the home side. Despite Elgar getting out on the final ball of the day, the home side chased down the 211 run target with ease owing to Keegan Petersen's 82 off 113 balls.

South Africa still remains to the final frontier for India where they have not won a Test series.

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