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Is there a bug in Elgar’s DRS? How did the ball suddenly turn? Broadcasters’ explanation


Highlight:

  • Broadcasters say Elgar was rescued by a bounce on the pitch
  • Disciplinary action may be taken against Virat Kohli and his associates
  • India allege Elgar’s wicket denial

The DRS controversy is burning in the third Test between India and South Africa. India’s DRS appeal against captain Dean Elgar in South Africa’s second innings was rejected by the third umpire. The broadcasters are justifying this by saying that it is the fault of the ball tracking technology.

The ball tracking technology belongs to the transmitter. The broadcaster is Supersport. They say that the track of the ball is determined by the bounce on the pitch. The spectators explained that the pitch in Cape Town had an incredible bounce and that was why the ball was going over the top of the wicket. They have also released a graphic video to prove their point.

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The incident happened when Dean Elgar was caught in front of the wicket in Ashwin’s over as India struggled for the wicket. Elgar issued the DRS after the ground umpire ruled it out. In the DRS, the ball is found to go over the top of the wicket. This gave Elgar a chance to continue batting. Elgar, who went out after it became clear that the ball was in line at the DRS, came back when he realized the ball did not fit the wicket.

Even the umpire on the field was amazed at how the ball bounced in an impossible way. Following this, the Indian players approached the stump mic and criticized the third umpire and the error in the technology. KL Rahul said that an entire country was playing against them. Captain Virat Kohli said that some people only look at their own team. The captain did not hesitate to mock the DRS. Kohli did not give Elgar another LBW appeal to the third umpire. Kohli joked that it would sometimes get over his shoulder.

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“Everyone has seen what happened,” said Indian bowling coach Paras Mambre. The matter will be brought to the notice of the match referee. The coach said that all the players performed well. Meanwhile, there are indications that disciplinary action may be taken against captain Virat Kohli and his teammates for overreaction on the field.

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