The third Test between South Africa and India was caught amidst a huge controversy after Virat Kohli decided to speak his heart out in the stump mic. Kohli along with the other Indian players was visibly frustrated after the DRS went against India. This incident has divided the cricketing fraternity as a few have aligned themselves with Kohli and others have called out Kohli for his inappropriate behavior.
Former English captain Michael Vaughan mentioned that ICC should step in and fine or suspend Kohli. Former South African batter Daryll Cullinan said that Kohli has been getting away with his actions for a long time. Australian greats Shane Warne and Adam Gilchrist also spoke in this matter.
Gilchrist felt that Kohli’s frustration built for a long time and reached the breaking point. Gilchrist also added that Kohli was pointing towards an incident between Australia and South Africa when Australian players were accused of ball-tampering.
“That accusation there I am interested in Warnie; this seems a bit premeditated. This has been building or brewing and it has got to a breaking point. That accusation about filming teams shining the ball I am assuming it goes all the way back to that very ground when the Australians were caught out on camera,” said Gilchrist as quoted by Hindustan Times.
Sometimes frustration overflows: Shane Warne
Warne mentioned that he didn’t expect something like that coming from an international captain. He further added that the DRS went against India several times which made Kohli frustrated.
“Look it is an interesting one, I am not sure that should be happening from a captain of an international team. But sometimes frustration overflows, you just get so frustrated and that’s why I said I wonder if that has happened three or four times through the series, and that was like okay that is enough now we can’t have it anymore,” said Warne.