Former England captain and commentator Michael Vaughan requested ICC to step in and suspend Indian skipper Virat Kohli, after a controversial ending of Day 3 of the second test match at Cape Town.
Dean Elgar was Adjudged LBW by field umpire Marais Erasmus but when Elgar took the review, the ball tracking showed that it was going over the stumps. The field umpire termed it as ‘impossible’ as the bowler was Ravichandran Ashwin and the speed wasn’t that much.
Things got out of hand for a while as the Indian players were not happy with the decision and were constantly chirping toward the broadcaster, SuperSport. Ravichandran Ashwin even said that they need to find ‘better ways to win’.
Captain Virat Kohli even went to the stumps and said “Focus on your teams as well and not just the opposition,” after this controversy. The cricket expert’s general opinion was that the behavior was unacceptable while Vaughan went one step ahead and suggested ICC to suspend Virat Kohli for his actions on the pitch.
Michael Vaughan about Virat Kohli:
“It’s so important that the ICC steps in because you can’t have all that. Whether you’re frustrated or not… of course, we’ve all had moments on the pitch where you’re thinking something is going to get you. And it’s absolutely right to get frustrated. But when you act like that as a captain and a leader of our game, the ICC has to step in. He needs to be fined, he needs to be suspended,“ Vaughan said after the incident.
Going on the day-4, South Africa easily registered a 7 wickets victory in the Cape Town test and won the test series by 2-1. Keegan Petersen played an important inning of 82 runs along with van der Dussen’s 41* runs. Both teams will now play a three-match ODI series starting on 19th January 2022.