During the third day of the final Test match between India and South Africa, controversy occurred when Dean Elgar was declared not out following a DRS review. Initially, on-field umpire Marais Erasmus had declared Elgar LBW after the ball appeared to have hit the stumps.
Elgar elected to review the decision, and the ‘Hawkeye’ confirmed that the ball had gone over the stumps. The Indian squad was enraged by the awful review, and they retaliated by attacking the broadcaster, Supersport.
Virat Kohli, India’s captain, vented his frustrations on the stump mic. “Focus on your team as well as the opposition when they shine the ball eh, not just the opposition, trying to catch people all the time,” he remarked.
Ravichandran Ashwin criticized the broadcasters and said they needed to find better methods to win. KL Rahul remarked that the entire country of South Africa is playing against the Indian eleven, and Ravichandran Ashwin blamed the broadcasters and said they needed to find better ways to win.
On social media, Indian supporters were outraged by the incident, believing that technology had been rigged in favor of South Africa.
Pakistani cricket supporters, on the other hand, were quick to point out that they had already suffered at the hands of this technology in the 2011 Cricket World Cup semi-final in Mohali when Saeed Ajmal trapped Sachin Tendulkar LBW.