- South African fast bowler Lungi Ngidi said that the Indian team has come under pressure
- Ngidi’s statement comes after Dean Elgar’s controversial DRAS decision
South African fast bowler Lungi Ngidi said that the Indian players are looking completely desperate and under pressure. Ngidi’s statement came after the end of the third day of play. In fact, he lost his cool during the last 45 minutes of play on the third day of the match when rival captain Dean Elgar avoided returning to the pavilion due to a controversial DRS decision.
During this, many players of the team expressed their anger over the decision of DRS, which was also recorded on the stump mic in the wicket. To this Ngidi said that such reaction of the Indian players shows his desperation.
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After the third day’s play, Ngidi said, “I think the kind of reaction from the Indian players was showing their frustration. Sometimes teams take advantage of this as well. You never really want to show your emotions like this, but the way the Indian team did it shows the visiting team is under pressure today.
He said, “Elgar and fellow batsman’s partnership was going well during that time. In such a situation, the Indian team did everything possible to break it, but it is often seen in the last moments of such a day.
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The incident happened in the 21st over of the South African innings off Ravichandran Ashwin when Elgar was clearly lbw but replays showed the ball was passing over the stumps. Kohli, however, was not happy with the DRS’s decision and other Indian players also expressed their displeasure over it. The Indian players knew that their every conversation was being recorded in the stump mic. In such a situation, he used it to express his feelings.
At the end of the day’s play, South Africa’s team has scored 101 runs for the loss of 2 wickets. Keegan Pietersen is present on the crease for the team after scoring 48 runs. In such a situation, the hosts need 111 runs to win, while India will have to take 8 wickets to win the match.