CAPE TOWN: Indian captain Virat Kohli has asserted that his side have “moved on” from the controversy over an overturned decision during the third Test defeat to South Africa, to lose the series 2-1, at Newlands.
“That one moment seems very nice and very exciting to make a controversy out of but honestly I am not interested in making a controversy,” the right-handed batter told a press conference after the seven wicket defeat in Cape Town.
Kohli and two team-mates were caught on the stump microphone complaining after South African captain Dean Elgar survived on review after being given out leg before wicket at a crucial stage on the third afternoon.
“I have no comment to make,” he said, adding: “We understood what happened on the field and people on the outside don’t know if we had picked up three wickets there that probably would have been the moment that changed the game.”
He continued, “The reality of the situation is that we did not apply enough pressure on them for longer periods of time,” adding, “It was just a moment that passed and we moved on from it and we kept focusing on the game and tried to pick up wickets.”
Meanwhile, Host broadcaster SuperSport said it had no control over the Decision Review System (DRS) used in the series. “SuperSport notes comments made by certain members of the Indian cricket team,” it told AFP.
“Hawk-Eye is an independent service provider, approved by the ICC and their technology has been accepted for many years as an integral part of DRS,” it said, adding, ”SuperSport does not have any control over the Hawk-Eye technology.”