- South African fast pitcher Lungi Ngidi said the Indian team has been under pressure
- Ngidi’s statement comes after Dean Elgar’s controversial DRAS decision
South African fast bowler Lungi Ngidi said the Indian players seem completely desperate and under pressure. Ngidi’s statement came after the end of the third day of play. Indeed, he lost his cool during the final 45 minutes of play on match day three when rival captain Dean Elgar avoided returning to the arena due to a controversial DRS decision.
During this, many players on the team expressed their anger at the DRS decision, which was also recorded on the stump microphone at the wicket. To this Ngidi said that such a reaction from the Indian players shows their desperation.
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After the game on day three, Ngidi said: “I think the kind of reaction from the Indian players was to show their frustration. Sometimes teams take advantage of this too. You really never want to show your emotions like this, but the way that the Indian team did it shows that the visiting team is under pressure today.
He said: “The association of Elgar and his batsman partner was going well during that time. In such a situation, the Indian team did their best to break it, but it is usually seen in the last moments of such a day.
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The incident occurred in the 21st of the South African innings against Ravichandran Ashwin when Elgar was clearly underweight but replays showed the ball going over the stumps. However, Kohli was not happy with the DRS decision and other Indian players also expressed their discontent. The Indian gamers knew that their every conversation was being recorded on the stump microphone. In such a situation, he used it to express his feelings.
At the end of the day’s play, the South African team scored 101 runs for the loss of 2 wickets. Keegan Pietersen is present in the team crease after scoring 48 runs. In such a situation, the hosts need 111 runs to win while India will need to take 8 wickets to win the match.