Fri, 14 Jan 2022

Michael Vaughan expresses irritability over Indian Test captain Virat Kohli

Michael Vaughan

Former England captain Michael Vaughan expressed irritability over Indian Test captain Virat Kohli, after the Indian captain was caught making distasteful comments about umpiring and technology in stump mic on Day 3 of the third and final Test against South Africa in Cape Town. Vaughan also stressed that the ICC need to take strict action against Kohli.

Virat Kohli who is often seen losing his temper on field as he fails to restrain himself from showing his emotions. His actions have many times landed him into trouble. This time Kohli's burst was over South African skipper Dean Elgar as he was adjudged LBW by Marais Erasmus but on review, the ball tracking showed that it was going over the stumps. Erasmus termed it as ‘impossible’ while the Indian team ended up displaying their emotions on the field.

Elgar was batting on 22 as R Ashwin hit his pads with a tossed up delivery, which looked plumb to naked eyes. But ball-tracking showed the delivery gaining some bounce and going above the stumps, leaving the Indian team puzzled over the technology.

"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 have to step in. He needs to be fined, he needs to be suspended."