Virat Kohli letting him rip the stump mic after the DRS episode that gave Dean Elgar a lifeline continues to receive a plethora of reactions. While Michael Vaughan has said Kohli should be fined or suspended for his outburst, former South African batsman Daryll Cullinan believes the India captain has been away for too long for his actions and wants him to be ” severely punished”.
Reactions continue to pour in from around the world, including Down Under, where two of Australia’s greatest former cricketers and legends Shane Warner and Adam Gilchrist have given their thoughts on the matter. Former Australian wicket-beater Gilchrist has weighed in on the episode, saying the Indian skipper’s frustration was “building up” until it reached a point of no return.
Read also | ‘I’m not interested in making it controversial’: Kohli on DRS Row, says ‘people on the outside don’t know the exact details’
“That accusation there, I’m interested in Warnie; it seems a bit premeditated. It built or shuffled and it reached a breaking point. That accusation of filming teams shining the ball, I guess it goes back to that very grounded when the Aussies were caught on camera,” Gilchrist said.
Warne admitted the delivery felt like hitting the stumps saying “it’s going to break halfway through though, there’s no way it’s going to happen”. The former leg spinner, especially considering he is the “captain of an international team,” went on to point out the element of frustration that grew over time.
Read also | ‘SA wouldn’t have been able to knock this down’: Pollock highlights defining moments India ‘lost in the series’
“Listen, it’s interesting, I’m not sure that should happen from a captain of an international team. But sometimes the frustration boils over, you get so frustrated and that’s why I said I was wondering if this happened three or four times on the show, and it was like okay, enough now, we can’t have it anymore,” Warne said.