Former Opener Gautam Gambhir expressed his feeling towards the skipper Virat Kohli, saying, the way he raged against a disputable DRS decision at the time of third Test against South Africa was childish and with such hyperbole, he would never be a role model to the upcoming generations.
After rival skipper Dean Elgar got an immense reprieve due to a contentious DRS decision in the last hour on day 3, Kohli, along with KL Rahul and off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin made some noisome comments about umpiring and technology in stump mic. Gautham Gambhir pointed about Virat Kohli that Kohli, going near the stump mic and possessing his disobedience displays his immaturity and that is really untoward. He also criticized Kohli that, this is not what the quality a captain should have.
The on-field umpire Marias Erasmus adjudged Elgar in the 21st over when he was hit on the pads by an Ashwin delivery. Rahul and Ashwin also expressed similar reactions. It’s the whole country against eleven guys, said KL Rahul, while Ashwin slammed the broadcaster.
Kohli has also criticized by the former South African batter Daryll Cullinan for his outburst, saying for too long he has got away with such conduct.