In the 3rd test match between India and South Africa umpires called off the game because the pitch was “Too dangerous”. This is for the 3rd time in the history of test cricket that a match was stopped because of this reason.
South Africa was chasing 242 runs target, but in the 9th over of their 2nd innings, an unfortunate incident took place. Here is the video.
Umpires take teams off because of dangerous pitch when Elgar gets hit in the grill from a short delivery. I know it's been a tough track but short deliveries are meant to be intimidating, I believed. pic.twitter.com/WpJGeGNaLL
— chas plummer (@chasplummer1) January 26, 2018
When Jasprit Bumrah delivered a bouncer to Dean Elgar, it hit the grille of his helmet. Inconsistency in the pitch and large cracks didn’t let bounce well.
However, Twitter Indian fans are not ready to agree that pitch was “too dangerous” instead they say that it’s Elgar’s fault that he couldn’t judge the bouncer.
— Pradeep Chauhan (@Pradeep68637953) January 26, 2018
Dear South Africans,
A Short Pitched Ball Climbs Up. No Matter Which Pitch In Any Part Of The World You're Playing In. Stop Your Lame Drama You Chokers. 😡😠😡 #INDvSA #INDvsSA #SAvIND #SAvsIND #Elgar pic.twitter.com/O7AW1eokgC
— Sir Ravindra Jadeja (@SirJadeja) January 26, 2018
So #elgar plays a bouncer poorly and they abandon the match ? What a bunch of losers #SouthAfrica they made this wicket to out do us and we outplayed them … our batsmen roughed it out on this wicket this is such a. Shame poor sportsmanship
— Harshvardhan Kapoor (@HarshKapoor_) January 26, 2018
You can't cancel a match because a ball "bounced more than Dean Elgar expected it to". Then we will have to cancel every match Shikhar Dhawan plays.
— Alagappan V (@IndianMourinho) January 26, 2018
Shami Bhuvi Ishant all played but Elgar can't. would love to be wrong here but seemed to me they or at least elgar was over playing the blows and diving and looking to call the physio at a snap. he might be tough but doesn't seem so today.
— Vaibhav Singhal (@vaibhavs28) January 26, 2018
Others looking for IPL career, Elgar looking for Hollywood career #SAvIND 😂😂
— Kidambi Srikanth (@SriKidambi_FC) January 26, 2018
— Nishanth.S (@070NISHANTH) January 26, 2018
Elgar was immediately given treatment; meanwhile the umpires had a discussion with match referee and called it off.