South African cricketer Dean Elgar slammed for criticising Indian food and hotels
It has been a dismaying tour for South Africa cricket team, having lost the first two Tests, and hence ruling out the probability of lifting the trophy. South African batsman Dean Elgar was questioned by reporters on the tour and in his reply, Elgar described it as a challenging tour. In a clip shared by ESPNCricinfo, the 32 year old was heard criticising Indian food and hotels.
“It’s a challenging tour. You get stretched as a person, you get stretched as a cricketer, I think you get to know yourself quite a lot as a person when you come to the smaller places where the hotels are maybe not as good, and you get challenged on the food you eat potentially,” Elgar said.
“It’s always a good learning curve coming to India. They’re very streetwise and clever with touring teams,” he added.
The statement was not taken well by the Indian fans on Twitter, who were swift to slam the South African for is comment, and called the statement as excuses.
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Give them food @BCCI@SGanguly99 , you don't know @deanelgar and SA are not able to win because they are unable to eat "potential" food. Even Indian hotels are testing their limits. This is cheating. They can't see spinning bowl coz of weak eyesight on tour , coz of poor food. :( https://t.co/kfeIiQotKq— Tyrion Kanpuriya (@tyrionkanpuriya) October 18, 2019
This Guy Deserves A Better Bed To Cry On As Well— Chatil Panditasekara (@ChatilPandi) October 18, 2019
Latest from the Dean Elgar book of excuses. https://t.co/5qgdTf8X7D— Vinayakk (@vinayakkm) October 18, 2019
Meantime, Indian skipper Virat Kohli won the toss and opted to bat in the third Test against South Africa as India chase a whitewash in Ranchi. Having lost the last two tosses, South Africa skipper Faf du Plessis came with Temba Bavuma as the proxy captain for the toss and yet Kohli won his third consecutive toss of the series.
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