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Dangerous Pitch & Uneven Bounce Force Umpires To Stop The Match. Twitter Says Elgar Was Acting

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Dangerous Pitch & Uneven Bounce Force Umpires To Stop The Match. Twitter Says Elgar Was Acting

Sometimes, pitch conditions can be too dangerous and it might lead to cancellation of the game. A similar thing happened today in the 3rd test match between India and South Africa today in Wanderers stadium; for the 3rd time in the history of test cricket, umpires called off the play because the pitch was labeled as “Too dangerous”.

South Africa was chasing the target of 242 runs, but in the 9th over of their 2nd innings, an unfortunate incident took place. When Jasprit Bumrah delivered a bouncer to Dean Elgar, it hit the grille of his helmet.

It was owing to inconsistency in the pitch and large cracks that the ball couldn’t bounce well. Elgar was immediately given treatment; meanwhile the umpires had a discussion with match referee Andy Pycrott and called it off.

Here’s the video of the same;

Click here to watch the video directly on Twitter.

Many had already predicted that this pitch is indeed a dangerous one and playing on this is “Unfair”. Even on day 1 and day 2, Indian cricketers like Murali Vijay and Kohli have been hit due to inconsistent bounces.

After watching Elgar’s video, Twitter says that it’s his fault that he couldn’t judge the bouncer and the pitch is not to be blamed. Here are some reactions;

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Whether match will be played on Day 4 or not, decision will be taken tomorrow morning itself. According to you was it Elgar’s fault or was the pitch actually the reason?

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