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Virat Kohli spat at me during my first Test tour to India: Dean Elgar

Virat Kohli spat at me during my first Test tour to India: Dean Elgar

Dean Elgar and Virat Kohli. (Photo source: X(Twitter)

Former South Africa batter Dean Elgar, who recently retired from Test cricket after the series against India, revealed that star India batter Virat Kohli spat at him during his first tour to India. Notably, Elgar came on his first Test tour to the Asian nation in 2015, the year Virat Kohli had become the full-time skipper of the Indian Test team.

The southpaw revealed that he had a tough time facing the spin twins of Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja when Kohli decided to have a go at him by spitting on him. However, the former opening batter was quick to respond and threatened to beat the then-Indian captain with his bat.

“My first Kohli encounter in India Those wickets were jokes, like playing on that surface there (points to the ground). I came into bat and, I was actually like holding my own against Ashwin and what’s his name Jeja, Jeja, Jeja (Ravindra Jadeja) and Kohli spat at me. I said to him if you do that, I’ll **** you with this bat,” Elgar said on Banter with The Boys podcast.

The host of the podcast further asked Elgar if Kohli understood the South African slang and the former Proteas batter revealed that AB de Villiers had told him about it as they played together for RCB.

“Yes, he did because de Villiers was his teammate at RCB, so he understood. And I said if you do that, I’ll **** on this field, I’ll absolutely knock you out. And then [he said] ‘Hey **** you, **** you’ (mimicking Kohli), barking up the wrong tree. Anyways, we are in India so you got to be a little bit cautious,” he added.

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