In a big and shocking claim from former Test captain and southpaw of South Africa, Dean Elgar, Virat Kohli had apparently spat at him during a Test match. Even though he didn’t mention which series it was, it is believed that it was South Africa’s tour of India in 2015.
Dean Elgar was recording an episode on the “Banter with The Boys” podcast when he made such shocking allegations. He also criticised the wickets in India and spoke about a fiery incident involving Virat Kohli.
“In India…Those wickets were jokes. “I came in to bat, and I was holding my own against Ashwin and Jadeja,” Elgar said. “Kohli spat at me, and I said to him, ‘If you do that again I’ll f*****g p**s you with this bat. I will absolutely knock you out on this field,” said Dean Elgar in that podcast.
He also mentioned that AB De Villiers, who used to play in Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the Indian Premier League (IPL) alongside Virat Kohli, had confronted him and this prompted Kohli to apologise to Dean Elgar for his actions in the next series between the two sides in South Africa.
“AB went up to him and said, ‘Bud, why are you spitting at my teammate? That’s not on.’ Two or three years later we’re playing in South Africa, and [Kohli] calls me aside and says, ‘Can we have a drink together at the end of the series? I just want to apologise for my actions.’ The punchline is we drank until three in the morning,” revealed Dean Elgar.
Dean Elgar called it quits from cricket in January 2024
Post the completion of the 2-match Test series between India and South Africa, Dean Elgar hung up his boots from international cricket. The former Test captain of the Proteas had played 86 Test matches and had amassed 5347 runs.
He had an average of 37.9 and notched up 14 hundreds and 23 fifties. Elgar’s highest score was 199 against Bangladesh in 2015.
Dean Elgar has had quite a few confrontations with Virat Kohli and the Indian cricket team in the past. Post a controversial DRS call in one of the Test matches during India’s tour of South Africa, the likes of Virat Kohli, Ravichandran Ashwin and Mayank Aggarwal had launched a scathing attack on the broadcasters on the field by talking directly into the stump mic.