Dean Elgar, the previous South Africa Test captain, who retired from worldwide cricket at the beginning of 2024 following the two-match collection towards India, recalled his first assembly with Virat Kohli when he was one of many kids within the aspect. Elgar alleged that Kohli spat on him when he toured India and the left-hander bought enraged and threatened the teenager to hit with his bat.
In an interplay on the Betway ‘Banter with the Boys’ Podcast, Elgar revealed that Kohli spat on him after which he confirmed his bat earlier than the Indian batter requested him to only be slightly cautious given he was in his den earlier than AB de Villiers, the widespread buddy between the 2 gamers performed the intervener.
“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 mentioned to him when you do this, I’ll **** you with this bat,” Elgar mentioned on the podcast.
Asked if Kohli understood what he mentioned in his native language and Elgar continued, “Yes, he did as a result of de Villiers was his teammate at RCB, so he understood. And I mentioned when you do this, I’ll **** on this area, I’ll completely knock you out. And then [he said] ‘Hey **** you, **** you’ (mimicking Kohli), barking up the unsuitable tree. Anyways, we’re in India so you bought to be slightly bit cautious.
Kohli was AB de Villiers’ teammate within the IPL at Royal Challengers Bangalore and Elgar revealed that when the Proteas legend discovered about the entire incident he determined to patch issues up. “De Villiers found out what he did, and went up to him and asked ‘why are you spitting at my teammate?’ Two years later in South Africa, he called me and asks he could go with me for a drink after the series. He said he wanted to apologise for his actions,” Dean Elgar revealed. “We drank till 3 and ya, that was my first encounter with Kohli,” Elgar additional added.
Elgar, who performed 86 Tests for South Africa ended his profession towards India and had Kohli embracing him properly as he performed his ultimate knock at the Newlands.