Dean Elgar has come under fire from Twitter users for his on-field behaviour after getting out early on day one of the third Test against Pakistan at the Wanderers on Friday.
The 31-year-old opener is the Proteas’ stand-in captain for the match following Faf du Plessis’ suspension and didn’t endear himself to some for yelling an expletive while he was walking off, which was caught on television.
— Tim Hulme (@TimHulmePhoto) January 11, 2019
Elgar had said in the build-up that he wanted to savour his captaincy opportunity more than he did during a “chaotic” first Test as captain against England at Lord’s in 2017.
However, the gritty left-hander is also known as a man who sets very high standards for himself and constantly berates himself during net sessions.
That streak clearly got the better of him in this instance and some fans believes it’s unbecoming of a player in a leadership role.
— Jane Smith (@JaneSmithZA) January 11, 2019
@OfficialProteas Not very nice choice of words by Dean Elgar as he walked off!
— Frans Wiegmans (@fcwiegmans) January 11, 2019
Did we just hear Dean Elgar use the F word
— mohamed limbada (@limbada77) January 11, 2019
— Mbongeni (@MGegana7) January 11, 2019
Dean Elgar ????
— Baby Face Assassin (@_Kagistian07) January 11, 2019
@deanelgar dropping an expletive as he walks out shows the disappointment of delivery upfront as the stand in captain. Not to say he was any way in the right to do that,but a good rule of thumb when filming someone walking off is to turn the mic volume down ???? #SAvPAK
— Stephen Pettitt (@StevePettittZA) January 11, 2019
— Snqobza (@Manobies) January 11, 2019