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Fans slam Dean Elgar for criticising Indian hotel, food

South Africa batsman Dean Elgar has again drawn anger from fans for comments made on Indian conditions. When South Africa had toured India the last time, Elgar had said that the pitches were not fit for cricket to be played.

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Dean Elgar – with scores of 160, 2, 6, 48 – has been one of the better performers in the South Africa team in the ongoing series (File Photo/Reuters)

South Africa batsman Dean Elgar has drawn some anger from fans on social media for comments made on “testing conditions” in India.

Speaking after the South Africa practice session in Ranchi on Thursday, Elgar had said, “You get to know yourself a lot as a person when you come to the smaller places where the hotels are maybe not as good, and you get challenged on the food you eat potentially.”

“It’s always a good learning curve coming to India. They’re very streetwise and clever with touring teams,” he had said.

Elgar’s comments did not go down well with fans. Some called him a “sore loser”. Some recalled the fact that there had been a water crisis in Johannesburg when the Indian team had toured the last time – because of which Indian players had been told to not use the shower for more than two minutes.

When South Africa had toured India the last time, Elgar had said that the pitches – especially in Pune – were not fit for cricket to be played.

Elgar was dismissed for a duck by Mohammed Shami in just his 2nd delivery on Sunday in the third Test in Ranchi. With scores of 160, 2, 6, 48 in the previous two Tests – Elgar has been one of the better performers in the South Africa team in the ongoing series.