'Dhoni Review System' sets off Twitter storm

When Mahendra Singh Dhoni directed his team to review Yuzvendra Chahal's LBW appeal against Pakistan's Imam-ul-Haq during India's Asia Cup match against Pakistan, he set off a Twitter storm.

India's captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni asks for a review by the third umpire for the wicket of Sri Lanka's Nuwan Kulasekara during their ICC Cricket World Cup final. (File Photo)   -  Reuters

The Decision Review System (DRS) was introduced in 2009 to eliminate human errors in umpiring. Among appreciation and apprehensions, the DRS has become a part of international cricket today.

But what happens when a man does the job of a DRS? He gets it named after him. Or thanks to Indian cricket fans on Twitter, DRS has acquired a parallel meaning - 'Dhoni Review System'.

When Mahendra Singh Dhoni directed his team to review Yuzvendra Chahal's LBW appeal against Pakistan's Imam-ul-Haq at the Asia Cup Super Fours match, he set off a Twitter storm. Despite the appeal failing to convinve the umpire, the captain and the bowler too, MS Dhoni knew this game all too well to refrain from going for the review. After the decision was overturned, 'Dhoni Review System' became one of the top trends on Twitter, finiding mention in around 5,000 tweets.


 


 


 


 


 


 


 

 


Who'd disagree with that name? India has been the most succesful team when it comes to DRS reviews this year. And it's not the first time Dhoni has been the cause for it.


 

 

 

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