Handscomb: ‘I am lot more familiar with DRS now’

Handscomb had admitted that it was he who suggested Smith to seek dressing room opinion after being LBW off Umesh Yadav during their second innings of the second Test against India.

“It’s still new in my international career, so I haven’t had a lot to do with the DRS and I’m now a lot more familiar with it,” said the 25-year-old right-hander   -  AFP

Australia batsman Peter Handscomb, who took the blame for his captain Steve Smith’s “brain-fade” fiasco, today said he is now familiar with the DRS rules and it’s time to move on from the incident that sparked a huge controversy.

Handscomb had admitted that it was he who suggested Smith to seek dressing room opinion after being LBW off Umesh Yadav during their second innings of the second Test against India.

“No, just completely unaware that you couldn’t do that. But now I know — I have been well and truly informed and I’m just looking forward to moving on from this. It’s still new in my international career, so I haven’t had a lot to do with the DRS and I’m now a lot more familiar with it,” said the 25-year-old right-hander.

There was significant amount of banter on display from both the Indian and Australian players during the second Test with home team skipper Kohli leading from the front.

But Handscomb said the visiting team is not too worried about what its opposition does.

“I thought we handled him (Kohli) quite well on the field. Like I said before we just go about our business, not too worried about trying to get into verbal stash. We know what we have been doing, we were definitely not chatting that’s for sure. We are in the public eye and we understand that views were being exchanged,” said Handscomb, who is on his first overseas tour.

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