BCCI, Dhoni to take decision on DRS: Rohit Sharma

The latest umpiring howler was when George Bailey was not given out by Richard Kettleborough after debutant pacer Brainder Sran got the Australian caught behind down the leg side with Dhoni gloving the white ball in the first ODI.

M. S. Dhoni said after the first ODI that there should not be umpires’ decision justification system but instead there should be umpires taking right decision.   -  AP

With the debate over Decision Review System gaining momentum after the Perth One-Day International, India’s opening batsman Rohit Sharma on Thursday said that the Board of Control for Cricket in India and the skipper M. S. Dhoni will take the decision in the best interest of the team.

"What I say here is going to be material because it’s absolutely not my decision. But I think whatever suits the team and whatever is the best for the team I am sure the BCCI and the captain will do it,” Rohit said.

The latest umpiring howler was when George Bailey was not given out by Richard Kettleborough after debutant pacer Brainder Sran got the Australian caught behind down the leg side with Dhoni gloving the white ball in the first ODI.

Dhoni, India’s limited-overs captain and a staunch cynic in DRS matters, had offered yet another trenchant defence of his stance. Expressing his views on not using DRS, the skipper had on Tuesday said that there should not be umpires’ decision justification system but instead there should be umpires taking right decision.

“We have to push the umpires to take the right decision and you have to see how many 50-50 decision doesn’t go in our favour and it always happen. I am still not convinced about DRS,” he said after the match.

“There is quite a few deviation in DRS. Even the makers agree that there is a bit of deviation that can happen. You have to also take into account weather to give not out or out. So DRS should not be umpires decision justification system. It should be giving the right decision,” he added.

Following this, former Australian wicketkeeper Brad Haddin had slammed India’s cries of bad decisions coming their way, saying that Dhoni’s side should learn to live with the wrong calls as they continue to oppose the DRS. He was quoted as saying that India are the ones that don’t want the DRS, so they’ve got to live with these decisions.