Tendulkar: 'DRS still not effective'

"If the batsman fails to review or the umpire gets the decision wrong, then a wrong decision is made. The third umpire should be empowered to intervene, to get the correct decision for fair play," Tendulkar told Sportstar.

Sachin Tendulkar agreed with Virat Kohli's view that the non-striker should stand as straight as possible to get a good view of the trajectory of the ball.   -  Mohammed Yousuf

Sachin Tendulkar, who was not convinced about the umpire Decision Review System (DRS) for six years, believes that if the idea is to get decisions consistently right, then the third umpire should be empowered to intervene.

"If the batsman fails to review or the umpire gets the decision wrong, then a wrong decision is made. The third umpire should be empowered to intervene, to get the correct decision for fair play," Tendulkar told Sportstar.

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Without referring to a review not taken by Cheteshwar Pujara yesterday at Rajkot when he was adjudged leg before to leg spinner Adil Rashid when replays showed that the ball had landed outside the leg stump, Tendulkar said: "Sometimes the non-striker is thinking about ways he has to bat and may miss the line of the delivery or some action. It's also breathing time for the batsman when he is at the non-striker's end. I think one has to go all the way to get a decision consistently right."

Tendulkar agreed with Virat Kohli's view that the non-striker should stand as straight as possible to get a good view of the trajectory of the ball and the landing spot in order to assist the striker in the decision making for a review.

"The non-striker becomes the fourth umpire. I agree with Virat. But I also strongly feel that the third umpire should be empowered to intervene when an appeal is made and if he feels a wrong decision has been made. "

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