Whenever Indian batsmen fall prey to difficult umpiring decisions, the discussion of using the Decision Review System (DRS) crops up. Answering a question related to the introduction of DRS in Test matches involving India, captain Virat Kohli said that the issue needed to be discussed further before it was introduced.
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“These are things we have discussed, these are things we have had meetings on because there were some areas that we felt can be debated, especially the ball tracking and hawk eye. I personally feel these are things that can be discussed and debated on. We won’t take (bad) decisions too hard, because we in the first place decided that we would not use DRS. So for us to then say that umpires made an error and it’s going against us, it’s not logical. So there’s no room for excuses, I feel,” Kohli said on the eve of the second Test against New Zealand at the Eden gardens here on Thursday.
“Once DRS is in place and once DRS is up and running for us as well, then you can sit and think what are the grey areas. We want to definitely think about it, but I can’t make a decision sitting here right now. It’s a good point, it’s something that we have had discussions on and we will certainly look to probably introduce it in future,” added Kohli.
In the Kanpur Test, New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson went after a wide delivery from Ravindra Jadeja and managed a faint touch en route to wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha, but the umpire did not hear the edge and remained unmoved.
Reacting to Kohli’s opinion on DRS, New Zealand batsman Tom Latham said: "I suppose we've had it in the past back home and it is a good system that tends to work. It gets rid of that decision that probably is not out or is out, that major decision that is called incorrectly. We enjoy it back home if [India started using it] that'd be great."