Former India cricketer Sachin Tendulkar doesn’t seem to be happy with the ‘umpire’s call’ in the Decision Review System (DRS). He has urged the International Cricket Council (ICC) to thoroughly look into the entire DRS system after India was denied a couple of wickets for the same reason on the third day of the ongoing MCG Test against Australia.
The visitors are dominating the Boxing Day Test at the moment and the Indian bowlers created a couple of lbw chances with the new ball. Joe Burns and Marnus Labuschagne were the batsmen in question on those occasions and both the times, the hawk-eye showed umpire’s call.
Both the decisions seemed to have irked Sachin Tendulkar as he soon took to his official Twitter to express his views on the same. He cited that the players opt for review as they aren’t happy with the umpire’s decision and the ‘umpire’s call’ can’t decide their fate on DRS as well. He suggested the ICC to look into it in detail.
“The reason players opt for a review is because they’re unhappy with the decision taken by the on-field umpire. The DRS system needs to be thoroughly looked into by the @ICC, especially for the ‘Umpires Call’. #AUSvIND,” his tweet read.
It’s usual for cricketers now to expect less from DRS system. Every time DRS system has created confusion and little controversy in the cricket circles. With the changing ruled it’s getting tougher now to understand and simplify the pattern of DRS method.