The introduction of Decision Review System (DRS) was a historic moment in the cricket. With increasing use of technology, the International Cricket Council, after several changes and meetings, introduced the DRS in order to give playing teams a fair chance of reviewing the on-field umpire’s decision. Like many teams, team India was also reluctant to the DRS until the ultra-edge and hotspot technologies added to make DRS more accurate.
But so far, this DRS has proved to be Achilles’ heel for most of the international teams. Reviewing a decision is not everyone’s cup of tea, even the greatest of cricket captains and sharpest cricket brains like Steve Smith, Kane Williamson have poor DRS record. For all the cricket experience the players have, the DRS system has always sprung surprises time and again.
However, comparatively India has fared well in this department, courtesy the Keeper and Captain MS Dhoni. Dhoni, for being in line of ball while wicket-keeping, has a good record using DRS. However, after Dhoni’s absence from the national team, the current captain Virat has not been that successful.
India’s superb bowling attack, in last 4-5 years, is also the reason that forces or allures Kohli to take DRS. Recently, Spin all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja recalled a DRS moment from India’s series against New Zealand as the left-handed all-rounder posted on Instagram with a caption, “I didn’t tell you to take the review.”
However, Virat Kohli heavily trolled the all-rounder Jadeja in his reply- “You always feels it’s out, but after taking the review, all doubts come to you,” replied Kohli.
Jadeja, with nowhere to hide, meekly surrendered to his captain by stating that from now on he will only tell the skipper his though on DRS call only after 15-seconds time. “Ab 15 seconds k baad btaunga” read Jadeja’ reply.