Captain Kohli criticizes DRS technology
Indian skipper Virat Kohli is not really pleased with Decision Review System which created a heated debate in almost every match for all the infamous dismissals. “It is just not consistent at all,” echoes Kohli as he criticises the technology for not being up to its standards.
During the 4th ODI of the match between India and Australia, a major controversy happened which took all by a shock. In the fourth delivery of 44th over, wicket-keeper Rishabh Pant appealed for a “caught behind” on Turner. Pant was so confident that he wanted to go for a review.
When India went for a DRS, the replays clearly showed some spike on the Ultra Edge meter. But the review showed when the spike marks were far away from the bat. So Turner was given not out by the third umpire.
Kohli not happy with DRS
“The DRS call (in the 44th over against Ashton Turner) was a bit of surprise for all of us and it’s becoming more of a talking point every game. It’s just not consistent at all, that was a game-changing moment,” Kohli said at the post-match presentation.
The skipper also went on to comment on the “missed opportunities” that the team had in the match. Pant, Kedar and Dhawan had the chances but they, unfortunately, missed it. “It became too wet to bowl, it was very difficult to bowl in the right areas.
We were sloppy in the field and should’ve grabbed our chances,” said Kohli. However, the equation is same now as it stands 2-2 and the decider will be played at the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium in Delhi on March 13.