Reviewing the Decision Review System

BCCI has opposed the DRS since its inception, Virat Kohli, unlike MS Dhoni, is seemingly receptive, more so after recent flurry of decisions.

Updated: October 4, 2016 9:51:55 am
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Traditional conservatism:

MS Dhoni has always been critical of the system, and hasn’t budged from the stance.

We need to push the umpires to make the right decisions. You have to see how many 50-50 decisions don’t go in our favor. It always happens, and you have to take it. But I’m still not convinced about the DRS.” MS Dhoni, during the bilateral limited-overs series in Australia.

New-age moderatism: Virat Kohli has, on many instances since becoming the skipper, stated his openness to adopt DRS.

We definitely need to think about it. But I can’t make a decision sitting here right now. It’s a good point. We have had discussions on this. Certainly we will look to introduce it in the future. We won’t take (those) decisions too hard because we in the first place decided that we will not use the DRS. For us to say that umpires made an error and it’s going against us is not logical. There’s no room for excuses.” said Virat Kohli, during the Kolkata Test.

Foolproof: The board is open to DRS, provided technology is fool-proof.

In the digital age of the 21st century, there’s nothing which is stopping us to use technology. We believe in that. We want to be close to perfection if the not perfect. We want to make it foolproof, that’s the idea. There were shortcomings. We have told the ICC cricket committee to look into the DRS and the MIT was supposed to give a report.We have Kumble who represents in the ICC cricket committee. And he can discuss with Kohli and put the suggestions forward.” Anurag Thakur said during the Kolkata Test.

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