George Bailey appeal reopens DRS debate

The DRS debate once again opened up after umpire Richard Kettleborough disproved India's appeal against George Bailey.

Written by Express News Service | Published: January 14, 2016 3:50:12 pm
India vs Australia, Ind vs Aus, Aus vs Ind, Australia vs India, India in Australia, india cricket, cricket india, drs, decision review system, drs umpire, cricket news, cricket On the matter of DRS, Dhoni has had staunch aspersions. However, his Test counterpart Virat Kohli is less apprehensive. (Source: AP)

It’s no longer a splitting debate. Rather it has become a passe that MS Dhoni has to fend off DRS questions, more so at the start of a tour. The latest instance featured Perth centurion George Bailey gloving (as was later confirmed by Snicko) a leg-sidish delivery off Barinder Sran when on blob, only for umpire Richard Kettleborough to disapprove of India’s rather sedate appeal. It was a significant juncture of the contest, as Australia were then tenuously placed at 21 for 2 before Bailey and Steven Smith turned the tide around with a 242-run stand. Promptly resurfaced the DRS debate, and Dhoni’s staunch aspersions. However, his Test counterpart Virat Kohli, it seems, is less apprehensive of DRS matters.


“It would have been interesting on DRS to have a look at that, wouldn’t it? But we are not the team that doesn’t want it.”
— George Bailey,
(When asked after the Perth match whether he had edged the ball)


“It could have (changed the outcome of game), but at the same time, we need to push the umpires to make the right decision and you have to see how many 50:50 decisions don’t go in our favour, and it always happens. But I’m still not convinced about DRS…If you see the deviations in DRS, there are quite a few deviations.”
— MS Dhoni,
(Reasoning that DRS couldn’t have made a difference to the Result)


“India are the ones that don’t want it, so they’ve got to live with these decisions. They can scream as much as they want about whether it’s a conspiracy or that world cricket is against them, but they don’t want DRS so they are going to have to cop those sort of decisions on the chin.”
— Brad Haddin,
(Reacting to Dhoni’s comment that 50:50 decisions go against India)


“You have to sit and analyse and ask the bowlers and batsmen what they feel about it.”
— Virat Kohli,
(Was non-committal on DRS during the Bangladesh tour)

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