Former legendary Indian batsman Sachin Tendulkar has expressed his dissatisfaction with the Decision Review System (DRS) after a few “Umpire’s Call” put team India’s bowlers in quite a disadvantage.
Master Blaster called for a rechecking of the DRS system, especially “Umpires Call”, in light of the umpire’s decisions which, according to Tendulkar, wrongly went in Australia’s favour during the third day of the second Test between India and Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), particularly during the second session of the match.
One of the decisions that did injustice to the Indian team was that of the not-out decision by the umpire for Australian opener Joe Burns’ wicket. Even though Jasprit Bumrah hit the stumps with his yorker, the on-field umpire refused to declare it out. The umpire stuck with his call even after India took a review.
Expressing his unhappiness over the on-field umpire’s decision, Master Blaster took to Twitter and urged the International Cricket Council (ICC) to ‘thoroughly look’ into the DRS system.
Tendulkar Tweeted, “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.”
Former Australian great Shane Warne also expressed his disapproval of the umpire’s decision and pointed out that if the ball clips the stumps, the umpire is bound to give out at the LBW appeal.