The functioning of the much debated Decision Review System (DRS) has been under the scanner right from the beginning. Recently, in an interview with ESPN Cricinfo, India’s ace off spinner R. Ashwin felt that the DRS was a mere tool for the umpires to escape from poor decisions. Ashwin added that the “umpires call” aspect in LBW decisions was making life just difficult for the bowlers.

“Personally speaking, I don’t agree with the concept of umpire’s call,” Ashwin said. “If I have two reviews, and I take one of them, and you have already judged it not out, the odds of it being not out are 99%. Is DRS umpire protective or player protective?”

The lanky off spinner also added that in order to review decisions, no captain would be aware if the ball was within the “Umpire’s Call” limit. “Cricketers are not rocket scientists,” he said.


“Let’s keep it that simple. Do you think in 15 seconds the captain standing at mid-off will be able to say it is not umpire’s call? If you want to make the game a better place, either trust the technology completely or don’t,” Ashwin questioned.

Ashwin was also quizzed about India’s take on the DRS and would the side use it in the near future, if need? “Not been too many discussions on those lines. Maybe these Test matches could trigger the fact that we might look at DRS. You never know,” said Ashwin.



    A cricket enthusiast who has the passion to write for the sport. An ardent fan of the Indian Cricket Team. Strongly believe in following your passion and living in the present.

    Related Posts

    Here’s The Daily Sports Round Up From Around The Globe On 19th October, 2017

    Here is Sportzwiki’s daily news round-up, featuring top sports news from around the world, on 19th October 2017. Here’s all the news from sporting...

    David Warner Reveals Why He Asked Rohit Sharma To Talk English

    Three years after being involved in a heated exchange with Rohit Sharma, Australia's star David Warner has revealed why he told the India opener to...

    SA vs BAN 2nd ODI: Every Team Lacks An AB de Villiers: Mashrafe Mortaza

    If Bangladesh were hoping for a respite in the third One-Day International against South Africa on Wednesday (October 18) after being thoroughly outplayed in the...

    South Africa Vs Bangladesh 2017: AB De Villiers Is A Destroyer – Mashrafe Mortaza

    Doubting champions is never the sensible thing to do especially in a sport like cricket, which thrives on the brilliance of champions. One such...
    Smith Earns more than Kohli

    Revealed: Steve Smith Highest Earning Captain In International Cricket, Pips Virat Kohli

    Not only in the standard but there is also a huge pay disparity in the game as a detailed study by ESPNcricinfo has revealed Australia skipper...