Indian Test captain today made it clear that the issue regarding the use of the controversial Decision Review System (DRS) will be discussed after the end of the ongoing three-Test series against Sri Lanka.
Kohli was honest enough to admit that there is no point debating on DRS when they have not batted well. We are not using it in this series. It is not an issue that I would want to debate on at the moment. Once the series is over, we will sit down and think how important is it and how much do we want to use it. We only have ourselves to blame for the way we played at the moment. Don’t want get into the debate of DRS or some other issues in this particular game. I think we should stick to how badly we played today, Kohli made his point clear at the post-match presentation ceremony.
Interestingly, Kohli had said after the one-off Test against Bangladesh in Fatullah that he was “open to discussions on DRS with the team”. His stance was then seen as a marked departure from ODI skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s stance of not having DRS unless the technology is “100 percent foolproof”.
In fact after Kohli’s comment in Fatullah, BCCI president Jagmohan Dalmiya issued a statement making it clear that the status quo persisted as far as DRS was concerned. It is clarified that the stand taken on the Decision Review System (DRS) by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) remains the same as on date, Dalmiya was quoted as saying in a release.
But Dalmiya’s statement also indicated that they are open to discussions. But that does not mean we would not be open to discussions internally on whether the DRS could be used partially or in its modified version during bilateral series, Dalmiya had said.