Harbhajan Singh Agrees With Sachin Tendulkar's Suggestion To Scrap Umpire's Call
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It’s Betterment Of The Game: Harbhajan Singh Agrees With Sachin Tendulkar’s Suggestion To Scrap Umpire’s Call

Harbhajan Singh, sachin Tendulkar, umpire call
Harbhajan Singh. Image Credit: BCCI.

Harbhajan Singh has agreed with Sachin Tendulkar’s recommendation to do away with the umpire’s call. He said that scrapping the on-field decision in LBW will be a step towards the betterment of the game. 

Sachin Tendulkar has recommended the International Cricket Council (ICC) to put an end to umpire’s call whenever the team calls Decision Review System (DRS) for Leg before Wicket (LBW). He said that the batsman should be given out regardless of what per cent of the ball is hitting the stumps.

“What % of the ball hits the stumps doesn’t matter, if DRS shows us that the ball is hitting the stumps, it should be given out, regardless of the on-field call. That’s the motive of using technology in Cricket. As we know technology isn’t 100% right but neither are humans, Sachin Tendullkar wrote on his official Twitter handle.

Harbhajan Singh’s Tweet in support with Sachin

It's Betterment Of The Game: Harbhajan Singh Agrees With Sachin Tendulkar's Suggestion To Scrap Umpire's Call 1

The veteran spinner Harbhajan Singh supported Sachin’s suggestion, saying that this rule should be certainly changed.

“Agree with you Paji 1000 percent correct. If the ball is touching the stump or kissing the Stumps it should be given out. It does not matter how much part of the ball hit the wicket..few rules should b changed in the game for the betterment of the game..this is certainly 1 of those,” Harbhajan tweeted

DRS was officially introduced in Tests in 2009 and gradually, it was instigated across all the formats. In 2016, the ICC introduced umpire’s call, which means on-field decision, as part of the DRS. On an LBW decision, umpire’s call can be overturned only if the ball-tracking software shows that more than half of the ball hit a zone that was between the middle of the off and leg stumps and below the bottom of the bails.

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