Despite Bailey’s Bashing in First ODI, Dhoni Still Anti-DRS

India’s limited-overs captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni maintained his stoic stance regarding India’s aversion for DRS.

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MS Dhoni. (Photo: AP)
Snapshot
  • MS Dhoni maintained his stoic stance regarding India’s aversion for contentious Decision Review System (DRS) even after George Bailey was wrongly given not out.
  • Australia were 21 for two when George Bailey was caught down the leg side by Dhoni off the very first ball he faced from debutant Barinder Sran.

India’s limited-overs captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni maintained his stoic stance regarding India’s aversion for contentious Decision Review System (DRS) but said that he may agree to the notion that his team is suffering for non-usage of technology.

Australia were 21 for two when George Bailey was caught down the leg side by Dhoni off the very first ball he faced from debutant Barinder Sran. The snickometer showed that ball brushed Bailey’s gloves before the Indian captain caught it.

While Dhoni went up in appeal, the bowler was not fully convinced and umpire Richard Kettleborough ruled it in favour of the batsmen. Bailey went on to get a hundred and added 242 runs with skipper Steve Smith as Australia thumped India by five wickets in the first ODI at Perth.

George Bailey went on to score 112 after he was wrongly given not out by the umpire on his first ball of the innings. (Photo: AP)
George Bailey went on to score 112 after he was wrongly given not out by the umpire on his first ball of the innings. (Photo: AP)

When an Aussie scribe asked if the umpires are punishing India regarding 50-50 decisions, Dhoni in a playful tone said I may agree with you.

Dhoni was in agreement that a third wicket then could have changed the course of the match but also made it clear that he wants to see the umpires take more correct decisions.

It could have (changed the result of the game) but at the same time, we need to push the umpires to take the right decision. You have to see how many 50-50 decisions don’t go in our favour. And it always happens that you have to take it but I am still not convinced about DRS.

Mahendra Singh Dhoni

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