AUS v IND 2018-19: Virat Kohli backs DRS despite "inconclusive" evidence behind decisions in the Adelaide Test

There were some genuinely indecisive results through technology in the last game.

India are satisfied with the technology available at the moment | Getty

Having wisely assessed the pros and cons of the technology available, Indian skipper Virat Kohli has backed the Decision Review System (DRS) in its current form to be accepted and persisted with, despite "inconclusive" evidence behind certain decisions during the Adelaide Test.

Stating that DRS is "something all cricketers" should be happy with, Virat ahead of the second Test at Perth starting Friday, December 14, told everyone present at the press conference that, "We had a word with the umpires and you have to take all the pros and cons with it. Sometimes the inconclusive decisions go your way and sometimes they don’t."

"It all depends on those little things when a spike comes up on Snicko or if there’s a Hot-Spot or no Snicko – so there are variables in the technology."

"I think if it wasn’t for DRS then you would probably be in a different position in the game, as a fielding side you don’t have any second chance of checking a decision that could be game changing to be honest – so I’m okay with it," the 30-year-old further said over the matter.

Virat, in fact, gave an insight into how DRS has taken away the human element - vulnerability to mistakes - from the decision making employed in our sport and gave credit to it for elevating the game to a different "dimension".

He said, "Nothing is going to be perfect, you know even taking human errors into consideration, I don’t see how everything or anything can be totally error-free. So, I guess until things are rectified totally we’ll just have to take all these things in our stride."

"But to understand that there are significant decisions that the DRS has been able to overrule and the game has gone to a different dimension altogether, which is something I think all the cricketers should be happy with and I’m sure they’ll look at all the technological blips that are happening right now and try to correct them," he concluded.

(With inputs from Channel 9 Wide World of Sports)


By Kashish Chadha - 13 Dec, 2018

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