SA v IND 2021-22: Ajmal reacts to DRS controversy, recalls Tendulkar's DRS in 2011 World Cup semi-final

Sachin Tendulkar was saved by the DRS in 2011 World Cup semi-final against Pakistan.

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Former Pakistan spinner Saeed Ajmal commented on the controversial DRS outcome on Day 3 of the third Test match between India and South Africa. He recalled India's great Sachin Tendulkar's DRS decision in the 2011 World Cup semifinal while speaking on the technology.

Tendulkar had scored 85 runs in the semi-final at Mohali that India went on to win. During his innings, the ex-India batter was given out LBW by Ian Gould off Ajmal's delivery but DRS had saved him.

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The hawk-eye was questioned back then and the Pakistan cricketers were in disbelief after seeing the decision. “When the Sachin Tendulkar decision from the 2011 World Cup was overturned on review, I was told that the technology should be trusted & is accurate. 

"Today those same people are saying the technology should not be trusted & is not accurate," Ajmal commented on the DRS.

On Thursday (January 13), India captain Virat Kohli was upset over the DRS decision which gave Proteas skipper Dean Elgar a lifeline after being given LBW out.

Kohli went close to the stump mic and said, “Focus on your team as well and not just the opposition. Trying to catch people all the time."

"I don't think it was going above the stumps. When I looked at the replay, it hit the middle of his pad and probably hit the middle stump. I don't believe it would have missed but the hawk-eye declared it not out. Virat Kohli gave a strong reaction to it. Virat’s face said that he felt cheated and I too felt it was out. Things like these have happened earlier with DRS too," Ajmal further said on his YouTube channel.


By Sihyeu Singh - 14 Jan, 2022

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