IND vs ENG: After India’s poor review decisions, Sunil Gavaskar names Indian player who should take DRS calls; Check out: While India have emerged pretty strong on many of their loopholes in the ongoing Test series against England, DRS calls still continue to stigmatize Virat Kohli and co. After India lost two crucial DRS reviews on Day 2 of the ongoing Lord’s Test, former Indian cricketer Sunil Gavaskar named the Indian player who should be referred to in such a situation. Gavaskar opined that only the wicketkeeper- Rishabh Pant should have the final call in such dubious situations.
“I believe only the wicketkeeper should decide whether it’s worth going for a DRS, because every bowler thinks the batsman is out. Similarly, a batsman when given out LBW thinks he might be not out. The first one was a bit close, but on the second appeal, Rishabh Pant was constantly saying ‘don’t take it, don’t take it,’ but at the last second, Kohli reviewed,” Gavaskar said on the Sony Sports Network.
After the visitors mustered 364 runs in their first innings and were in a commanding position as England were 23-2, Virat Kohli and co. burnt two important review calls.
India’s key pace Mohammed Siraj convinced Kohli to go for a review twice against Joe Root. Even Kohli couldn’t deny Siraj’s wheedles despite Rishabh Pant’s resistance. The two waste calls left India with just 1 review left during the England innings.
Gavaskar also deliberated on Kohli’s mindset- “Virat Kohli probably thought that if India can get Joe Root early, we can get the rest of the batsmen out quickly” that would have enabled him to take quick review calls.
IND vs ENG: India’s poor success rate with DRS
The visitors seem to have a rustling way especially when it comes to their stint with DRS. In the last 24 DRS calls, India have emerged successful on just 3 occasions.
India’s success percentage with DRS: 12.5%
India’s fail percentage with DRS: 87.5%
IND vs ENG: After India’s poor review decisions, Sunil Gavaskar names Indian player who should take DRS calls; Check out
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