It’s too early to say so, but here’s hoping that Sachin Tendulkar’s LBW by Shane Shillingford today ends the chain of events that began five years ago.
On the 2008 tour of Sri Lanka, India’s introduction to the Decision Review System went horribly wrong. Anil Kumble’s side felt they had been robbed of a few wickets. Statistics tell their own story. Sri Lanka, smart and calculative with their reviews, got it right 11 times out of 27. India, bordering on the impulsive, got 20 wrong out of 21. And thus were sown the seeds of their discontent towards the system. (See the review—and Tendulkar's stern reaction to it—in the video above.)
In a way, India’s opposition to DRS stems from Tendulkar and Kumble. He has held strong views about unreliable ball-tracking technologies and has favoured HotSpot. But later, even HotSpot was proven faulty.
“I am not against DRS, but I feel it will be more effective with the support of the Snickometer and Hot Spot technology,” Tendulkar had said in 2011. Read More »from Tendulkar, Llong and Revisiting DRS