MS Dhoni's recent comments about the Umpiring Decision Review System caught the eye. In Ahmedabad, two decisions from Steve Davis involving VVS Laxman and Zaheer Khan gave India heart-burn. Also, we'll discuss Kumar Dharmasena's decision today to bring back Martin Guptill with the third umpire's help. I'll come back to that in a bit.
First, when pressed about using UDRS to avoid Ahmedabad-like situations, the India captain said:
"You have two umpires who are supposed to take good decisions on the field. If you see Laxman's decision, I don't know what to say exactly about it."
And continuing about the reliability of UDRS, he says:
"I am not going to buy a life jacket that doesn't come with a warranty."
Now, here's the problem with Dhoni's stance. When you say "if you see Laxman's decision", you're going to use TV replays to prove your point — the same TV replays which you say are unreliable for UDRS.
So, sorry Mahi, you can't have it both ways.
Then, the bit about warranty andRead More »from Why BCCI, Tendulkar are wrong about UDRS