Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar has revealed his disagreement with current the Decision Review System which has been regular in matches over the last few years. Tendulkar was speaking at the India Today Conclave, where he discussed various issues around the game of cricket in recent times.
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The Decision Review System was introduced in Test cricket in 2008 and was later brought in ODI and T20I cricket in 2011 and 2017, respectively. Speaking about DRS, Tendulkar expressed that he doesn’t understand the use of on-field umpires if players regularly opt for the review whenever they are unhappy.
Sachin Tendulkar said, "I completely disagree with the current format, if the ball is hitting the stumps, it's out and if not, the batter continues to bat. When someone, either the batter or bowler, is unhappy with the on-field umpire's call and that's why they go to the third umpire. Then why are they going back to the decision of the on-field umpire?
The stalwart Indian batter further stated that cricketing bodies shouldn’t try to mix on-field umpires and technology. “If you've decided to go that route (with technology), then go that route. But what we're trying to do is mixing both things and I disagree," added Tendulkar.
But when asked about whether he would use DRS if he was playing today, Tendulkar further stated that he would've loved to opt for the review. He said, "Quite a few, I couldn't count them on my fingers for sure (when asked how many times he would've referred to DRS if it existed during his playing days). I would have loved it, without any doubt. Some decisions go in your favour, some go against you as well."
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