With the advent of technology, a team’s success regarding DRS decisions plays a huge role in the result of the game. The fact became evident on Wednesday when the Indian skipper, Rohit Sharma wasted a couple of reviews but decided not to opt for it when the batter was actually out, which left the Indian fans frustrated.
After dominating the first two Tests of the 4-match series against Australia, India is reeling in the ongoing Test in Indore. The visitors were wrapped up for a low total but then missed several opportunities to push the visitors into deep waters owing to bizarre DRS calls. Australia lost Travis Head for a cheap score but Marnus Labuschagne and Usman Khawaja steadied the ship, taking the visitors to 71/1 at Tea on Day 1.
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The Aussies recovered well as the Indian skipper, Rohit Sharma burnt two reviews early in the innings after being convinced to opt for them by the enthusiastic Ravindra Jadeja when the batter was not out. However, it was the moment in the 11th over that would prick the hosts the most as they missed a golden chance to dismiss Marnus Labuschagne.
R Ashwin, bowling the penultimate ball of the over, pitched a delivery outside off which turned into the batter. Labuschange was beaten on the inside edge and the red SG struck the pad. There was a discussion amongst the team but Rohit Sharma showed apparent disinterest in taking the DRS.
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However, the replays showed that the ball tracker was fulfilling all three criteria for a dismissal and the batter should have been declared out. The Indian captain watched the replay unfolding on the big screen and simply projected a wry smile on his face. The absurd decision-making by Rohit reminded fans of the intelligence shown by MS Dhoni in the field and his brilliant success rate in reviews.
Here is the video of Rohit Sharma wasting the DRS:
— MAHARAJ JI (@MAHARAJ96620593) March 1, 2023
Here is the video of the missed DR’s chance:
rohit ne review ni liya batsman out tha yr 🤦♂️🤦♂️#INDvsAUSTest pic.twitter.com/g0LrSvm4zr
— Nitin Kumar (@NitinKu29561598) March 1, 2023
India loosing 2 quick reviews in over of R Jadeja !#INDvAUS pic.twitter.com/VnihEa1cmZ
— Dr Swapnil Thorat (@swapnil_rt8) March 1, 2023
*DRS when ball missing the stumps clearly*
Jadeja to Rohit Sharma – #INDvAUS pic.twitter.com/DeLPtgZfjn
— Sand-d Singh (@Sand_In_Deed) March 1, 2023
Jadeja to Rohit sharma for drs everytime when umpire give not out#BGT2023 #INDvsAUSTest pic.twitter.com/XFl0ePHlSy
— Chìggï🕶️ (@stuff_u_wantt) March 1, 2023
Dhoni watching Rohit Sharma taking the wrong DRS calls #INDvsAUSTest pic.twitter.com/RMOz0vBPuZ
— Darshannn (@D4Dramatic) March 1, 2023
DRS Success rate as captain
Virat Kohli – 53%
Ms Dhoni – 35%
*Rohit Sharma – 20%
Rohit kabi Virat se be poch liya kro ke DRS kasy use karna hai 😂🤣
— ÇhÎKÜ ⚡♥ (@MYasir39945783) March 1, 2023
Rohit Sharma during drs #IndiavsAus #RohitSharma𓃵 pic.twitter.com/qrd0bEUcWT
— Mohit Panchal (@mohitpanchal___) March 1, 2023