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Is India a victim of DRS? Dhoni reopens debate

Last updated on: August 01, 2014 13:07 IST

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India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has again pointed to the flaws that exist in the Decision Review System, saying his team continues to be a victim of it and therefore is reluctant to accept it.

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Asked at the end of the third Test, which India lost to England by 266 runs, whether he might finally have changed his skeptical view of the Decision Review System after a number of close calls went against India, Dhoni was quoted by The Guardian, as saying no quietly, but emphatically.

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To emphasize why he remains skeptical about the DRS, Dhoni pointed to Chesteshwar Pujara's dismissal in the match.

He said the ball clipped Pujara's inner thigh, but it showed that it hit the stumps. The ball went to the wicketkeeper and it didn't touch the bails at all.

That, he said, showed how accurate the DRS is.

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