AUS vs IND, 2nd test: Sachin Tendulkar wants ‘Umpire’s Call’ in DRS “thoroughly investigated” by ICC


Australia vs India: Sachin Tendulkar asked the ICC to investigate DRS regarding the Umpire’s Call.© Sachin Tendulkar / Instagram

Sachin Tendulkar expressed his displeasure with ‘Umpire’s Call’ in the Decision Review System (DRS) after Australian batsmen Joe Burns and Marnus Labuschagne were declared ‘not out’ in the assessment after the follow-up ball returned ‘Umpire’s Call’ on Day 3 of the second test between India and Australia in Melbourne. Jasprit Bumrah hit Burns on the pads and India appealed. The umpire on the field decided it was not out and after some deliberation, India captain Ajinkya Rahane went for a review. However, the return of DRS’s “Umpire’s Call” meant that the on-field not out decision remained. If the umpire on the field had handed it out and Australia had revised it, the decision would have been upheld.


Tendulkar wrote on Twitter: “The reason players choose to review is because they are not satisfied with the referee’s decision on the field. The DRS system needs to be thoroughly investigated by the @ICC, especially before the ‘Umpires Call’. ‘.’. ”

Burns, who was hitting on one run, survived on that occasion, but was unable to take the opportunity when he left an Umesh Yadav throw to wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant to be rejected for four runs.

Labuschagne was also a beneficiary of the ‘Umpire’s Call’ when he hit on 24 when a pitch by Mohammed Siraj hit the batsman on the pads, but the decision on the field was not delayed in judgment.

The Australian No. 3 could not take advantage of the delay either, as R Ashwin hit him with a straight ball that took Labuschagne’s outer edge and ended up in Rahane’s hands on slipping.

Labuschagne made 28.


In the test at the MCG, Australia was eliminated for 195 in the first innings and India responded with 326 in their first essay, aided by Ajinkya Rahane’s 112 and Ravindra Jadeja’s 57.

India trail Australia 1-0 in the series of four matches after having lost the first Test in Adelaide by eight wickets.

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