VIDEO: MS Dhoni signals absence of DRS to Yuzvendra Chahal after umpire’s blunder

by Ajit Singh Khanna | Posted on Thursday, June 28th, 2018 | 0

If there were a list of cricketers known for overturning decisions through Decision Review System (DRS), India’s MS Dhoni would perhaps sit atop.

After all, the acronym is widely known as ‘Dhoni Review System’, in jest of course.

So, when India took on Ireland in the first of the two-match Twenty20 International series on Wednesday, the veteran wicketkeeper would surely have missed not having the reassessing system.

During the final ball of the seventh over of Ireland’s innings, opening batsman James Shannon went for a slog sweep off Yuzevndra Chahal. He, however, failed to read the googly from the leg-spinner as he was hit on the pads. A huge appeal from India ensued, but the umpire was not convinced to raise his finger.

So, when Chahal looked at Dhoni and probably gestured if they should go upstairs, the latter responded by shaking his hand, signalling the absence of DRS from the series.

The blunder turned out to be costly for India as Shannon went on to smash 60 runs off just 35 balls even as the hosts fell 76 runs short of India’s 209-run target.

The two teams will now meet at the same venue, The Village in Dublin, on Friday. India will later fly to England for a long series.





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