IBA is an angry man. And we love it when he goes on the rampage.
India’s ‘No DRS’ mockery is still on the run even after 3 years. DRS was first introduced for the Sri Lanka v India Test series in 2008. Sri Lanka got the better of it as their captain Mahela Jayawardene used the system wisely unlike the Indian captain Anil Kumble. Indians weren’t happy about the use of DRS at the end of the series. They looked at DRS the same way one looks at a profit & loss account. 4 decisions might go against you while you get one in your favour thanks to DRS, but the important thing is to make sure that all 5 decisions are correct. “DRS is bad because more decisions go against us” was what Kumble really wanted to say at the post-match presentation of the 3rd Test. There wasn’t a single valid reason for them to reject the use of DRS.
India’s great batsman Sachin Tendulkar was a force behind their decision. At times you wonder whether he runs the BCCI. Was there a fair reason for him to oppose DRS at the time? If you look at 2008 Test series, DRS worked against him 2 or 3 times. His top edge was caught at leg slip by Dilshan off the bowling of Muralidaran. Sri Lankans had to go for a review as the umpire failed to pick up the top edge. He was rightfully given out, and why he acted unhappy like a little girl was/is totally beyond me. Same happened when Ajantha Mendis trapped him LBW. This time Sachin called for a review, and didn’t get the decision in his favour since it was a very good shout. He looked disappointed again. Why would you go against the system if it is helping umpires to make more correct decisions? Maybe the little master thought that DRS was designed to help him stay in the middle forever.
Yes yes, I know that the Indians agreed to use DRS for the Test series against England, but what’s the f*cking point of using BCCI’s handicapped version of DRS which can’t get rid of obvious blunders? We saw how unlucky Broad was, and it was hilarious to see how badly Raina wanted to review a LBW decision. Brownie points to England who defeated team India & BCCI both.
Technology will never be perfect. How do we know it’s ‘perfect’ even if it is? Just use it while it can help umpires increase the percentage of correct decisions. What’s left to see is whether Indians will agree to use DRS at least after Tendulkar’s retirement……
shoaib akthar has started a revolution i see..:-)..
@ Thimal – Nah, I’ve been saying this for a while. Guy never had a real reason.
Anyway, Akhtar is awesome. Nice answer to BCCI morons.
Perhaps you have not been watching any series after that India Vs SL one back in 2008. DRS fails miserably in many aspects, including the use of hawk eye. In your own home series against Aus, there was a decision that Taufel and co referred to the ICC for investigation. And dont even get me started on snickometer. DRS aims to eliminate wrong decisions, but has its share of weaknesses and it must be either rectified fully before use or not used at all.
And did it ever occur to you that tendulkar might have just been upset with himself for getting out against Murali?
Agreed that Kumble didnt use DRS wisely that series. But that was not the sole reason for their reluctance to use DRS in future games.
and finally, tendulkar is not my favourite cricket in the world. but to call him a cheat is something that makes sanga look like the pope.
The DRS has made umpire decisions better. Plain and simple. Without it their would be more wrong decisions than prior to the the introduction of it. That is just fact and for that reason should be implemented. Mistakes will arise and those mistakes must be reported to the ICC and HAWKEYE to fix.
And the writer is not labelling Tendulkar a cheat, he is merely asking whether we think he is….hence the question mark. You are not a writer so you don’t understand that in order to gain attention for your piece of writing, it needs to revolve around a title that causes attention. The writer did this well.
He raises better points than you do to counteract so i would shut it if i were you bud.
And tendulkar is a MUCH better cricketer than sanga, but as a person Sanga is better IMO. The difference is we sri lankans keep our calm and dont consider a simple human being as a freakin God, we just appreciate what he does for our lovely country. I just wish indians wouldnt consider a sportsman a GOD! pretty disrespectful and senseless.
You hit the nail ont he head mate. IIRC india never got one review in their favour that whole test series. Didnt help their batsman never thought they were LBW so usually they had used up their reviews pretty early on while SL was using wisely and got many decisions that went Indias way overturned.
However I still have my doubts about ball tracking AFTER it has hit something.
@ iccb – If you read if carefully, my point is India never had a valid reason disagree to DRS after that 2008 series. I didn’t talk about the greatness of DRS, did I? There are issues. For example, hot spot not picking up faintest of edges. Still the DRS has helped to increase the percentage of correct decisions.
On Tendulkar’s dismissal – He stayed there even after top edging that. SL went for the review, and he showed disappointment after he was ruled out. Just because Murali got him out? That is a lame excuse.
Then what about his LBW off Mendis’ bowling. Maybe he showed disappointment just because Mendis got him out eh?
Mate, where did I call Tendulkar a cheat? You are entitled to have your opinion about Sangakkara. Thanks.
Ha, Ha…..No matter how much you scream and shout, we won’t agree to DRS until we learn how to use it properly!
IBA…….So u are saying Simon taufel is also on the wrong side when he raised faults with the DRS……y this rant against the Indians mate??…where is this coming from???. 2nd April 2011???
@ V – I never went as far as Simon Taufel, did I? My point was that Indians didn’t have any valid reason to reject DRS after that 2008 series because that series never exposed a weakness of DRS.
Where this is coming from? Indians’ grievances after 2008 series just because they got it wrong. That’s where this is coming from. Thank you 🙂
Yea, so u should go there, shouldn’t you,……why don’t you put in all the facts as it is and then form a well rounded opinion rather then just twist it and suit it ur biased opinions.. you need to be more objective i.e if are aspiring to be a blogger of some repute and respected view point ….rather then just ranting off ………………….DAMITH has it…and by the looks of this article u don’t…. BTW…they did use it in 2011 against England and the the faults showed up, glaringly, buddy, ….so do some research before u go on another rant!!………..Thank you 🙂
@ V – Try to get it through you skull that this is not an overall review of DRS. In 2008, there was nothing wrong with DRS related to decisions that made Indians unhappy. Tendulkar was behaving like a cry baby for reasons only known to himself. Thank you for suggesting what I need to be. I will do it my way. Damith can get rid of me if I write BS. I’m not here to make people happy.
Yes they did use BCCI handicapped version of DRS where they couldn’t appeal against LBW decisions. Raina trying to appeal against one and getting frustrated when he couldn’t summed up everything LOL
Research has been done on 2008 series before writing this piece. If you can show me 2 dubious decision made thanks to DRS during that tour…….
It was clearly a case of Kumble making as ass out of himself rather than weaknesses of DRS.
Argument : Indians didn’t have a real reason to reject DRS after 2008 Test series.
Come up with wrong umpiring decisions caused by DRS during that series. Then we have a discussion. I’m not interested in other grievances. I never talked about the greatness of DRS as I said before.
Dude, why this hangover on the 2008 series and the DRS that was used then? Fine, there was no reason for the Indians batsmen to be unhappy over rthe decisions. Cant say the same for Indian bowlers though. but thats not my point. DRS has been shown in a very poor light in many recent series. i think the 2008 series was an aberration, if any. going by that, DRS has no reason to be viewed in a good light as u seem to do.
DRS managed to increase the percentage of correct decisions? really? for every 2 decisions it manages to get right, it messes up 1. now thats not a reliable stat, but u get my point. u call that great?
and if at all u wanted to make a case for the DRS, why bring tendulkar into it? just say indians are cheats. why take names? why point a finger at tendulkar? how do u know he is solely responsible for the bCCIs stand against DRS? if anything he has distanced himself from any opinions in his career. thats there for all to see. he was never a great captain, and by that logic never one who could understand strategy. so it seems unlikely that he would suddenly develop an insight regarding the DRS and direct the BCCI to adopt his views. u just wanted to portray him in bad light for whatever reason and u seem to have done just that. well it all evens out i guess. we think murali is the greatest chucker to have got 800 wickets or howmuch ever it is that he got.
Nothing happened in 2008 for Indians to reject DRS. That’s the point.
Where did I say DRS is ‘great’? It’s been used because it has helped to get more correct decisions not because it’s 100% accurate. It can get rid of obvious blunders.
I had to bring Tendulkar in because he was clearly upset even after he was rightfully given out thanks to DRS.
Dude, say whatever you want about Murali or any other cricketer. You are entitled to have your opinion.
And again, tendulkar’s reason for being upset could have been due to a myriad of reasons, including the fact that he might have had an unpleasantly stale lankan fish for lunch, which maybe contributed to his dismissal. how do you know that wasnt the case? conversely, how can you positively state/assume that it was because of DRS that he was upset? just because he looked upset after getting out doesnt mean he disliked DRS for having given him out. and by extension it doesnt mean he used this very reason to poison the bcci’s mind against DRS. him being against DRS could be due to many reasons that you or me might not be aware of, being mere watchers/followers of the game.
and as u seem to be fond of saying, you are entitled to have your opinion on DRS too. that doesnt make you right.
and i would think that kumble being the captain during that series had a bigger role to play in rejecting the use of DRS. so the next time u want to accuse somebody of something, just think and analyze if you really have a case against the person. and relying upon a batsman’s reaction after he got out does not constitute a strong case. and jumping to conclusions is the easiest thing to do. for example, i could infer that sangakkara has a wry smile everytime he cries like a baboon to appeal for something that was not even close to the bat and gets the decision in his favour (thanks to that unflappable umpire dharmasena). i feel that sanga knows he has cheated. does he deserve to be called a cheat, then? by your logic, he does. he looked so guilty on television, didnt he? he surely cheated on purpose.
It constitutes a strong case because Tendulkar acted like a cry baby when he was rightfully given out.
Where did I call Tendulkar a cheat? Can you see the question mark in “Little master or little cheat?” ?
Again, as I said before, you are entitled to have your opinion on Murali, S’kara or any other player. Doesn’t make a difference to me.
well, looks like your reasoning needs refinement. especially after i just pointed out that perception after watching on TV isnt the same as fact. ‘he acted like a crybaby..so he hates DRS’. wow, thats a far fetched assumption, dont you think, let alone one that warrants a blog entry, lol. err, why dont you exercise those grey cells a bit more. note that i am not calling you a retard by mentioning about your grey cells. because i dont have a question mark after the sentence. sound logic, eh?
From the beginning , it’s quite obvious that you are hurt because I have talked about Sachin on this matter. I think you are too much into this Sachin thing. Point is Indians rejected DRS without any valid reason, not just about Sachin.
I’d like to call you a ‘retard’ BTW 😉
ok finally. so the title of your post is ‘Little master or little cheat?’. but now u claim that it is not just about sachin! that really is a turnaround, wouldnt you say? clearly shows your lack of analysis in the blog post. looks as if you had a specific agenda in mind, and then used that to fit your story around it. get a load of this…u saw on TV and jumped to a conclusion! hehe, thats a hilarious argument man! i mean, a 5 year old would come up with a better logic!
sure man, go ahead and call me a retard. if that makes you happy, why not?
and fyi, i have never been a fan of sachin. i think he is overrated. i think he sucks playing the short ball, gets pinged on the helmet too often, cant hook, cant pull. and i think its a parody that his referred to as one of the greatest batsmen ever. i feel like tearing my hair in frustration every time the media hypes anything he does, including his early morning fart.
but this isnt about him. this isnt fully about the DRS as well. this is because you seem to be certain that India is opposing the DRs just because sachin hates it. that to me is a far fetched assumption out of nothing concrete. looks to me as if it is a hate rant, something like what ranatunga often indulges in whenever the IPL comes up. just criticize something/someone because it feels good doing it.
I wouldn’t waste time on grievances. Comment #12. That’s all
typical response of one who doesnt have a valid argument. why dont you answer my question of how you conviniently assumed sachin hates DRS after watching his reaction on TV? perhaps you saw a wicked gleam in his eyes that said ‘right, now i am going to get DRS for getting me out unfairly’? hope you do understand that this story of having seen sachin’s reaction on TV and concluding a fact sounds downright silly. i mean cmon, seriously.
It’s just that I don’t want to waste my time on you. Tendulkar repeatedly showed his disagreement those days. Even Sehwag showed his support for DRS. Tendulkar was against the implementation of DRS even in 2010 IIRC. I expect everyone to have some knowledge of such facts. You seem to be as blind as they come. Now ask me to find articles and stuff LOL
I see that the title of this piece has emotionally disturbed few sensitive souls 😀
Valid argument is on comment #12. Hope you are not suffering from dyslexia.
and u still havent answered my question on how you CONCLUDED that he hates DRS after seeing his reaction on TV. dont ask me to understand facts when you yourself dont have a rats ass idea of what you are writing about. your comment #12 is outdated. it relates only to 2008, and only to one series in that year. many things have happened after that regd DRS which you seem to ignore blatantly, cant understand why. memory loss, perhaps?? oh oh wait…you dont appear to have a brain, so it cant be memory loss. and if you own a public blog and write crap on it, be prepared to get some ’emotionally disturbed sensitive’ readers who have the right to question the crap you dish out.
My point is more like valid rather than outdated. Yet to see someone come up a howler from 2008 series. Again, get it through your skull that this wasn’t an overall review of DRS. What is there to conclude when he had clearly shown his disagreement on DRS few times?
You are suffering from dyslexia.
What do you expect me to say? That Tendulkar liked DRS after that series? LOL
This is time consuming. I want to finish this. Let’s cut the crap. Why don’t you come up with evidence to show that he liked DRS after what happened in 2008 series and wanted to support the implementation of the system right after 2008 series? That should be the way to prove my conclusion (Tendulkar didn’t like DRS because of what happened in 2008 series) wrong. I say, yes he was disappointed when he was given out thanks to DRS and he went on to show his disagreement few times. Simple point is he didn’t have a single valid reason to reject DRS after that 2008 tour. I don’t have a problem with him if there were blunders thanks to DRS in 2008 series.
On present situation of DRS – It may not be 100% accurate (can technology become ‘perfect’?), but it helps umpires to get rid of howlers in most cases. BCCI kept rejecting the system for Tests and got boomeranged in ENG when they used a handicapped version of it.
why should i come up with evidence for something i have not claimed? i neither said he liked DRS or disliked it after the 2008 series. my point is that DRS is not rejected by India just based on sachin’s standing on it. you are the one who are making hilarious claims after watching someone’s reaction on TV, for gods sake. that is half baked analysis dude. but then you can be forgiven, there are worse bloggers around.
You are going overboard with this “reaction on TV” BS. That showed Tendulkar’s disappointment not India’s rejection. His reactions during that series were signs of what’s to come LOL. I claimed that Tendulkar was a force behind their decision. Where did I say I concluded that “India rejected DRS just because of Sachin” just after watching his reaction on TV? It’s no secret that Tendukar’s stand played a big part in India’s decision. He’s shown his disagreement few times after 2008 series.
oh ok. is that so? i am convinced. tendulkar opposes DRS. it is there for all to see. you just need to switch on the TV for proof of that. and the BCCI decided that if sachin opposes DRS, then it will as well. just like that. now, if sachin suddenly dances after being given out on a DRS decision, the BCCI will know all is good with the DRS. and they will change their stand against it. yeah, makes sense.
I’m not here to convince you. You are going overboard with reactions on TV BS as usual. As if Sachin came out and said he loved DRS after that series, as if he didn’t show his disagreement to implement the system few times LOL
Again, where did I even say that I concluded “India rejected DRS just because of Sachin” just after watching his reaction on TV?”
i am going overboard with reactions on TV because that is precisely your premise on basing your argument that sachin opposes DRS, hence the BCCI does too.
‘This time Sachin called for a review, and didn’t get the decision in his favour since it was a very good shout. He looked disappointed again. Why would you go against the system if it is helping umpires to make more correct decisions? Maybe the little master thought that DRS was designed to help him stay in the middle forever’. that tells me that you jumped to conclusions after watching his reaction on TV. again repeating myself, looking disappointed does NOT denote that he was against the decision.
“Was there a fair reason for him to oppose DRS at the time? If you look at 2008 Test series, DRS worked against him 2 or 3 times. His top edge was caught at leg slip by Dilshan off the bowling of Muralidaran. Sri Lankans had to go for a review as the umpire failed to pick up the top edge. He was rightfully given out, and why he acted unhappy like a little girl was/is totally beyond me. Same happened when Ajantha Mendis trapped him LBW. This time Sachin called for a review, and didn’t get the decision in his favour since it was a very good shout. He looked disappointed again. Why would you go against the system if it is helping umpires to make more correct decisions? Maybe the little master thought that DRS was designed to help him stay in the middle forever.”
Where did I say that BCCI decided to oppose DRS just because Sachin looked disappointed on TV?
I said looking disappointed twice showed that he was unhappy with the decisions that were made with the help of DRS. As if my judgement was wrong, as if he came out and said that he loved the first experience of DRS. I didn’t post this just after that 2008 series, now did I? I knew he wasn’t happy with the system and he proved me right. This piece was posted on September 30, 2011. As I said before on comment #22, I expect rational people to have some knowledge of events that took place after 2008 series.
The way you interpret a piece of writing is totally out of my control and you are entitled to have your opinion. This is just a waste of time for both of us. You would go back to “reaction on TV” again and again, and I would explain this over and over again.
@iccb – dude get you head out of sachins a**. Stock sucking up to him because hes ur god! Its only india that worship him not everybody elese. We think hes just an ordinary crickter,above avg who has played forever. thats why he has so many runs to his name. any other above avg would archive the same given time. point is this…get your stupid head out of sachis a** and see the facts. Sachins infulence on not using the DRS is evident. thats why the BCCI is so adamant on it. shewag support it and some others as well but not sachin. Hes a loser just like india! WC champions but gets white washed in england. Cant even win one match but bashes everybody at home. Quite an archivement india and sachin. All hail sachin. .|.
@ Sachi suckup
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