The umpire's call in the Decision Review System (DRS) for the touch and go LBW decisions has been a subject of discussion for quite a while but Indian captain Virat Kohli is happy with the innovation in its current form.
In its current form, any decision taken by the on-field umpire on leg before being alluded to the third umpire is alluded back if the ball tracker demonstrates that the ball is only grazing the stumps.
It's called umpire's call and the on-field umpire has the privilege to stick to his original decision While the matter has been debated, Kohli's vote went with the on-field umpire.
"I think it is just one way to make sure that everyone knows the correct decision has been made or not. The umpire's call bit everyone understands because they are the people who are given the job to make decisions and it is respected even in the DRS System. I think that is pretty fair. A lot of people don't understand that," Kohli said, making his stand clear on the matter.
"If the on-field umpire has decided, then clearly the advantage has to go to him, what his vision of the decision was and after that DRS just confirms that particular decision. If it is really, really off, then DRS corrects it but if it is marginal, then you got the chance to regard it. That's all it does. I think it elucidates the decision that is made on the field. I think that is totally fine."
Asked if he was happy with it, Kohli said: "Yes, I am pretty happy with it. It just confirms the decision that's been made on the field. And if you want to challenge the umpire, it's not just you telling him that he could have made a different decision, you have the option of checking it again and figure out if it is wrong or right. I think it is pretty fair for the game."
India have now played two Tests with the utilization of DRS yet Kohli said that it's too soon to judge as to what kind of progress the Indian team has made in terms of usage of the technology.
"I think we need more persistence with that specific angle. We as a group have just played two Test matches with DRS. Furthermore, I can't investigate the advance in the traverse of eight days. It's not something that is going to radically change, something that will continue going ahead in one course. We will dissect over a time of 12 months with respect to how we have utilized it. A traverse of eight days is too less to judge, I feel," the captain explained.
The commander said that while the entire group should know, it's the wicketkeeper and the bowler who have principle impact with regards to referral.
"However, clearly the wicketkeeper and the bowler are the primary individuals included who have the best sight of where the ball hit the cushion or in the event that they heard the sound of the bat. The nearby in defenders assume a monstrous part too, as you saw with KL's rejection. It was Hameed who really persuaded the bowler that he heard something which another person won't not have. So I think it takes familiarity with every one of the general population around the bat, particularly those near the batsman, to comprehend what happened and give the right sort of criticism."
That Kohli has gotten his work done was justifiable when he said that batsmen who are going for an audit or the handling group ought to know that 15 seconds time restrain begins just when the ball is dead which viably implies that anybody has additional time than as far as possible to go for a referral.
"Individuals don't understand after the ball is announced dead is the point at which the 15 seconds begin and not some time recently. So those are the kind of things we will be more mindful of going ahead however a traverse of two recreations is almost no to judge how we have run so far with DRS," he clarified.