Ravichandran Ashwin’s controversial double Decision Review System (DRS) call during a recent cricket match
Sehwag expressed his disbelief and criticism of Ashwin’s decision. Fans and experts alike engaged in a contentious debate due to Ashwin’s actions.
During a high-stakes matchup between India and Australia in the ongoing Test series, the incident occurred.
Ashwin, who is well-known for having a keen understanding of the game, chose to use the DRS system twice on the third day of the match, both times failing.
When he spoke about the incident, Sehwag, who was famous for his aggressive batting style when he was playing, didn’t hold back when he said what he thought.
He stated, “I can’t comprehend what Ashwin was thinking,” in a recent interview. It is beyond my comprehension.
That is not possible. DRS is a useful resource; however, its prudent use is essential, particularly in urgent circumstances.”
When Ashwin was given out lbw (leg before wicket) by the on-field umpire, he made his first DRS call.
Ashwin made the decision to challenge the decision after having a brief discussion with his batting partner. He had to walk back to the pavilion because the replays confirmed the initial decision.
Ashwin found himself in a similar predicament a few deliveries later. The on-field umpire decided not to dismiss him this time for a lbw appeal.
He made the decision to reconsider the decision, hoping for the best. He was dissatisfied when the replays once more confirmed the initial decision, preventing him from having any additional reviews for the remainder of the innings.
“DRS is meant to rectify on-field errors, not to challenge every decision,” Sehwag stated, emphasizing the significance of saving the review option for crucial moments.
When you are aware that a poor decision could alter the game’s course, you must make prudent use of it.”
The remarks of the previous opening speaker have sparked a larger debate regarding the most effective application of DRS.
While some experts think Ashwin’s decision was wrong, others say it shows how human the game is and how even experienced players can make mistakes.
As a spin bowler with a stellar record, Ashwin is well-known for his strategic thinking and ability to make decisions.
However, this incident has prompted players and spectators to rethink how they use DRS and has brought to light the potential dangers of improper technology use in cricket.
One thing is certain throughout the cricketing community’s discussion of Ashwin’s double DRS call.
The incident has brought attention back to the game’s strategic and responsible use of technology.