IPL 2020: DRS for wide and no-balls? Here's what Virat Kohli has to say

First Published 14, Oct 2020, 10:15 PM

The umpiring standard in the Indian Premier League has been a matter of concern for the past couple of seasons. As of now, the Decision Review System is only in place for leg-before wicket and caught-behind dismissals. The teams only get a review per innings in T20s.

<p>Technology has certainly helped in making any sport clean, and cricket is no stranger to it. However, the limited use of it has always been a topic of debate. Meanwhile, it is being contemplated if its use can be further expanded, especially on umpire's decision-making front.</p>

Technology has certainly helped in making any sport clean, and cricket is no stranger to it. However, the limited use of it has always been a topic of debate. Meanwhile, it is being contemplated if its use can be further expanded, especially on umpire's decision-making front.

<p>As of now, the Umpire Decision Review System (DRS) is only limited to dismissals for Leg-Before Wicket (LBW) and caught-behind. However, there have been calls made if the same can be done for wide deliveries and no-balls.</p>

As of now, the Umpire Decision Review System (DRS) is only limited to dismissals for Leg-Before Wicket (LBW) and caught-behind. However, there have been calls made if the same can be done for wide deliveries and no-balls.

<p style="text-align: justify;">The incident came into the limelight on Tuesday night when Chennai Super Kings (CSK) were up against Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH). As Shardul Thakur had bowled a wide in the 18th over of the chase, umpire Paul Reiffel was about to declare it so, before pulling off after Dhoni was seen expressing his frustration at the umpire.</p>

The incident came into the limelight on Tuesday night when Chennai Super Kings (CSK) were up against Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH). As Shardul Thakur had bowled a wide in the 18th over of the chase, umpire Paul Reiffel was about to declare it so, before pulling off after Dhoni was seen expressing his frustration at the umpire.

<p>Speaking on the same, Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) skipper Virat Kohli said, "I am going to speak as a captain. As a captain, I would like to have the ability to review a wide, which could be a wrong call, or a waist-high full-toss, which could be a wrong call."</p>

Speaking on the same, Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) skipper Virat Kohli said, "I am going to speak as a captain. As a captain, I would like to have the ability to review a wide, which could be a wrong call, or a waist-high full-toss, which could be a wrong call."

<p>"We have seen this historically, how big these things can be in such a high-profile tournament like IPL and in general T20 cricket. It is a fast-paced game and you can miss a small margin, and we have all seen this is a big factor. If you lose the game by a run and you are not able to review that wide, it could make a massive difference in someone's campaign," added Kohli.</p>

"We have seen this historically, how big these things can be in such a high-profile tournament like IPL and in general T20 cricket. It is a fast-paced game and you can miss a small margin, and we have all seen this is a big factor. If you lose the game by a run and you are not able to review that wide, it could make a massive difference in someone's campaign," added Kohli.

<p>Agreeing with Kohli, Kings XI Punjab skipper, KL Rahul, said, "If that rule comes in, it is very good. You can give a team two reviews and say you can use it for whatever."</p>

Agreeing with Kohli, Kings XI Punjab skipper, KL Rahul, said, "If that rule comes in, it is very good. You can give a team two reviews and say you can use it for whatever."

<p>Meanwhile, Rahul also suggested a change in rule in terms of hitting a six. "If someone hits a six over 100 metres, it should be given more runs. I will ask my bowlers about this," he opined.</p>

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Meanwhile, Rahul also suggested a change in rule in terms of hitting a six. "If someone hits a six over 100 metres, it should be given more runs. I will ask my bowlers about this," he opined.

 

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