Updated: Jul 31, 2023, 15:55 IST

Indian Cricket: Ravichandran Ashwin takes to Twitter to have a go at DRS system


Decision Review System has seen its fair share of criticism and issues since its inception in 2008. India and Sri Lanka were the first two teams that used the DRS after it was introduced. Despite the introduction to technology the game has seen some umpiring blunders and gaffes being committed. India, on many occasions have been at the receiving end of such decisions which has been controversial and debated long and hard.

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Indian off spinner Ravichandran Ashwin is currently at home after his West Indies sojourn. Ashwin who turns 37 in a few weeks time will now be seen playing for India towards the end of the year in South Africa. If the veteran is not picked for the World Cup squad, the gap in international cricket could be longer.

Ashwin takes a dig at the DRS system -

Ashwin was watching the 4th day’s play of the final test match of Ashes 2023 at the Oval. The final pair of James Anderson and Stuart Broad were out, when Anderson went for a sweep and missed the line of the ball. The batter went for the DRS that’s when Ashwin struck but this time on Twitter.

Taking to the social media site, Ashwin wrote “The Ball Tracker (DRS) at the Oval seems to be high on the bounce”. The Indian spinner also was active as he was seen answering fans on social media. One fan replied to Ashwin which read “The Aussies didn’t say try better ways to win Sky Sports”. An apparent dig at Kohli’s comments during the 2022 South Africa tour. Ashwin was quick to respond with True they got umpires call atleast”

Australia get a good start before rain ruins play –

It took Australia just 11 balls to end the English innings. This was the final time Stuart Broad was coming out to bat and he made it memorable when he smashed it for a six. England, were all out for 395 and ended with a lead of 383.

Chasing 384 to win with two full days left, Warner and Khawaja finally found their groove. The pair added 135 runs for the 1st wicket in 38 overs before the rains came down. Warner was batting on 58 off 99 balls with 6 fours, while Khawaja was on 69 off 130 balls with 8 fours. The Australians need further 249 runs for a famous win as Broad comes out to bowl for one final time in international cricket.