Muttiah Muralitharan wants Decision Review Sysytem introduced in IPL

first_imgNothing about the IPL is second rate anymore even though the BCCI prefers to call it a domestic tournament. It is for that reason that the glaring umpiring errors in the first ten days of IPL 10 have become a talking point.The BCCI in an effort to provide international exposure to Indian umpires are using lot many of them this season. Unfortunately not all of them have been able to give a great account of themselves.Rohit Sharma’s leg before against Kolkata Knightriders that shouldn’t have been given, Keiron Pollard’s leg before against Rising Pune Supergiant that should have been are case in point. The more recent umpiring oversight with destructive Dave Warner keeping strike in a new over after hitting a boundary of the previous ball was downright disappointing. The umpires have nowhere to hide in a non DRS competition.Sunrisers Hyderabad bowling coach Muttiah Muralitharan advocates the usage of DRS in IPL just the way it is done in international cricket across formats. “The DRS is good. It can be introduced once in each innings in t20 which will help avoid these situations,” he told India Today.  Batsman Rohit and wicket keeper MS Dhoni who remonstrated against the umpires were charged with dissent. There are those who sympathise with players when umpiring errors take centre stage and the slightest of player reaction is charged. Muralitharan though prefers to be a purist on such matters.”It’s tradition. When a decision is given you have to walk out. They say it’s a gentleman game. You have to walk out. You can have disappointments but have to keep it to oneself rather than showing publicly. Because when you do that you put the umpire under pressure. He is human and can make mistakes the same way a player can,” he said.advertisementThe greater worry from BCCI’s point of view is in the absence of DRS, if the Indian umpires can’t demonstrate good standards it may end up being another poor advert for Indian umpiring.last_img