Former opener Akash Chopra said that Mahendra Singh Dhoni (MS Dhoni) believed that this technique may not be full-proof but there are still problems with umpires' calls.
Edited By Tarun Vats | | Updated: 30 Jun 2020, 11:31:00 PM IST
Former Team India opener Akash Chopra claimed that former captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni was not happy with the Umpire Decision Review System (DRS) but current captain Virat Kohli likes it. Current commentator Chopra said that Dhoni felt that this technique could not be full-proof.
During an interaction with Pakistani broadcaster Savera Pasha on YouTube's chat show Crick Cast, Chopra said, “The Indian cricket team became the first team to use DRS in 2008 when Anil Kumble was the captain of Team India, not Dhoni. We took some very useless DRS in that series.
He added, 'It was new technology for everyone then and it was poorly used. It was then decided that we did not like this new technology and we would not use it. '
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42-year-old Chopra said, “Dhoni was also not a fan of this, being captain of the team makes a difference in your thinking. Dhoni was very firm about the fact that technology cannot be full-proof, but even today it is not full-proof. There are still problems with umpires' calls, but more problems were there earlier.
Chopra, who has played 10 Test matches in his career, also said, 'I have been a fan of DRS since day one. I believe that if you do not adopt technology then how will it improve. Things have changed since Virat Kohli became the captain. Virat is a big fan of DRS, he wants DRS in every match. Whether it is an IPL match or a Ranji match.