Three more reviews taken, three more times it went wrong.
The Decision Review System proved to be a concept too difficult for India to understand as Virat Kohli and Co struggled with it once again on the second day of the ongoing second Test against Australia in Bengaluru.
LBW appeal when there was a huge inside edgeAppeal for catch when it wasn't even close to an edgeIndia's love affair with DRS continues. pic.twitter.com/yhqwZHS2Me— ScoopWhoop News (@scoopwhoopnews) March 5, 2017
Coming into the Test, India's record was already pretty abysmal and on Sunday they made the statistics even worse. While one of the reviews -- the first one of the day against Steve Smith -- was a worthy shout, they reverted back to type in the final session with two poor choices.
With India desperate to find a breakthrough post-tea, with Australia inching forward thanks to a fighting innings by Shaun Marsh, DRS hilarity struck again. First, it was a decision to review a LBW where it turned out the batsman got a thick inside edge and the second was a caught behind appeal where the ball missed Matthew Wade's bat by a fair distance.
In Pune, on a turner, India wasted all 4 reviews while fielding and got one correct out of the three while batting. Against England at Visakhapatnam, hosts had 3 out of 9 correct referrals and 3 out of 10 in Chennai. The Bangladesh match at Hyderabad was shade better with 5 out of 11 correct calls.
And through the second day of action in Bengaluru, fans on Twitter were quick to pounce on India's DRS troubles.
Umpire: "Gentleman, it's drinks."India: "DRS."#INDvsAUS— Praveen Sudevan (@praveensudevan) March 5, 2017
India use DRS like a kid trying to work out the moves on Street Fighter.— Dennis Does India (@DennisCricket_) March 5, 2017
DRS to Team India: Tum Se Na Ho Payega.#INDvsAUS— Phd in Bak*****!! (@Atheist_Krishna) March 5, 2017
#INDvsAUS Kohli should take tips from Sourav how to do captiancy against Aussie and learn how to take DRS from Dhoni— Dinesh Kumar (@kumardineshjmu) March 5, 2017
Who gets more DRS decisions right?FAV - Kohli RT - Paul the Octopus pic.twitter.com/u8Rr2cphUX— Dennis Does India (@DennisCricket_) March 5, 2017
Virat Kohli using DRS like Anna University student applying revaluationEdhukum potu paapom 😂 #INDvsAUS— MSDian (@ItzThanesh) March 5, 2017
Dhoni is trending coz kohli wasted both DRS...Reason, why MSD is most successful captain..— Vaishali ❤ (@vaishali_45) March 5, 2017
No wonder India did never like DRS. Do they ever get one right?— Terry McAuliffe (@MaccasMock) March 5, 2017
Someone did teach India how this DRS thing works yeah? #INDvsAUS— Sportsbet.com.au (@sportsbetcomau) March 5, 2017
Kohli's captaincy in this series is an elaborate prank.— Peter Miller (@TheCricketGeek) March 5, 2017
Has Kohli been randomly making the T sign with his arms for years and we’re only now just noticing the ramifications? #INDvAUS— Dan Liebke (@LiebCricket) March 5, 2017
Now the joy of watching Kohli rail against decisions he can't review to be shown to be clueless about!— Adam Spencer (@adambspencer) March 5, 2017
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