The Dhoni Review System Once Again Proved To Be Right
The first ODI between India and Sri Lanka was a loss for the Indian team but what gained the limelight was MS Dhoni asking for the review even before the umpire raised his hands.
In the match, Dhoni had hit 2 sixes and 10 fours in the 87-ball stay. He got his 67th half century in the ODI matches. He was dismissed by Perera and with that the Indian innings wrapped up.
The former Indian captain on Sunday once again proved his efficiency in reviewing the decisions. In the first day of the ODI against Sri Lanka in the Dharamsala, Dhoni asked for a review to the umpire even before the umpire could raise up his finger to give his decision. The Decision Review System (DRS) is used in the cricket matches to help the match officials in their decision-making. The fans were completely shocked when in the 33rd over the ball hit the pads of Jasprit Bumrah. Sachith Pathirana was balling and all the Sri Lanka team players were totally convinced that it was an out and somewhat they had convinced the umpire that it was an out. But the former Indian captain didn’t support it and went for a DRS in which most of the Indian players struggle.
After viewing the TV replays, the decision was reversed and Jasprit Bumrah was considered not out. The fans both inside and outside the stadium were completely astonished about the alertness and game sense that Dhoni had.
The Indian batting was shattered by Suranga Lakmal in his comprehensive 10 overs. The scoreboard was 29-7 after which Dhoni took up the responsibility. He fought back and scored 65 runs to have at least a total of 100. As India was in danger of creating the historic low score, as this place is held by Zimbabwe as they scored 35 runs against Sri Lanka in the year 2004. Dhoni and Kuldeep Yadav put a partnership of 41 runs thus beating India’s lowest total of 54 runs against Sri Lanka in the year 2000.