Shane Warne, DRS
DRS (Credits - Getty)

Well, over the years, the game of cricket has evolved a lot on a consistent basis. The technology has made plenty of complicated things to solve easily. But, unfortunately, it was restricted only to International Cricket to see domestic cricket teams suffering for the poor umpiring calls. The latest scapegoat for the lack of DRS technology in the Indian cricket is Karnataka Ranji Team.

Karnataka has got a game changer Cheteshwar Pujara for as many as three times but unfortunately, the umpire failed to notice all the three teams only to deny a wicket for Karnataka. It completely changed the complexion of the game, as Pujara guided Saurashtra to finals of the tournament.

It is not only Karnataka but also Saurashtra has experienced a similar thing in the past. Even in the knockout game between Rajasthan and Karnataka, plenty of decisions have gone down controversially.

Cheteshwar Pujara, Ranji Trophy 2018-19, Ranji DRS
Cheteshwar Pujara (Credits – Twitter)

I think the BCCI would be the best judge – Jaydev Unadkat

Meanwhile, speaking of the same, the Saurashtra skipper Jaydev Unadkat and the Karnataka coach Yere Goud asked BCCI to bring DRS to the domestic cricket. Yere Goud believes that the technology will help to conduct a fair game. Recently, umpiring blunders have become an often scenario.

Backing the use of DRS, Saurashtra skipper Jaydev Unadkat said, “It’s good for the game if we can include more technology. We’ve seen it at the international level as well. It has helped teams to take decisions. I think the BCCI would be the best judge to look at it.”

Cheteshwar Pujara, Ranji Trophy 2018-19, Ranji DRS
Jaydev Unadkat (Credits – AFP)

Agreeing with Jaydev Unadkat, Karnataka coach Yere Goud pointed out, “Yes, definitely, if we can use DRS, there would be nothing like it. We would have a fair game.”

Well, it would be interesting to see whether BCCI will consider the plea made by the players. The controversial match between Karnataka and Saurashtra has also caused a lot of outrage on social media.

Being one of the richest boards in the world cricket, it won’t be an extravagant thing for the Indian board to embed DRS in the Ranji knockouts. In a sport like cricket, one wrong decision can make a massive impact.

Prashanth Relangi

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