Veteran broadcaster Hemant Buch has given his opinion on the controversy surrounding Dean Elgar’s controversial DRS call on the third day of the Cape Town Test. The South African skipper was adjudged LBW but he reviewed the decision and it worked out in his favor. The ball-tracking showed that the delivery was going over the stumps and the on-field umpire, Marais Erasmus, was also at what had transpired.
Meanwhile, after the decision was denied, the Indian players including Virat Kohli vented out their on the stump mics regarding the false use of technology. The Indian team had three key issues- the use of technology, in particular the ball-tracking system, the use of stump-mics; and the conduct of the SuperSport crew.
DRS Images Can’t Be Manipulated: Hemant Buch
Virat Kohli was even hard saying “Don’t hit them on the pads, boys. Either stumps or caught behind, that’s it. Real experts sitting in the DRS column, boys… couldn’t believe they gave me out in the first match. Different ball been shown for tracking, lads” after the decision was denied.
Meanwhile, veteran broadcaster Hemant Buch has kept his view on the entire matter. He said that it is almost impossible to manipulate the DRS images shown in the replays. He further that a human error, in this case, is possible.
“There are people of varying skill levels and varying degrees of experience working for the company. Sometimes, you find it is taking more time in bringing up the track, sometimes it happens very quickly. Skill levels differ,” Buch said.
“But you have to remember that you are talking about one or two decisions in the entire series which are wrong with Hawk-Eye,” Buch further added that because of human intervention involved in the system, a human error is possible.
The ball-tracking technology is supplied by Hawk-Eye. There are six camerapersons are used for this system and there are five people employed by Hawk-Eye to work on the broadcast. They control the camera iris, the pitching of the ball, the Ultra-Edge and the other factors associated with the DRS system.