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Byju’s announces a crash course in DRS for the Indian Cricket team

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Byju's comes to the rescue of the Indian team
Byju’s comes to the rescue of the Indian team

Much like a  desperate student, Virat Kohli’s use of the Decision Review System in the ongoing home season, has bordered on the illogical. On most occasions, it has felt like Kohli goes for a review just because he badly wants a wicket. It’s almost as if he has used DRS as a wish-granting genie more than a tool to review decisions

He may have been a vocal advocate of DRS but the Indian captain’s dismal success ratio indicates that calling for referrals is not exactly his ‘calling card’.

This has prompted Byju’s to design a crash course in DRS, which will help the Indian team in using the review system easily in the long run. The classes will be held on days when India is not playing, and for players like Shikhar Dhawan, it will be an daily affair as he is not in the team.

DRS was not the reason India lost the match in Pune but it won’t be long before a poorly taken review could come back to bite India in the backside. It is not just bowling, batting and fielding that Kohli’s men must improve in Bengaluru when the second Test begins on Saturday

Pune pitch curator: Ground had to be used for wedding receptions; so match had to be finished in 3 days

With 24 wickets falling in two days, the rank turner on offer at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune has led to questions being raised about the three curators in charge of preparing the pitch

Pune pitch under the scanner
Pune pitch under the scanner

Two days before the Test started, Salgaoncar had announced that “ball will fly”, a theory that was rubbished by rival captain Steve Smith, who said that “ball will turn from Day 1”

Salgaoncar also added that there was pressure on them to prepare a pitch which would last only 3 days as the stadium had to be used for organizing wedding receptions during the ongoing wedding season.

Pune stadium has seen lot many wedding receptions this season and earnings from receptions is lot more than hosting a test match as crowds during the match was quiet feeble and not in large numbers.

In fact all the upcoming test matches at other cities will also be finished in 3 days for the stadiums to cater to a large number of weddings and other functions.