BGT 2023 | Twitter remembers of 'Thala' after India botches DRS decision thrice

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With the advent of technology, a team’s success regarding DRS decisions plays a big role in the ultimate result. The fact became evident on Wednesday when Rohit Sharma wasted two reviews but decided not to opt for it when the batter was actually out, reminding fans of MS Dhoni's nous with DRS calls.

After dominating the first two Tests against Australia, India landed in trouble on a spin paradise in Indore. The visitors were wrapped up for a low total but then missed several opportunities to push the visitors into deep waters owing to bizarre DRS calls. Australia lost Travis Head for a cheap score but Marnus Labuschagne and Usman Khawaja steadied the ship, taking the visitors to 71/1 at Tea on Day 1.

The recovery was thanks in part to Indian captain Rohit Sharma who burnt two reviews early in the innings after being convinced to opt for them by the enthusiastic Ravindra Jadeja when the batter was not out. However, it was the moment in the 11th over that would prick the Men in Blue the most as they missed a golden chance to dismiss Marnus Labuschagne.

R Ashwin, bowling the penultimate ball of the over, pitched a delivery outside off which turned into the batter. Labuschange was beaten on the inside edge and the red SG struck the pad. There was a discussion amongst the team but Rohit Sharma showed apparent disinterest in taking the DRS.

However, the replays showed that the ball tracker was fulfilling all three criteria for a dismissal and the batter should have been declared out. The Indian captain watched the replay unfolding on the big screen and simply projected a wry smile on his face. The absurd decision-making by Rohit reminded fans of the intelligence shown by MS Dhoni in the field and his brilliant success rate in reviews. 

Horrible

Sad

Oh lord

Oh jadeja

Sad

No success

Umpiring is an issue

Trouble

It is hurting

No-Ball

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