March 9, 2017

Opinions on Steven Smith's DRS 'brain fade'

ESPNcricinfo staff
While Virat Kohli suggested the Australians deliberately used dressing room help for DRS, the visitors had other things to say

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  • jamesa5207930 on March 13, 2017, 3:29 GMT

    Rather embarrassing to say the least. Handscomb didn't know? Smith a brain fade? Please. Kohli was 100% correct. All the hard work in Pune undone. Australia are their own worst enemies. Smith should have been heavily fined or suspended. Handscomb too.

  • Global on March 12, 2017, 10:39 GMT

    Kohli mentioned he had informed the umpires on two occasions before of the use of "Dressing room Referral System" used by Aussies. Have the umpires been questioned on this aspect? Let answer this question under oath and then let's see.

  • Bruce on March 11, 2017, 22:56 GMT

    I just wonder if the ICC reaction would have been the same had this happened in the SA/NZ series..?? They have set a dangerous precedent by sweeping this incident under the carpet. @caribbeanfan: I'm a big Steve Smith fan, but he actually DID do something wrong - he sought help from someone other than his batting partner and that is a contravention of the laws of the game. The fact he never got a result from it is irrelevant. I still firmly believe the DRS needs to be implemented in a different way. There are always going to be issues with a system - 'umpires call' - that produces two different results from the same scenario. The system was introduced to get rid of he 'howler', at the moment it only works if a team has a review available.

  • abhi040510530 on March 11, 2017, 22:15 GMT

    That's the best lesson for CA. India has taken a step ahead in sledging which CA never expected. Jaise ko taisa. Well done team India. That's the best way to teach lesson to them. All other countries are supporting you if you read the news. #GoVirat

  • Sooraj on March 11, 2017, 15:50 GMT

    @NIKHILSACHDEV - I am not so sure about yours or VISHU_THE_CRICKLOVER's comparison to the current situation, but he said "tried to do" and you are saying "wanting to do". Both are different and if you try to do a crime you will be still convicted according to laws of most of the countries, like attempt to murder, although will be a lesser crime than actually committing the murder. I think the whole episode went very well for Kohli here. Had the ICC enquired and proved his claims were false it would have been different. But right now most of the people, including even some of Aussie fans thinks their team did do what Kohli claimed which we can see from comments here. And personally I think there is some truth because, even if Smith maybe unaware, looking at Handscomb's response, others in Aus team must have been doing this. Also, when it comes to a judge, not knowing a rule is usually not considered as an excuse to break it.

  • Mrcriccanada on March 11, 2017, 14:32 GMT

    @VISHU_THE_CRICKLOVER ON MARCH 11, 2017, 11:03 GMT You can't be charged or convicted for something you did not do. Going by your theory, everyone is guilty and should be punished because they want to kill someone but backs off as others are watching. Or Because i always want to drive @80 in 50 zone but because the cops are watching, I don't. Now because I always intend to speed, I should be charged and convicted for speeding though I didn't speed or backed off after seeing cop. Interesting eh!!!

  • Akshay on March 11, 2017, 13:43 GMT

    Australian team, media and fans are hypocrites. I have always failed to understand why Australian players and fans think it is an absolutely ok to be ill-tempered on field (and off it during the build up of every series). And now it is beyond my understanding that how they don't feel being weirdly hypocritical commenting on Kohli's arrogance. Help me here.

  • durges3908985 on March 11, 2017, 11:05 GMT

    @matka that is because Kohli mentioned that this had happened twice already. which he noticed and told that to umpire.

  • Vishal on March 11, 2017, 11:03 GMT

    @Yeah Carrebean Fan: It's like giving reprive to someone who just tried to kill someone but did not do it because people were watching so backed out, but people still no he was intended to kill and they are okay with it.

  • shripad on March 11, 2017, 0:34 GMT

    @CARIBBEANFAN He was prevented from doing anything by umpire. He has to intervene. It should have never come to that.

    One good thing to come out of this is that Aussies will not dare to do it again on this tour. And boundaries are now clearly defined.

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