Mahendra Singh Dhoni has been sulking about the UDRS. But the ICC thought it could put an end to the matter through Dave Richardson.
The Indian captain took the opportunity of a post match press conference to highlight the fact that another umpire had ruled against him while England’s Ian Bell enjoyed Billy Bowden’s benevolence on the subject of the Hawk Eye system and rules used as part of the Umpire Decision Review System.
While some have felt that India were making noise given that the match ended in a tie to brighten up the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011, others have been supportive of the fact that the UDRS has been a bone of contention between the Indian cricket set up and the ICC. And Dhoni was not happy that a pivotal decision went the way of the visitors at a critical juncture in the match.
The ICC took note of that press conference and through their general manager, former South African wicket keeper, Dave Richardson advised Dhoni to read up on the rules which would satisfactorily answer his grievance and put an end to the discontent.
The ICC was perhaps taking stock of the fact that the UDRS had overshadowed the fact that despite the shortcomings of the bowlers, the tie had proved to be a stupendous hit in light of the fact that the tournament has been somewhat lacklustre for want of more tight contests. However, it has been the UDRS decision that has stolen the limelight almost entirely and left more questions than appreciation about the game in progress.
While there are obvious shortcomings, the ICC had introduced the UDRS for the first time in one day cricket through the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 with the intention to reinstate the fact that the game was going to embrace technology, a move that India have been none too pleased about.