Slamming India’s cries of bad decisions coming their way, former Australian wicketkeeper Brad Haddin has said that Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s side should learn to live with the wrong calls as they continue to oppose the Decision Review System.
India have been at the receiving end of many umpiring errors even as they have refused to accept the DRS in its current form, asserting its not foolproof.
The latest umpiring howler was when George Bailey was not given out by Richard Kettleborough after deutant pacer Bairnder Sran got the Australian caught behind down the leg side with Dhoni gloving the white ball in the first ODI in Perth.
Bailey went on to score a century and match-winning partnership with Steven Smith to hand the tourists a five-wicket loss.
Haddin has responded to India’s reluctance at accepting the DRS and then crying foul.
“India are the ones that don’t want it, so they’ve got to live with these decisions,” Haddin told Sky Sports Radio today.
“They can scream as much as they want about whether it’s a conspiracy or that world cricket is against them, but they don’t want DRS so they are going to have to cop those sort of decisions on the chin.”
However, the former Test vice-captain agreed that Bailey had been fortunate.
“They’re usually hard ones to give down leg side because you’ve got hands and legs and that everywhere,” he said.
“But I reckon that was obvious last night that came off the glove.”
After the loss yesterday replying to a question on Bailey’s negated decision hurting the Men in Blue, Dhoni had said:”I may agree with you.
“I tell you what DRS should be; it should be the decision-making system. If you see the deviations in DRS, there are quite a few deviations, even the makers agree that there’s a bit of deviation that can happen.”
Though the ICC replied via a spokesperson that an umpire’s endeavour is to give a correct decision, which is right 95 per cent, Dhoni escaped a sanction for his remark.
Bailey, who went on to score 112, had also said that the half-hearted appeal from Sran on the first ball the batsman faced could have turned interesting if the visitors would have opted for DRS.