DRS means Dhoni Review System:
There are many occasions in Cricket match either in IPL matches or in International matches when Dhoni opt of DRS and more than 95% decision has went in Dhoni and his team favour. M.S. Dhoni is known for his great ability to take correct DRS calls. And now Dhoni did it again and amazingly was spot on for the second time in a row. Dhoni’s decision to signal for DRS twice in successive ODIs has gone success. After signaling for a successful review even before asking Kohli in the first ODI of the series in Pune where Eoin Morgan was the victim of Dhoni’s brilliance. Again Dhoni did the same for Yuvraj Singh during the second ODI at Cuttack.
The incident happened when Yuvraj was batting at his sublime best and England bowlers were clueless, just then Chris Woakes brought joy to the English camp in the 41st over of the Indian innings and Yuvraj tried to squeeze out Chris Woakes delivery past the wicketkeeper Jos Buttler and could not manage to get past flying Buttler which results the England team’s appeal for caught behind. The umpire put his finger up to signal the end of Yuvraj Singh at 146.
But Dhoni, standing at the non-striker’s end had other ideas. He did not wait for Yuvraj’s assertion and immediately signaled for the review. Yuvraj soon, followed Dhoni’s instruction and opted for the review.The replays made it clear that the ball had bounced before carrying to England wicket-keeper Jos Buttler. The decision was overturned and Yuvraj survived. He was eventually out for his career best 150 and Dhoni went to score a 134 as India posted 381/6, their highest ever ODI total against England.
Kohli had said that His word would be the one I would trust on DRS. He’s one person I would trust as far as DRS is concerned. He is the most intelligent cricketer around. More than 95 per cent of Dhoni’s appeals have been successful.
What is DRS and it’s Full Form?
DRS stands for Decision Review System. The Umpire Decision Review System (abbreviated as UDRS or DRS) is a technology-based system used in the sport of cricket. The system was first introduced in Test cricket, for the sole purpose of reviewing controversial decisions made by the on-field umpires as to whether or not a batsman had been dismissed.
The system was first tested in an India v Sri Lanka match in 2008, and was officially launched by the International Cricket Council (ICC) on 24 November 2009 during the first Test match between New Zealand and Pakistan at the University Oval in Dunedin.
It was first used in One Day Internationals (ODI) in January 2011, during England’s tour of Australia. The ICC initially made the UDRS mandatory in all international matches, but later made its use optional, so that the system would only be used if both teams agree. The ICC has agreed to continue to work on the technology and will try to incorporate its use into all ICC events.