Virat Kohli wants to expand DRS for wides and no-ball full tosses - This is the reason

Virat Kohli, the skipper of the Indian cricket team and Royal Challengers Bangalore franchise in IPL 2020, wants to expand the scope of the Decision Review System (DRS) for wides and no-ball full tosses as well as it gives the captain plenty of options. Royal Challengers Bangalore lost the game to Kings XI Punjab by eight wickets to throw the whole play-off race wide open again.

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Virat Kohli has suggested that the DRS review be expanded to wides and waist-high full tosses while KL Rahul has suggested that there should be two reviews in a Twenty20 game.

Virat Kohli, the Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper in IPL 2020, has recommended the expansion of the scope of the Decision Review System (DRS) for all major decisions. Currently, the DRS is used to check the front foot no-ball, a catch or an LBW. Virat Kohli wants to expand the scope of the DRS to wides and no-ball full tosses as he believes that major mistakes are being made in this factor which can cost the side games.

“From a captain’s point of view, I feel that the scope of the DRS should be widened to check wides and waist-high full tosses which can be no-balled. We have seen in the past in IPL and other major Twenty20 tournaments that all these little things matter,” Kohli said.

The statement comes in the backdrop of a decision during the game between Chennai Super Kings and Sunrisers Hyderabad in Dubai. When Shardul Thakur was bowling towards the end, he bowled a wide yorker and the batsman missed the steer to third man. The ball was outside the tram line and umpire Paul Reiffel was about to signal a wide. However, MS Dhoni reacted furiously and mid-way, umpire Reiffel refused to give the wide.

KL Rahul, the Kings XI Punjab skipper, also endorsed the views of the DRS expansion by Virat Kohli. “If this happens, it will be a very good thing. If you give the team two reviews and are told that you can use it for any decision that is dodgy, it will make life easier,” Rahul said.

‘Not able to build pressure’

Royal Challengers Bangalore lost momentum in the death overs as they failed to score boundaries in three out of the last five overs and were restricted to 171/6. In response, Kings XI Punjab were boosted by brilliant fifties from KL Rahul and Chris Gayle. However, Kings XI Punjab made a seemingly easy win more tense as they dragged the match into the last ball and it took a six from Nicholas Pooran to help them seal the game. Virat Kohli rued that RCB could not build pressure against KL Rahul’s team

“It was quite surprising, because it went down to the wire. A bit of pressure can confuse you, it was a good performance by Kings XI in the end. But we were not able to put them under pressure. We take a lot of pride as a bowling side, but tonight was one of those nights, as it didn't come off. A few positives from the game. There was no conversation between Yuzi (Chahal) and me to be honest. Things became interesting to be honest. They kind of let us come back in the game, because I think it should have ended by the 18th over,” Kohli said.

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