Brisbane Test: 50-50 calls not going India's way in series: Dhoni

Updated: Dec 22, 2014, 10:07 IST | AFP

Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni says the 50-50 decisions are not going India's way after his team fell behind 2-0 in the series against Australia at the Gabba on Saturday

Brisbane: Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni says the 50-50 decisions are not going India's way after his team fell behind 2-0 in the series against Australia at the Gabba on Saturday.

MS Dhoni
MS Dhoni 

The tourists, who are against using the decision referral system (DRS) in the four-match series, had another contentious umpire's call with the dismissal of R Ashwin in India's second innings.

Dhoni stoutly defended India's reluctance to use technology to aid in umpire's decision-making, but said that his team were getting more bad calls than Australia in the series. "There's a lot of 50-50 decisions that are not going in our favour," he said.

"We're on the receiving end more often than not. What happens in DRS, even if the DRS is around, those (contentious) decisions won't go in our favour.

DRS problems
"DRS is used often to justify the decision that's given by the umpire. What's important is to use DRS as a way of giving the right decision irrespective of if the umpire has given it out or not out.

There are a lot of ways to use DRS. This is something that needs to be put in a specific way. You're adding too many variables to the game."

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