Indian skipper Virat Kohli on Sunday slammed Decision Review System, stating that it was “not consistent at all and becoming a talking point in every game”.
Ashton Turner fired Australia to a series-levelling victory with an unbeaten 84 off 43 balls. Turner was adjudged not out early in his innings despite the snicko-meter showing a spike following a DRS call from India on Sunday during the fourth One Day International match of five-match ODI series in Mohali.
“The DRS call was a surprise, it’s just not consistent at all, it’s becoming a talking point in every game,” Kohli said after the four-wicket loss.
Batting first, India posted a mammoth total of 358 runs for the loss of nine wickets in their allotted 50 overs. The series decider between India and Australia will be played in Delhi on Wednesday.
Kohli also slammed India’s sloppy fielding in Mohali. “We were sloppy in the field and should’ve grabbed our chances,” said the Indian captain.
“The wicket remained good throughout, we’ve fallen on the wrong side of the dew in two games, but that’s not an excuse. Ashton played a hell of a knock, Peter Handscomb played a brilliant innings, Usman Khawaja held the innings together,” Kohli added.
After the win, Australia skipper Aaron Finch heaped praises on his batsmen. “I thought the partnership between Usman and Peter was crucial. To be able to get us deep was unbelievable. To get his maiden hundred was outstanding. When we chased 300 totals in Australia, we were trying to go with the same process. The wicket was good, it wasn’t a panic,” Finch said.