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Gilchrist rues absence of DRS while recalling 2001 India series

Gilchrist rues absence of DRS while recalling 2001 India series

The Decision Review System (DRS) being used by the International Cricket Council (ICC) has changed the game of cricket for good as it gives players the opportunity to challenge the on-field decision by the use of technology.

Jasprit Bumrah recently became only the 3rd Indian bowler ever to take a Test hattrick as the DRS helped in getting him the second wicket after the on-field umpire had given it not out. While celebrating the occasion, one of the fans recalled Test hattrick by Indian off-spinner Harbhajan Singh who dismantled the Australian middle-order during the 2001 series.

Harbhajan dismissed players like Ricky Ponting, Adam Gilchrist, and Shane Warne on three consecutive deliveries, becoming the first Indian ever to achieve the feat in Test cricket. Interestingly, Gilchrist got out on the first delivery in both innings of the game which earned him his famous king pair in the format.

However, the wicket-keeper batsman rued the absence of DRS at that time as he was given leg before wicket (LBW) on a ball which was pitched outside middle and leg and he also seemed to have made contact with the ball as well.