Players will get used to DRS: Sourav

June 30th, 2011 - 9:55 pm ICT by IANS  

Hong Kong, June 30 (IANS) Former India captain Sourav Ganguly has welcomed the International Cricket Council’s decision to make the Decision Review System (DRS) compulsory in Tests and One-day Internationals.

Ganguly was part the Indian team when DRS was used for the first time in the series against Sri Lanka in 2008. The Indians had expressed their reservations about the ball-tracking technology and have since maintained their stand.

Ganguly said DRS is a lot more convincing in its present form than what it was earlier and the cricketers will get used to it.

“At that time (Sri Lanka series) we were not convinced by the camera angles in use,” Ganguly was quoted as saying by ESPNcricinfo.

“We were not convinced they were right. There was so much negativity around it that we didn’t think it worked. Hopefully, there is much more consistency around it now.”

Ganguly observed the positive changes in DRS while commentating during the 2011 World Cup.

“The changes were huge, the technology was just far better this time,” he recalled.

When asked whether he would have liked to play amid DRS, Ganguly said: “It is hard to say now, but you accept technology and you get used to it - and that is probably what would have happened. In the case of the DRS, players will get better using it as they go along,” said Ganguly, who was in Hong Kong on the invitation of ICC.

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