IND vs AUS 2nd Test: The second Test of the Border-Gavaskar series between India and Australia (IND vs AUS Boxing Day Test) is underway at Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG). During the match on day three, the on-field Umpires Call saves the Aussie batters twice in the second session in some close calls Former Indian legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar has questioned the 'Umpires Call' clause in the Decision Review System (DRS) stating that the International Cricket Council (ICC) needs to re-examine it thoroughly.
Indian former skipper said "The reason players opt for a review is because they're unhappy with the decision taken by the on-field umpire. The DRS system needs to be thoroughly looked into by the @ICC, especially for the 'Umpires Call'." The 'Umpires Call' clause comes into play under ball-tracking technology in case of those close calls, leaving the umpire's decision as obligatory.
The reason players opt for a review is because they’re unhappy with the decision taken by the on-field umpire.— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) December 28, 2020
The DRS system needs to be thoroughly looked into by the @ICC, especially for the ‘Umpires Call’.#AUSvIND
Australian opener Joe Burns survived a leg-before wicket appeal off Jasprit Bumrah's nail-biting yorker in the third over of Australia's second innings. After the umpire had given it not out, Ajinkya Rahane led Team India went for a DRS Review but the batsman survived after Umpire's Call was taken into account at the point of the ball clicking his leg stump that saved Burns. However, he went later off Umesh Yadav after adding just 4 to his name.
After that, Australia's top-order batsman Marnus Labuschagne also survived against Indian pacemen Mohammed Siraj. The umpire had given him again Not Out after being caught in his crease. Thus all-in-all, 'Umpires Call' came to his rescue once more as the ball was shown just clipping the bails.