Dud DRS calls – Rishabh Pant ‘letting me down on a lot of occasions’ jokes R Ashwin


Acknowledges errors, says “I will hold myself in check” with respect to reviews

R Ashwin was one of the star performers for India in the back-to-back Test series wins in Australia and against England at home. But, even as he picked up 44 wickets at 18.56 in seven Test matches, his expertise (or lack of it) with DRS did raise an eyebrow or two. He knows it, and – tongue firmly in cheek, wide smile in place – shifts the blame to Rishabh Pant for the poor success rate with reviews of late.

“I think we need to change the lens with which people are looking at me with the DRS,” Ashwin, a guest at the India Today Conclave 2021, said. “Sometimes what people are telling us might not be true, because before this series against England, my DRS was extremely good. Because when you take DRS, you need to rely on the keeper’s resources.