"He uses statistics as a drunken man uses lamp-posts.. . For support rather than illumination. " - Andrew Lang (1844-1912)
If I am Ross Taylor and I am surrounded by ********s who can't bat, and I am hit in front of middle and given out LBW, I'm going to call for the review just because I can, and there may be a small chance that it was going down leg. I don't need people telling me that its not a howler and that I should not use it. I am happy for players to use it strategically. These people that say "Oh the UDRS wasn't meant for this" - nah piss off. It was meant to get decisions right. There is already an inherent punishment by reviewing a "non-howler" - you lose the review.
People have to stop talking about "Oh this wasn't the purpose of the review". If I am hit plumb in front on a hat trick ball from Peter Siddle, I will review. Cos I don't want to be that bloke who was the hat trick wicket, like girly Broad was. If I lose the review, that is my punishment. My team suffers and my captain can yell at me.
This "he should not be able to review that" is stupid. Its like telling a player he should not be able to declare poorly. If you make a poor decision by trying to use the system strategically you are already punished.
Last edited by Jono; 21-01-2013 at 05:40 PM.
Who is moaning though? uvelocity? Surely he doesn't count.
edit: also fixed my incorrect spelling of 'there', embarrassing to say the least. uvelocity-esque one might say.
only janelle jono is moaning aws
uvelocity posting like Burgey.
Except replace 1984 with 1944 obv.
All of it. Well, apart from the 'human error' bit, that bit is true.
I don't see how drs enhances the watching of the game, I really don't.
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Because I don't like to have to moan about tests like sydney 08. ****ty umpiring decisions leave a bad taste.
What the **** is this logic, seriously? He gave it out because he didn't see the inside edge. That has nothing to do with technology or otherwise, especially since the technology was completely irrelevant in this situation
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