Top 5 Virat Kohli - MS Dhoni DRS moments
India were the first team, along with Sri Lanka to experience the DRS (Decision Review System) in 2008 when it was first tried in the Test series in Sri Lanka.
While using the DRS, one needs to be careful as there are only limited reviews available. Kohli is very impulsive with his DRS calls and has been criticised for his impulsive reviews as well. He often trusts the bowlers' call for the review which, more often than not, results in the team losing the review. That's where the role of wicketkeeper becomes important (for DRS) as they have more or less the best angle of the proceedings going on.
But in ODIs, India have a hawk-eyed keeper. MS Dhoni has been a master in watching and reading the game with a keen eye. His success with the DRS is extraordinary. He rarely gets it wrong and that’s why Kohli almost relies on Dhoni’s word for the DRS in limited-overs, but again, on some occasions, Kohli lets his impulsive nature take over.
Kohli and Dhoni share a great relationship on and off the field. But there are a few special on-field moments with DRS. Here are some Kohli-Dhoni DRS moments.
#5 West Indies vs India, Trinidad, June 2017
India played a bilateral ODI series in West Indies after six years and with the first ODI washed out, India ended up with a massive 310 in the second. Chasing 311 in 43 overs was always going to be tough, but Shai Hope was batting well on 81.
Kuldeep Yadav, in his maiden outing with the ball in an ODI international, trapped Shai Hope in front after the latter tried his most successful shot against the spinners; the sweep. It hit him in line with middle, well below the knee-roll and the only question was whether Hope got an under-edge, which he didn't.
The umpire surprisingly turned it down, only for India to review it. It was Dhoni who convinced Kohli to go up for the review. Dhoni once again proved he has a hawk-like eye behind the stumps.