Sri Lanka batsman Dilruwan Perera, on Sunday, brought back memories of Australia skipper Steve Smith‘s “brain fade” incident, by asking for a Decision Review System (DRS) after apparently looking towards the dressing room.
On the day 4 of the ongoing first Test Between India and Sri Lanka at Eden Gardens, Perera, who was batting on 0 after playing seven balls with the score on 208/7 in the 57th over, was seen to be walking back after he was given lbw by umpire Nigel Llong off Mohammed Shami‘s delivery which caught him in front of off-stump.
However, after seemingly looking towards the dressing room, he turned back and changed his mind to ask for a review which showed the impact of the ball is outside the line of off stump.
Commentator Simon Doull also said that he wasn’t too happy with what happened. Indian players didn’t notice anything, unlike the Steve Smith incident in Bengaluru. As more replays came on, one or two hands were seen going up from the dressing room right before Dilruwan called for a review.
Here’s the video:
This is not good cricket!! Looking at dressing room and taking DRS !! Commentators discuss the Dilruwan Perera DRS call https://t.co/9KU0jcmn1d
— Abhinav (@whyabhinav) November 19, 2017