Tim Paine. MS Dhoni

Give a call to Dhoni: Aakash Chopra mocks Tim Paine for his DRS nightmare in the Ashes

Australia toiled in the field at The Oval on the third day of the fifth Test on Saturday and were not helped by skipper Tim Paine’s misjudgements.


England opener Joe Denly, who went on to score 94, should have been out lbw to Mitchell Marsh when he was on 54 but Paine opted not to review the not-out decision.

Later on the wicket-keeper failed to review a not-out decision against Jos Buttler after an appeal for lbw, with replays showing a Nathan Lyon delivery would have hit the stumps. Buttler, then on 19, went on to score 47.


“I’m getting it wrong,” a tetchy Paine said after the end of the day’s play. “I don’t know what else to say. We’re having a mare (nightmare). We’ve got it wrong.”

“It’s fast,” he added. “It’s a tough job as I’ve said throughout the whole Test series. I’ve got a new respect for umpiring, particularly in Test cricket because it’s a hard job.”

When asked what he could do about it, he said sarcastically that he would enroll in “umpiring school” when he returned home to Australia.

Now, former Indian cricketer-turned commentator Aakash Chopra read the statement and reacted to the same. He took a dig at the Aussie captain and said that he could call up MS Dhoni for taking lessons on DRS.

As one may know that Dhoni has been spot on when it comes to the reviews. There have been many occasions the DRS was taken by the captain only on the insistence of Dhoni. In fact, the fans have renamed DRS as ‘Dhoni Review System’.

Chopra’s post read, “Give a call to Dhoni. See if he’s ready to take students. Dhoni Review System.”

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