Ever since the introduction of Decision Review System (DRS), the errors - glaring ones - have almost been eradicated from cricket. The use of technology for the teams has provided them an option to challenge an umpire's call, should they fell the decision is a wrong one.
Though, not taking away the complete power from the officials, ICC has restricted the usage of DRS during a match. Every team has just one review for every innings in an ODI match. Hence, it becomes very critical as to how a captain decides to use them.
In the present scenario, there is no one better than MS Dhoni in terms of usage of DRS. His ability to judge an lbw or a catch call is arguably the best. And during the Super Four fixture between India and Pakistan on Sunday, he again showed his ability.
During Pakistan's innings with the bat, in the final ball of the eighth over, Yuzvendra Chahal bowled a beautiful leg-spinner to Imam Ul Haq, who failed to read. The ball crashed into the front pad, bringing forward a huge appeal from the Indian team. The umpire though, was unmoved, and gave it not-out.
But then came the brilliance of Dhoni!
He straight away adviced skipper Rohit Sharma to go for the DRS. And the replays showed that the ball had pitched in-line, the impact was also in-line, and it would crash middle and leg stump.
It was Chahal who got the wicket to his name, but it was Dhoni who made it happen. And on Twitter, users became crazy and applauded the former Indian skipper for yet another successful judgment.
Dhoni's call caused a major movement on Twitter, with the hashtag 'Dhoni Review System' trending on the social media website.
Earlier in the day, Pakistan won the toss, and Sarfraz Ahmed chose to bat first. His team made two changes from their previous match against Afghanistan, with Mohammad Amir and Shadab Khan recalled. As for India, they were unchanged. The two teams had met each other in the group stage round, where India battered their arch-rivals to finish on top of their group.