UDRS can make batsmen nervous: Bangla players

Last Updated: Mar 01, 2011, 16:08 PM IST

Dhaka: Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni might loathe it but Bangladesh players feel the Umpire Decision Review System comes in handy to at least make batsmen nervous even if the appeal is turned down.

"You can always make the batsman nervous. In the Ireland game, I had an unsuccessful review against Kevin O`Brien. But I am sure it made him nervous," seamer Shafiul Islam said.

Opener Tamim Iqbal said batsmen should be careful while appealing.

"These reviews are very important for us. You have only two reviews in an innings, you can`t afford to waste them," Tamim said.

"Batsmen should first discuss with the non-striker before asking for a review. Only if they are sure the ball has touched the bat should they review a leg-before on their own," he added.

Dhoni has been a staunch critic of the system insisting that it is not foolproof. His skepticism for the system gained further ground when the UDRS led to Ian Bell escaping a certain LBW dismissal in the thrilling tie against England in the ongoing World Cup.

"The adulteration of technology with human thinking meant we didn`t get that (Bell`s) wicket. If Hawk-Eye says it`s good and going to hit middle stump, I see no reason why the distance matters," Dhoni had stated.

PTI