Former Pakistani cricketer Hasan Raza has once again stirred controversy by making allegations that India is manipulating the Decision Review System (DRS) to favor their decisions in the 2023 World Cup. Previously, he claimed that Indian bowlers were provided with specific balls designed to facilitate more movement, and he even called for an inquiry into this matter.
Team India maintained their undefeated streak in the 2023 World Cup with a resounding 243-run victory over South Africa at the iconic Eden Gardens in Kolkata on Sunday. Batting first, the Indian team posted a formidable total of 326/5, with Virat Kohli celebrating his 35th birthday by scoring his 49th ODI century.
Left-arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja played a pivotal role, claiming 5/33 as India swiftly dismissed the Proteas for a mere 83 runs in 27.1 overs. During the match, Jadeja utilized the DRS to secure an lbw decision against Heinrich Klaasen, but according to Raza, the overturning of the original “not out” decision seemed suspicious.
Raza expressed his concerns on the Pakistani news channel ABN: “Jadeja took five wickets and achieved his career-best figures. We were discussing the use of technology, specifically the DRS. Heinrich Klaasen was the batsman, and the ball was pitching on the leg stump and hitting the middle stump.”
Hasan Raza Raises Questions on Indian Victory!— Hasnain Liaquat (@iHasnainLiaquat) November 5, 2023
1 :- DRS was manipulated by BCCI with help of Broadcasters
2:- DRS was also Manipulated in 2011 when Sachin Tendulkar was playing Against Saeed Ajmal.
3:- Why Indian Team is Playing Outclass in every worldcup Event Happened in India.… pic.twitter.com/ieIJGy0cqH
“How is that possible? The impact was in line, but the ball was headed towards the leg stump. Like everyone else, I am simply sharing my opinion. I am suggesting that such matters should be thoroughly examined. The manipulation of DRS is quite evident,” remarked the former Pakistani batsman.