DRS could be introduced in possible future: Virat Kohli

Kolkata, Sep 29: India's Test skipper Virat Kohli has hinted that India might use the 'controversial' Decision Review System (DRS) in future.

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Addressing media persons on the eve of Kolkata Test against New Zealand, Virat Kohli said,"We will certainly look to probably introduce it [DRS] in future."

On whether the DRS should be implemented by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) after Kiwi captain Kane Williamson nicked a caught-behind in the first innings of the series opener at Kanpur, which was not given, Kohli said, "Those are the things I can't say yes or no sitting here. These are things we had discussed and had a meeting."

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"Some things can be debated like ball tracking and hawk eye. I personally feel these are things that can be debated on. We don't have DRS, so we cannot blame umpires. Once DRS is in place, then we can think about it."

Kohli's predecessor MS Dhoni as well as the BCCI have consistently oppossed the controversial referal system because it wasn't 100 per cent accurate.

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In the past, India have often been victims of umpiring decisions which could have been easily rectified had the DRS been used in those games.

In fact, Kiwi captain Kane Williamson nicked a caught behind in the first innings of the series opener at Kanpur earlier this week which was not given.

Asked about it, Kohli said: "We wouldn't take (wrong umpiring) decisions too hard because we, in the first place, decided we would not use DRS. For us to then say that the umpires made an error and it is going against us, it is not logical. There is no room for excuses."

Even BCCI chief Anurag Thakur recently expressed his displeasure against the system which has always been under sharp criticism from India.

Thakur said last month that India was ready to accept the DRS, but minus the HawkEye.

Kohli has a couple of times showed his inclination towards DRS after a few umpiring decisions went against India's favour.

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