Sydney, Jan 2 (ANI): Michael Hussey, who must have missed the decision review system (DRS) in the first innings of the Melbourne Test against India, believes that there are flaws with the technology used by broadcasters.
Ball tracking would have been irrelevant to Hussey's first-innings dismissal in Melbourne, when he was given out by umpire Marais Erasmus caught for a golden duck, despite Hot Spot indicating the ball had not made contact with his bat or gloves, but rather his sleeve.
Hussey remains a supporter of the DRS, but is sympathetic to India's stance on the issue, which has seen the system barred for this summer's Test and one-day international series in Australia.
India are the only full members of the International Cricket Council who exercise their right to forgo the referral system for games.
They believe the technology is not reliable, a view shared by Hussey, who has doubts over the accuracy of ball-tracking technology used to determine leg-before-wicket decisions.
"I'm a fan of the DRS just to give the umpires a helping hand, for one, and because we want to get more correct decisions in the match," The Sydney Morning Herald quoted Hussey, as saying.
"I still, however, do think the technology can be improved. I'm not 100 per cent convinced there is complete accuracy with the tracking system with the ball, which I believe is one of the reasons why the Indians don't want to use it, which is fair enough," he said.
Doubts were raised during Australia's run chase against New Zealand in Hobart last month when the DRS surprisingly overturned several lbw decisions.
On each occasion, there was conjecture over the ball tracker's projections for deliveries that swung late. (ANI)
Read More: Marai