These two Indian legends were the first to be given out by technology

The concept of having a third umpire in cricket was designed by former Sri Lankan Test cricketer and cricket writer Mahinda Wijesinghe. Third umpire was first introduced in Test cricket in 1992 during the India-South Africa series.

On 14th November,1992, on the second day of the Durban  test, Sachin Tendulkar was the first batsman to be given out (run out) by Third umpire,television replays on the second day of the Test.  Tendulkar was dismissed for 11. Karl Liebenberg was the umpire who gave the decision.


Another Indian legend, Virender Sehwag was the first batsman to be declared out by DRS as he padded a ball from Muttiah Muralitharan in the second innings of the first test of the 2008 test series between India and Sri Lanka in Colombo. The umpire Mark Benson had originally ruled in favour of the batsman. Sri Lanka went for the review and the original decision was reversed and Sehwag was dismissed for 13, becoming the first batsman to be given out by the much debated Decision Review System. Indeed it took technology to get two of the greatest batsman out.

About Amritanshu Gupta

Amritanshu Gupta
Amritanshu Gupta is an award-winning Indian radio journalist known for his high profile radio campaigns.

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  1. Sehwag was the most dangerous player in Tests. Two triple and four double hundreds in his Test career is a weighty achievement.

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