Captains divided on review system
Sri Lankan captain Kumar Sangakkara on Sunday called for the umpires' review system to be made mandatory after India defeated his side 2-0 in the Test series.
But his Indian counterpart Mahendra Singh Dhoni was not in favour of the umpires' review system, saying it was not "100 percent fool-proof."
India won the third and final Test by an innings and 24 runs here on Sunday to rise to the top of the International Cricket Council's official Test rankings.
Sangakkara, whose team had also lost the second Test in Kanpur by an innings and 144 runs after the first match ended in a draw, said umpiring errors contributed to the defeat.
"You got to accept the fact that we were outbowled and outplayed," Sangakkara told reporters.
"But not to have the review system when every other side in the world is using the review system, it becomes an extra handicap and it cost us quite a huge amount of runs in the last two Tests.
"This series is probably the best advertisement for having the review system when decisions cost us over 500 runs and a lot of wickets."
The Umpire Decision Review System (UDRS), which allows batting or bowling teams to challenge decisions by on-field umpires through television replays, was not used in the series.
The Indian cricket board declined to say why the system was not used, but media reports indicated the television company broadcasting the series did not want to bear the additional costs involved.
The tourists were set back by umpiring mistakes against in-form batsman Tillakaratne Dilshan in both innings of the final Test.
Dilshan's first-innings century was cut short when English umpire Nigel Llong ruled the batsman caught at forward short-leg even though television replays appeared to show the ball bounced off the pad.
In the second innings, Australia's Daryl Harper ruled Dilshan leg-before to Harbhajan Singh when he padded up to a ball that spun sharply from the middle-stump and hit the batsman's front leg.
Television replays showed the ball missing the leg-stump by at least six inches.
Dhoni did not agree with Sangakkara. "I don't think it is 100 percent fool-proof," he said. "It is not like a vehicle which is 100 per cent bullet proof.
"If you are traveling in one of those vehicles, you would want it to be either 100 per cent bullet-proof or nothing. You don't want to try something that is not fool-proof.
"The system has its own advantages and disadvantages. If we were at the receiving end, I would say its not good. At the same time if your spinners get wickets because of the review system you tend to be on its favoured side.
"It's very difficult to judge right now whether it's good or not."