Sachin Tendulkar

Sachin Tendulkar feels technology will be useful only if it is sure of being error-free © Getty Images

Mumbai: Jun 2, 2013

Batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar is still not sure the Decision Review System (DRS) is close to 100 percent fool-proof for him to accept it.

When technology is seen as a panacea for all on-field questionable decisions by umpires, Tendulkar says he is all for technology provided it is foolproof.

“I endorse any technology that is close to being 100 percent. I have an issue with half-baked technologies. If it’s close to foolproof I don’t have a problem with it,” Tendulkar told IANS in an interview.

“Technology is fast becoming an important factor in every sport but we have to be careful to see it is not overdone,” he added.

India is the only country not to accept this technology in cricket. While every country uses DRS in bilateral Test series, India refuses to employ it for the matches it plays.

Football, too, after a lot of deliberation, has agreed to use goal-line technology to ascertain if the ball has crossed the line. Tennis is another sport which for sometime has been using hawk-eye technology for line calls.