The launch of DRS 

On July 23, 2008, DRS was used for the first time in cricket in modern cricket 

The Decision Review System (DRS) was used as a trial for the first time in the Colombo Test match between India and Sri Lanka.

In which match was it used for the first time?

Virender Sehwag is the first cricketer to have been given out via DRS in international cricket.

Who was the first victim

Sehwag's wicket raised a lot of questions

However, the decision was a faulty one and many fingers were pointed at it. 

How did Sehwag lose his wicket?

Muralitharan's ball hit the leg-stump line and then Sehwag's pad, which was not given by the on-field umpire. But he was then given out by the DRS.

what caused the controversy?

The wicket was given as the ball would have hit the middle stump. DRS completely ignored the fact that the ball hit the front pad and changed direction before hitting the back pad. Had this been kept in mind, he would have not been out.

When is DRS used?

When the on-field umpire's decision is appealed by the players, who feel that the umpire's decision is wrong. Then the wicket is analysed by the third umpire via DRS after which the final verdict is given.

Sachin and Dravid were also victims

During the same Test, Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid also lost their wickets to DRS.

When was it officially implemented?

DRS was officially introduced by the ICC on November 24, 2009 during the first Test between New Zealand and Pakistan in Dunedin.

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