Originally posted by Palynka
But how could they know they would be the ones benefiting?
They didn't. They just seem to feel they get the short end of the stick - which is untrue.
I think it goes a little deeper than what many people sees. The pitches in Asia and the sub-continent are slower and lower bouncing, so the Indians are more used to these conditions. When they then ask for reviews on (especially LBW) decisions they are sure are out, their reviews get turned down meaning they lose review chances, which means they might not be able to later review actual horribly bad calls.
So, because they can't figure out which decisions need to be reviewed, they are voting against using a system that is in place to overturn obviously bad decisions.
Unfortunately in this series they had ALL the luck, about 7 decisions which would have been turned around in South Africa's favour, which really irritates the home fans.
There is then the people who, because of match-fixing scandals of the past, feel there are Indian bookmakers who pay the umpires to 'help' India along. This conspiracy theory is compounded by umpires grumbling because they want bigger pieces of the monetary pie that is international cricket.
I don't believe this is the case, merely the Indians who can't figure out how to properly use the system.