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Babar Azam’s DRS Blunder Amuses Fans: Rizwan and Netizens Join the Fun
By CricShots - Sep 11, 2023 7:30 pm
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In the intense clash between India and Pakistan in the ongoing Asia Cup 2023, a moment of light-heartedness unfolded that showcased the influence of hope and despair in cricket decisions. Pakistan’s attempt to challenge a decision involving Virat Kohli, suspecting he had nicked the ball, ended up amusingly for the Indian captain, who had a good-natured exchange with the Pakistani wicketkeeper.

Babar Azam
Babar Azam agreed for a DRS

India resumed their innings on the reserve day with KL Rahul and Virat Kohli forming an unbeaten century partnership. Pakistan, eager for a wicket, brought their main strike bowlers, Naseem Shah and Shaheen Afridi, into the attack.

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However, their frustration led to an ill-fated decision to use their last remaining review. In the 29th over, Kohli faced Naseem Shah, who attempted to strangle the batsman down the leg side with a back-of-length delivery. Although Kohli had previously hit an elegant boundary, he failed to connect with this particular ball, which went into Mohammad Rizwan’s gloves.

A faint sound was heard as the ball passed Kohli, convincing skipper Babar Azam and the bowler-keeper pair that a nick had occurred. Without much hesitation, Pakistan decided to review the decision, leading to immediate amusement from Kohli.

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Cameras captured Kohli wearing a wide grin as he walked off the pitch. He had a brief exchange with Rizwan, seemingly informing him that the ball had only struck his thigh pad. Replays confirmed Kohli’s claim, and the incident became a topic of humor on social media, with many fans poking fun at Pakistan’s decision-making.