IPL 2023
CSK Fans Were Unhappy As The DRS Of Ajinkya Rahane Was Delayed
By CricShots - May 6, 2023 8:48 pm
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A wrong call on the field can lead to controversy but when there is a long delay in the implementation of technology, things can turn out to be even more controversial. The game between Mumbai Indians (MI) and Chennai Super Kings (CSK) witnessed something similar as a lot of fans on social media had doubts about the umpire as it was a delay in displaying the ball’s trajectory.

Ajinkya Rahane
Ajinkya Rahane got out after a DRS call

CSK eventually registered a comfortable win by 6 wickets over MI after a clinical bowling effort restricted the opposition to 139/8. The hosts reached a score of 140/4 in almost 18 overs. The game saw some brilliant bowling from CSK bowlers but a long delay in the DRS trajectory grabbed all the limelight.

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Piyush Chawla was bowling the ninth over of the innings and Ajinkya Rahane was facing the last ball of the over. The leg-spinner bowled a full-length googly but the batter failed to pick it well. He lunged forward to defend the ball but was beaten and the ball hit his pads. There was a loud appeal from the bowler and the umpire quickly raised his finger. Both the batters decided to challenge the decision after discussing it amongst themselves.

As the decision went upstairs, replays showed that the ball was pitching outside off and the impact was within the stumps. However, there was a long delay in the succeeding ball tracking before the TV umpire could confirm that the batter was dismissed.

Here is the video of the incident:

Chennai Super Kings (Playing XI): Ruturaj Gaikwad, Devon Conway, Ajinkya Rahane, Moeen Ali, Shivam Dube, Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni (c & wk), Deepak Chahar, Matheesha Pathirana, Tushar Deshpande, Maheesh Theekshana

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Mumbai Indians (Playing XI): Rohit Sharma (c), Ishan Kishan (wk), Cameron Green, Suryakumar Yadav, Tristan Stubbs, Tim David, Nehal Wadhera, Jofra Archer, Piyush Chawla, Akash Madhwal, Arshad Khan

Such an unusual wait for the decision riled up fans on social media and they alleged that cheating had occurred in the match.