Sanju Samson’s Rajasthan Royals are currently locking horns with Faf du Plessis-led Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the 13th match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022. During the 15th over of RR innings, Jos Buttler was given out leg before but took the DRS before RCB even started to celebrate to overturn the on-field call.
Rajasthan got off to a steady start after Faf du Plessis won the toss and asked them to bat. They were batting on 107/3 in 16 overs, with Jos Buttler at the crease batting on 40 off 37 balls on a tough Wankhede pitch. During the 15th over, bowled by Harshal Patel, a dipping slow yorker hit the pads on Buttler. The on-field umpire, seeing the ball being hit him on Buttler’s back pad, gave him out.
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However, even before RCB had a chance to celebrate, Buttler went for the review straight away. Knowing that he got some bat before the ball hit his pads, Buttler knew what was coming, and apparently as did Harshal Patel who started walking back to his mark. In the replays, it was clearly visible that there was a thick edge as the third umpire did not even check the Ultra edge and reversed the decision.
Here is the video of the DRS call from Jos Buttler:
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Rajasthan Royals (Playing XI): Jos Buttler, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Devdutt Padikkal, Sanju Samson (c & wk), Shimron Hetmyer, Riyan Parag, Ravichandran Ashwin, Navdeep Saini, Trent Boult, Prasidh Krishna, Yuzvendra Chahal
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Royal Challengers Bangalore (Playing XI): Faf du Plessis (c), Anuj Rawat, Virat Kohli, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Sherfane Rutherford, Shahbaz Ahmed, Wanindu Hasaranga, David Willey, Harshal Patel, Akash Deep, Mohammed Siraj
Here is how the fans reacted to the DRS call:
Who is this brave umpire who overturned Jos Buttler's LBW decision on DRS merely on replay w/o ball-tracking? Totally impressed #RRvsRCB
— Vaitheeswaran K (@vaitheek) April 5, 2022
DRS taken.. not out.. new umpire is on lots of pressure.. don't know how IPL bring rookie umpires..
— Chandra Shekar S (@chandras2332) April 5, 2022
Buttler wins LBW review. This time. #IPL2022
— Spencer Clarke 🎳 (@sharingcharts) April 5, 2022
Buttler not out lol
— A.R.V SIDDHARTH (@imsid_5) April 5, 2022
Buttler given out LBW, but he's not looking worried at all, not out
103-3 with 5 to go#RCBvRR
— ThePoppingCrease (@PoppingCreaseSA) April 5, 2022
Nitin menon savage moment. Lol he seemed disappointed with that on fields decision to give buttler lbw off harshal😂
— Modamutti 💛💙 (@modamutti) April 5, 2022