Team India is locking horns with the Netherlands at the Sydney Cricket Ground in the Super 12 stage of the T20 World Cup 2022. However, when India’s deputy skipper, KL Rahul was pinned leg before, Rohit Sharma did not want him to take a DRS despite the ball sliding down the leg as proven later by hawk-eye.
India got off to a poor start against the Netherlands on Thursday as they lost KL Rahul for nine off 12 balls in the third over, caught leg-before wicket by Paul van Meekeren. While trying to play a flick shot, the Indian opener missed the angled-in full delivery before the ball hit his pad. On-field umpire Ahsan Raza had no hesitation in raising the finger after the Dutch players appealed for leg before.
By the naked eye, the delivery seemed to be sliding down the leg stump. Consequently, KL Rahul rightfully went to have a chat with Rohit Sharma for a DRS appeal. However, the Indian skipper thought the ball would end up hitting the stump and asked Rahul not to go for DRS. The Indian opener was evidently disappointed by the snub but decided to abide by the advice and did not go upstairs, choosing to instead slowly return to the pavilion.
Here is the video of the dismissal of KL Rahul:
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India (Playing XI): KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma (c), Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Arshdeep Singh
Netherlands (Playing XI): Vikramjit Singh, Max ODowd, Bas de Leede, Colin Ackermann, Tom Cooper, Scott Edwards (c & wk), Tim Pringle, Logan van Beek, Shariz Ahmad, Fred Klaassen, Paul van Meekeren
Here is how the netizens reacted to the dismissal:
#KLRahul was not Out..
— 𝘿𝙚𝙚𝙥 𝙍𝙚𝙝𝙖𝙡 (@MomLilPrince) October 27, 2022
— N (@lie_steal_cheat) October 27, 2022
— Sachin (@sachii656) October 27, 2022
Kl rahul was not out 😭😂
— Pranjαℓ ☄︎ (@itsspranjal) October 27, 2022
But clearly missing stumps bro
— sunil raju (@sunilra35181399) October 27, 2022
— Nice Guy (@galatlonda) October 27, 2022
— Bawa (@Bawa199) October 27, 2022
Superb innings Mr.KL Rahul❤️
— Suman Sanyal (@Dustu4U) October 27, 2022
KL Rahul no longer believed in his own batting🥲#INDvsNED
— Pankaj (@ictfan_p) October 27, 2022