Most bowlers are fireballs of energy after stepping onto the cricket field but their over-eagerness can also affect the team in a negative manner. Such was the case when the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) pacer, Mohammed Siraj convinced his skipper to take a review after the umpire ruled the batter to be not out, causing a DRS wastage.
After being eliminated from the race to playoffs, Sunrisers Hyderabad had a dismal start in the game against Royal Challengers Bangalore as well. They scored 33/2 by the end of five overs as Michael Bracewell got a couple of crucial wickets for RCB. The visitors were able to restrict the batters in the powerplay but the only negative from the first 30 deliveries was the wastage of a review from them and it garnered a lot of attention.
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Mohammed Siraj was bowling the third over of the innings and he pitched the second delivery of the over outside off to Abhishek Sharma angling away from the batter. After collecting the ball behind the stumps, Anuj Rawat was convinced that the batter had nicked the ball.
Apart from him, Siraj was also confident that Abhishek has made contact with the ball and it is a dismissal. As a result of being confident about his judgment, Siraj insisted that the review should be taken to overturn the decision.
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The skipper kept faith in his judgment and opted for a DRS. However, the snicko showed that there wasn’t any spike proving Siraj’s judgment to be absolutely wrong.
Here is the video of the incident:
— Junglee Russell (@JungleeRussell) May 18, 2023
The team lost a review as a result and the Indian pacer faced a lot of criticism on Twitter after the occurrence.
siraj wicket lene ko bola tha review waste krne ke liye nahi 🥲
— fatima✨ (@fatiketweets) May 18, 2023
Siraj lvde k baal … u know u have to go back ??
— SG 👑 (@RCBSG30) May 18, 2023
The team siraj plays for should be given at least 5-10 extra drs reviews. #RCBvSRH
— Sumedha (@cricguppwsumms) May 18, 2023
Faf bhai… Siraj ke chakkar me review mat liya karo yaar#RCBvSRH
— Abhishek (@Abhytwtz) May 18, 2023
#Siraj inspired by his boss always takes the wrong review. Need a captain like #Rohit to calm him down. And #Rawat was pathetic there @cinemawaleghosh
— nikhil sahni (@nikhilsahni_) May 18, 2023
Siraj is such a brainless guy
— Manu (@vasista_manu) May 18, 2023
One DRS Wasted By Siraj Bhai😪#SRHvsRCB #RCBvSRH pic.twitter.com/X1Q2xOZG7R
— ದೊನ್ನೆ_ಬಿರಿಯಾನಿ 2.O✨ (@SreeDharaNEL56) May 18, 2023
Pls don't allow Siraj to review anything during the WTC finals
— Neel Patel (@NeelPatel189) May 18, 2023
No one matches Siraj's clownism in RCB squad
— Mad King 🌹 (@balajik_11) May 18, 2023