IPL 2023
Netizens Troll Rahmanullah Gurbaz For Wasting The DRS
By CricShots - May 8, 2023 11:13 pm
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Cricket is a team sport at its core but the battles on the field are largely individual, as are a lot of successes and failures. Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) opener, Rahmanulah Gurbaz was criticized for his antics as he wastefully took a review in hopes of retaining his wicket, despite being told not to by Roy.

Rahmanullah Gurbaz
Rahmanullah Gurbaz

Kolkata Knight Riders’ struggles at the top of the order continued against Punjab Kings as their openers once again failed to preserve the first wicket till the end of the powerplay. However, the damage was even worse for the team on Monday as they not only had to endure an early dismissal but also the unnecessary wasting a review following a shambolic miscommunication on the field.

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Rahmanullah Gurbaz was on strike in the fifth over against Nathan Ellis and charged down the track on the fourth delivery of the six-ball affair. The attempted flick shot by Rahmanullah Gurbaz found no connection with the willow as he was completely deceived by the back-of-the-hand slower ball and the Kookaburra thumped into his pads plumb in front of the stumps.

The umpire raised the finger immediately after the KKR openers had completed their run but the Afghan batter was unconvinced by the decision and sought his batting partner’s opinion on the matter.

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From across the pitch, Roy patted his bat, evidently asking whether Rahmanullah Gurbaz had nicked the ball but much to his disbelief, the wicket-keeper batter straightaway signaled for a DRS. Roy was utterly disappointed as he wanted to stop Gurbaz from going through with the action but it was too little too late and the replays confirmed the inevitable, resigning Gurbaz to a slow trudge back to the pavilion.

Here is the video of the incident:

The Twitterati was quick to blame the batter for his hurry in taking a decision despite ample time left on the timer and flooded social media with their reactions.