During the 6th match of Indian Premier League 2022, Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) took one of the worst possible DRS in the history of IPL. The incident happened on the very last ball of the 16th over when Varun Chakravarthy tried to defend a straight full-length delivery, Bowler Harshal Patel appealed as he thought the ball has hit Varun’s shoes.
RCB’s captain Faf du Plessis Fielding at the boundary line looked at Harshal Patel who convinced him for the Review and he signaled a T sign for DRS. In the slow-motion replay, it was found that the ball hit right in the middle of his bat of Varun which proved to be one of the worst reviews taken by any team in the IPL. The DRS was so worst and comical that even Captain du Plessis had a smile on his face in the end.
The Decision Review System was introduced to help players have another look at the umpire’s decision if they are not in Favor of the umpire’s decision. DRS is generally taken in a very close call or when the team or the player is sure that the decision is wrong. However, most of the time the players are just taking a strategical DRS to slow the pace of the game.
IPL Management has already increased DRS from 1 to 2 for the 2022 IPL to make sure that there is fair gameplay and no team would feel the heat of the Umpire’s decision.
As far as the game is concerned Royal Challengers beat Kolkata Knight Riders in a very close game at DY Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai, After winning the toss RCB’s skipper du Plessis appointed KKR to bat first and they just managed to get 128 in 18.5 overs and failed to play their quota of 20 overs thanks to Sri Lankan Import Wanindu Hasranga who took 4 wickets, In the chase RCB were also struggling at 122 for 7 after 19 overs and needing 7 from the last over but a calm and experienced Dinesh Karthik got the job done in 2 balls with a four and Six to give RCB their first win of the season.
— Bleh (@rishabh2209420) March 30, 2022