IPL 2023: “Thoda jyada nahi ho gaya”- Kaif, Chopra and Munaf question Rohit Sharma’s LBW dismissal via DRS

MI chased down RCB's 199 thanks to fifties from Suryakumar Yadav and Nehal Wadhera.

Rohit Sharma's debatable LBW dismissal vs RCB Mumbai Indians (MI) skipper Rohit Sharma’s lean patch with the bat continued as the 36-year-old managed to score just 7 runs against the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) at the Wankhede Stadium on Tuesday, May 9.

Sharma was coming off successive ducks in the encounter and looked good at the crease in the chase of a 200-run target. He and Ishan Kishan opened the innings and the left-hander went after the bowling.

But on the last ball of the fifth over of Mumbai’s innings, Rohit tried to play a shot towards the leg side but was trapped by Hasaranga who made a huge appeal. The on-field umpire was not convinced and so RCB skipper Faf du Plessis took the DRS review and Ultra Edge confirmed no bat was involved.

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After the replays confirmed three reds, Rohit walked back to the dugout in disarray.

However, the dismissal didn’t sit well with Mohammad Kaif, Munaf Patel, and Aakash Chopra, all of whom shared their frustrations on social media. They raised a concern about the 3-m rule.

With reference to the dismissal, the Appendix D of IPL’s playing conditions state that during a DRS review regarding a not-out call, when the point of first interception is 300cm (3m) or more from the stump, the on-field batter shall remain not-out.


By Jatin Sharma - 10 May, 2023

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