During the 6th match of IPL 2022, Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) took one of the worst DRS in the history of IPL.
The incident took place on the last ball of the 16th over when Varun Chakravarthy defended a full-length ball (almost a yorker). Bowler Harshal Patel appealed thinking the ball hit Varun’s shoes. It was one of the worst reviews taken by a IPL team. Even du Plessis had a bit of a smile on his face after third umpire made his decision.
RCB Captain Faf du Plessis, who was standing at the boundary, looked at Harshal and went on to take the review. In the slow-mo, it was found that the ball hit right in the middle of the bat of Varun.
The Decision Review System (DRS) was launched for the players to have one other take a look at the umpire’s decision. DRS is mostly taken in a really shut name or when the staff or the participant is certain that the choice is unsuitable. Nevertheless, more often than not the players are simply taking a calculative guess after a quick discussion.
Nevertheless, there are sometimes situations when the staff or the player is simply interested in what occurred and take a wild DRS. More often than not, these situations arrive when an excited bowler desires a overview and the captain would not wish to harm the bowler’s emotions.