Little bit of controversy rook place in today’s match between Mumbai Indians and the defending champions Gujarat Titans. On April 25, in Ahmedabad’s Narendra Modi Stadium, in the 35th game of the Indian Premier League 2023, Arjun Tendulkar provided Mumbai Indians a thrilling start against Gujarat Titans. With only 12 runs on the board, the young bowler dismissed Wriddhiman Saha in the third over, quieting the home crowd. Fans were shocked to see that the umpire still let Saha’s review after the DRS timer had expired.
The Review Incident
Ishan Kishan was able to catch Saha behind after Arjun persuaded her to play the short delivery over the leg stump after it took an edge. Mumbai’s plea was confident, and the umpire eventually raised his finger. As anticipated, Saha addressed Shubman Gill, his opening partner, and made the decision to take a review. However, the DRS timer was gone for about two seconds before he received the signal for review.
To everyone’s amazement, though, the umpire approved Saha’s tardy review and requested assistance from the third official. As the ball made minimal contact with the batter’s gloves, DRS displayed a spike. Saha left the pitch as the Mumbai camp screamed in joy. Fans, however, immediately questioned the umpire’s peculiar choice to grant Saha a late review.
Twitter went crazy seeing the Mumbai Team review even after the timer ran out. There were some interesting tweets on social media with the fans not holding back.
Wriddhiman Saha was taken by Arjun Tendulkar early in the innings, while Hardik Pandya was taken out by Piyush Chawla off the first ball of the first over following the powerplay. In the powerplay, Shubman Gill made sure GT maintained their run rate. David Miller and Abhinav Manohar prepared GT for a strong finish after he fell on 56 off 34. Miller then fell on 46 off 22, while Manohar dropped on 42 off 21. When Rahul Tewatia stepped in, Gujarat Titans had a score of 207/6 after 20 overs thanks to his 20 runs in just five balls.
In response, MI rarely managed to get going with the inning. Rashid Khan and Noor Ahmad joined Hardik Pandya and Mohammed Shami in strangling them during the powerplay, and all four bowlers continued to take wickets.