The KKR players felt that there was indeed a real advantage, but there were a lot of them around the world, who were watching, who felt that Rohit and MI had made a very bad decision, thanks to technology or more precisely the Decision Review System (DRS). .
It was the last delivery of the first round of the Mumbai chase. The 5-time champions, who are struggling a lot this season and are already out of playoff contention, were shaken up early thanks to this rather dubious DRS call.
Tim Southee was the bowler and threw a ball-length back to Rohit, who was looking to defend the ball and appeared to have missed it. The ball appeared to have missed the bat, then ricocheted off his back leg towards KKR keeper Sheldon Jackson who took a low grip. The KKR players appealed, but the referee on the pitch didn’t give it.
Jackson convinced KKR skipper Shreyas Iyer to seek the DRS review and that’s when the real drama began.
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Incredibly, the Ultra-edge technology showed all sorts of spikes, before the ball even hit the bat line. There was also a spike detected as the ball passed the bat, although to the naked eye there appeared to be a gap between the bat and the ball.
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Everyone watching was surprised that there were such large and outrageous spikes on the monitor before the ball even reached the bat line. The third referee, who had to follow the instructions, in terms of what the technology says, asked the referee on the field to reconsider his decision. Rohit has been distributed.
MILLIONS, INCLUDING ROHIT SHARMA LEAVE ASTONISHED
The MI captain stood there for a long time, shaking his head in disbelief. The MI camp, including head coach Mahela Jayawardene, looked completely stunned. It was kind of a reflection of how millions of people around the world were feeling at that time. Rohit, however, had no choice but to walk back. MI was reduced to 2-1. They ultimately lost the match by a whopping 52-point margin.
WHY WERE THERE SPIKES BEFORE THE BALL PASSED THE BAT?
So what really happened there? Ultra-edge technology, part of DRS, is used to differentiate sounds of the ball hitting the bat, pads, clothing, etc.
This is done via a system of stump microphones and cameras in the stadium. The system tracks the different frequencies of sounds and then transmits them to a monitor where the frequency of a defined touch translates to a peak on a monitor. So when there is a smash when the ball goes past the bat, it is clear that the batter has an advantage and if there is a flatline then there is no advantage.
However, what was really surprising on Monday was that the spikes were visible before the ball even crossed the bat. This may be due to a faulty stub microphone or the mic picking up other sounds.
Whatever the reason for the multiple spikes on Ultra-Edge in this case, referees should have the power to stick to a logical decision, regardless of the technology, if the results are clearly wrong or questionable. Technology can malfunction and that’s when human intervention is needed. Hopefully the powers that be will soon address this issue.
Hi @BCCI and @IPL, please look into this case, this type of worst decisions can affect the outcome of all seas… https://t.co/sDe6Vk0dr7
— Rohit Sharma Fanclub India (@Imro_fanclub) 1652115570000
Ultraedge showed a spike before the ball even passed near the bat. Bad luck for Rohit Sharma. https://t.co/917bBQB5zg
— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) 1652113310000
Refereeing level is the worst this ipl season, Rohit sharma was given for this where there are miles gap bet… https://t.co/5Uamyl4bkD
– Jeans. (@CricCrazyJ0hns) 1652113474000
There is a spike before the ball even hits the bat, it looks like it was NOT OUT! Rohit Sharma was unhappy!… https://t.co/2gYNzS1OLg
— Sushant Mehta (@SushantNMehta) 1652113408000
Feel for yourself Rohit Sharma 💔 https://t.co/lcZcuoxqnp
—Asha (@ashaa_45) 1652113112000
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Naturally, it became a huge talking point on social media and most fans think Rohit wasn’t out. After all, there seems to have been a very good chance here that the technology malfunctioned.
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