Apr 25, 2023, 21:27 IST

IPL 2023: Twitter reacts as Saha takes DRS after the official timer ran down


TATA Indian Premier League 2023 season has officially reached its half way stage of the tournament. The game on Tuesday saw, 5 time champions Mumbai Indians take on Gujarat Titans who are the defending champions. Both the teams came into the game with contrasting results in their previous game. Gujarat Titans had pulled off an heist by beating Lucknow in a close game. Mumbai on the other hand, had lost to Punjab Kings in a high scoring at home on Saturday night.

The story so far –

Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma, won the toss and chose to bowl. There were two changes for the visiting Mumbai side. Hrithik Shokeen and Jofra Archer were out as Kumar Kartikeya and Riley Meredith made their way to the XI. A win for the home team will propel them up the table, while a Mumbai win will keep them in the hunt for a place in the final 4.

Saha takes review after the clock runs out –

Shubman Gill strode out to the middle along with discarded veteran India wicket keeper Wriddhiman Saha. The 1st ball of the 3rd over saw Arjun Tendulkar bowl short down the leg side to Saha as the Gujarat opener went for a pull.

Ishan Kishan and Arjun Tendulkar went up for a huge appeal as the umpire put his finger up. There was a huge wait but much to everyone’s surprise Saha went for the DRS once the timer had run down. Despite taking the DRS the 3rd umpire ruled Saha out.

Shubman Gill scores a masterful half century –

Despite the loss of Saha, the young opener from Gujarat Titans, Shubman Gill was showing his silky touch. Gill, was out for a duck in the last game but on Tuesday he was showing every shot in the book. The 23 year old was out for 56 off 34 balls with 7 fours and a six.

Twitter reacts –

Once the entire controversy happened, the fans took to Twitter and asked if Saha taking the DRS was allowed. You can read all the tweets by the fans below.