Chennai is taking on Mumbai in the 59th match of the Indian T20 League 2022. Mumbai asked Chennai to bat first after winning the toss at the Wankhede Stadium. The men in yellow had a disappointing start in an important match. They lost early wickets, which put them under pressure.
The first wicket of Devon Conway, however, was the one that caught everyone’s attention. A length ball by Daniel Sams on the second ball of the innings was given out, LBW. The ball, however, was missing the leg stumps. Devon Conway wished to take the DRS, but it wasn’t available due to a power cut at the Wankhede Stadium.
This accounted for fans to lash out on Twitter. Many believed that the match should not have started with a proper system in place. “TheThe biggest league in the world @IPL, no #DRS just because of power?? Is this a kind of joke ?? It’s not out #umpire calls just senseless,” wrote a fan.Â
“Whatever may be… Today is already fixed .. this is called original match-fixing… No DRS in world class T20 league… Can you believe this?” wrote another angry fan.
Meanwhile, Chennai did not have anything going for them in the innings. They kept losing wickets regularly and struggled to get the runs on the board. MS Dhoni stuck around in the game scoring important runs. The team only managed 87 runs in the first 15 overs, losing 9 wickets along the way. This innings put the chances of Chennai qualifying for the playoffs in problem.
Here is how Twitter reacted
El Clasico of #IPL2022 , the two best teams going head to head and one the 1st ball of the match umpire giving a blunder.
Batsman taking a review, but guess whatðŸ˜… power cut in the stadium and no review. Just walk back.
Now power comes back, DRS is onðŸ™„ Wth
â€” tinoðŸ¤ (@TinoshThomas) May 12, 2022
â€” Salem Updates (@SalemUpdates_) May 12, 2022
TheThe biggest league in the world @IPL, no #DRS just because of power?? Is this a kind of joke ?? It’s not out #umpire calls just senseless #IPL2022 #CSKvsMI @mipaltan @ChennaiIPL #powercut #umpire #DRS pic.twitter.com/Z3D6m9PbtC
â€” Pavan Sai (@pavansaigosala) May 12, 2022
â€” Sá´œÉ¢una ðŸ’› (@suguna_ravanan) May 12, 2022
DRS NAHI CHAHIYE AMBANI JI,
â€” ER YUVRAJSINH RAULJI ðŸ‘·â€â™‚ï¸ (@imeryuvrajsinh) May 12, 2022
DRS hote hue jab #RohitSharmað“ƒµ out ho sakta hai, tab thik.
But No DRS & #powercut, sab blame fixing, umpire, Ambani, etc.
â€” Her Admirer and His Fan (@FirstEncounter) May 12, 2022
Not only him, everyone on the field at that moment to be honest! Uss ball ki alaga se kahi clip mile toh dekh lena, the way he went to the umpire to confirm ki DRS nahi le sakta batter!
â€” iamthefatguy (@agarwal9599) May 12, 2022
2 of those 6 wickets are unfair. Have u not seen the match? No DRS no match
â€” Real time Entertainment (@oscarsdsouza337) May 12, 2022
Cancel the drs for full match other wise its unfair
â€” Arul (@imarul071) May 12, 2022
â€” Deepak Sabbineni (@DeepakSabbineni) May 12, 2022
Unlucky for Devon Conway, the ball was missing leg stump. He couldn’t take the DRS due to powercut in the stadium. pic.twitter.com/kyaUJsZw9e
â€” Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) May 12, 2022