Royal Challengers Bangalore has registered its first win in the ongoing IPL 2022 as yesterday it defeated Kolkata Knight Riders by 3 wickets in a match which was played at Dr. D Y Patil Sports Academy, Mumbai. KKR was considered as stronger team of the two before the match started because it came after defeating the defending champions Chennai Super Kings in its first match but situation was completely different as the RCB bowlers wreaked havoc in the KKR batting line up after RCB won the toss and invited the Kolkata franchise to bat first.
KKR kept on losing wickets at regular intervals and despite the fact that its eight batsmen touched the double digit mark, the whole team still got out for just 128 runs in 18.5 overs. Considering the fact that RCB has a very strong batting line-up and even though it lost its first match to Punjab Kings yet in that match, it scored 205 runs, everyone thought that this run-chase will be pretty easy for the Bangalore franchise. However, the KKR bowlers were also bang on target and they dismissed Faf du Plessis, Anuj Rawat and Virat Kohli quickly, making things difficult for RCB. RCB batters David Willey (18), Sherfane Rutherford (28) and Shahbaz Ahmed (27) played useful knocks and took their team near the target but it was Dinesh Karthik (14) who finished the match in style and RCB won the match by 3 wickets with 4 balls remaining in its innings.
While Faf du Plessis was quite superb as far as his captaincy is concerned, there was a moment when he committed a big mistake and Twitterati didn’t miss the opportunity of having some fun at his expense. On the last ball of the 16th over which was bowled by Harshal Patel to Varun Chakravarthy, the latter played it with straight bat but Patel felt that the ball hit the shoes and he made a strong appeal for lbw.
When the on-field umpire gave negative decision, the RCB skipper believed his bowler and went for DRS. It was clearly seen in the replay that ball had hit the bat and it was quite an embarrassment as Faf du Plessis is too experienced to make such a silly mistake.
It won’t be wrong to say that Faf du Plessis must have been in a hurry to wrap up the KKR innings as they had already lost 9 wickets until this DRS but still Twitter was in no mood to let him go away and this is how people reacted:
Worst review of the season, unlikely to see anything worse.
— Saurabh Malhotra (@MalhotraSaurabh) March 30, 2022
Siraj has spread the DRS disease to Faf as well.
Come on,Quarantine him soon, otherwise it'll spread to everyone else in the team.#IPL2022
— Akash Kumar Jha (@Akashkumarjha14) March 30, 2022
— 😉 😛 🙁 :-/ !-( (@Praneeth4123) March 30, 2022
Faf learnt drs reviwing from thepla
— Zophy 🇮🇳 (@ZophyIS) March 30, 2022
Rcb using DRS like , Me using my dad’s money 😂
— Rahul Ramu (@RahulRamu33) March 30, 2022
Faf deserves whole season ban after this DRS
— Suhit Data (@Suhitd_18) March 30, 2022
Siraj can convince anyone to take DRS
— Spaceshibe (@Arsenik_Lahk) March 30, 2022
— B (@Rohitian1945) March 30, 2022
Impressive how quickly Faf has learned to ignore Siraj's opinion on DRS calls.
— Ashwin (@AshwinR94) March 30, 2022
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