During an unusual play in a Tamil Nadu Premier League game between Dindigul Dragons and Ba11sy Trichy in Coimbatore, two players reviewed the identical ball bowled by R Ashwin. In the 13th over, Trichy’s R Rajkumar successfully challenged an on-field caught-behind call by umpire K Srinivasan. As a result, Ashwin requested a second review of the call.
The captain of Dindigul, Ashwin, appeared to be dissatisfied with the original judgment being reversed and spoke with both on-field umpires, Srinivasan and MV Saidharshan Kumar. The TV umpire, S Nishaanth, once more determined that it was not out.
Right-handed batter Rajkumar was struck by a carrom ball that Ashwin turned away, and wicketkeeper B Indrajith successfully caught the ball behind the stumps. Nishaanth determined after several replays that the bat, not the ball, had made contact. The TV umpire “saw a gap between bat and ball” when the UltraEdge recorded a significant spike when the bat touched the ground. According to him, the separation was large enough to overturn the on-field out choice.
The TV umpire reexamined the UltraEdge graphics after the second review and concluded that the “spike was due to the bat hitting the ground” and that there was “a gap between bat and ball.”
As Dindigul went on to win by six wickets, the ruling had no bearing on the outcome. But Ashwin conveyed his disappointment with the choice after the game.
He added, “Looking at the big screen, I felt [it was out],” at the post-match presentation. “DRS is a brand-new regulation in this contest. Even when there is an edge, the spike [on UltraEdge] typically moves in front of the bat. Additionally, there must be convincing evidence in order to reverse the on-field call. I was a little disappointed that they had turned it around. I thus studied it in the hopes that the umpires would interpret it differently.
Adithya Ganesh, another Dindigul player, supported the choice of his captain to request a second review of the same ball.
It was quite close, don’t you think? At the news conference following the game, Ganesh said, “It happens. “From the inside, I thought it was a close call. Again, he made the proper decision to take the DRS when it came to Ash anna (brother).
Although the TNPL is in its eighth season, this is the first time DRS and the Impact Player rule have been implemented.
After being left out of the starting lineup for the World Test Championship match against Australia, which ended on June 11 at The Oval, Ashwin took a flight from London to his birthplace of Chennai. On June 13, the day before Dindigul’s opening match against Trichy, he arrived in Coimbatore. His final numbers were 4-1-26-2.
Ashwin said, “I feel jet lagged. “I stretched a little. The first ten overs of the game were fine when it first started. The body stiffened as the game went on. Even though I have jet lag, I still wanted to play with the guys.
Ashwin had stated that he intended to be available for the entire TNPL 2023 during the TNPL auction that was held in Mahabalipuram on February 23. But if the Dragons advance to the playoffs, which begin on July 7, Ashwin will probably be unable to play because India’s tour of the West Indies will start on July 12 with the first Test in Dominica.
Washington Sundar made his TNPL debut for Siechem Madurai Panthers earlier on Wednesday after he recovered from a hamstring injury in the afternoon match in Coimbatore. Washington led Madurai to a six-wicket loss against Nellai Royal Kings by scoring 19 off 17 balls at number four and bowling two wicketless overs for 17 runs.