Chennai Super Kings’ opener Ruturaj Gaikwad had a forgettable start to his innings in the match against Punjab Kings as he wasted an early DRS call. The incident occurred in the very first over when Arshdeep Singh bowled a delivery that went across the batter, and Gaikwad saw it till the end and let it go to the keeper.
However, the CSK opener decided to review the delivery, challenging the umpire’s call for a wide ball, but the original call stood, and they lost the DRS review.
This early DRS loss could prove to be a costly mistake for CSK in the later part of the innings. They could have easily avoided it, especially when only five balls were played in the innings.
Using the DRS wisely is crucial in the game of cricket, and teams need to make strategic decisions while using it. In this case, CSK could have held back their DRS option and saved it for a more crucial decision in the match.
While it may seem like a small mistake, it could have major implications in the match, especially if a CSK batsman is given out by an umpire but they are short of a DRS review later on.