IPL 2022: Rinku Singh forgets to make 'T' signal for DRS, umpires ask him to walk off

IPL 2022: Rinku Singh forgets to make ‘T’ signal for DRS, umpires ask him to walk off

The incident happened in the 12th over of KKR's innings.

Rinku Singh and Sam Billings (Photo Credit : Disney+Hotstar)

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) locked horns in the 61st match of the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) on Saturday (May 14). Both teams were in a must-win situation with KKR’s fate hanging by its thread while SRH is still having more than a chance to make it to the top four. The game was expected to be a close one but one interesting incident hogged the limelight during KKR’s innings when the umpires asked Rinku Singh to walk off.

It happened in the 12th over of the innings when T Natarajan bowled a brilliant yorker to the left-handed batter. Rinku wasn’t expecting and the ball hit his toe while the bat was close. However, the on-field umpire upheld the appeal of the fielding team to give it out. Rinku and Sam Billings then walked up to each other to have a discussion and the latter also signalled a DRS sign challenging the on-field decision.

Billings asked for DRS when Rinku should’ve signalled ‘T’

In the meantime, the DRS timer reached zero and the umpires asked Rinku Singh to walk off who thought the DRS was already asked and stood waiting for the decision. However, going by the rules, the batter himself has to signal ‘T’ if he is willing to challenge the decision and not his partner. Accordingly, the umpires denied the fact that Billings asked for a review and didn’t consider it. It should’ve been Rinku who should’ve signalled ‘T’ to take the matter upstairs.

There was a lot of confusion in the middle with the head coach Brendon McCullum also speaking to the fourth umpire and after much deliberation, Rinku Singh was asked to walk off by the umpires. The southpaw could only score five runs off six deliveries and his wicket left KKR struggling at 94/5 in the 12th over of the innings.

Meanwhile, the umpires have gone by the rules to solve the matter and the correct decision was made in the end. Hence, there was not much controversy in the incident.

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