In a bizarre incident during the crucial match between Kolkata Knight Riders and Rajasthan Royals, the RR management involving Kumar Sangakkara tried to deceive the opposition by changing their batsmen, but the on-field umpires asked them to stick to the original decision.
The incident happened in the second innings of the match when Sanju Samson was dismissed at short mid-wicket off Shivam Mavi. As Samson walked back into the dug-out, cameras showed all-rounder Shivam Dube walking into the field of play.
Sitting two rows behind him in the dugout, RR coach and MCC president Kumar Sangakkara was a bit surprised as he wanted Anuj Rawat to bat at the time.
— Rajasthan Royals (@rajasthanroyals) 8 October 2021
However, as Dubey had already crossed the boundary rope, the swap was not possible, and the umpires, who noticed the move, told Rajasthan that Dubey had to continue. Dubey once again came out to bat on the instructions of the umpires and Rawat went back to the dugout.
According to MCC rules, a batsman’s innings is counted as the innings started after he has entered the field of play.
“The innings of the first two batsmen, and the inning of any new batsman upon the resumption of play after the call of time, shall commence on the call of play. At any time a batsman’s innings shall be deemed to have commenced when that batsman is to play.” takes the first step on the field.” Rule 25.2, the beginning of a batsman’s innings, says
However, Rawat did not have to wait long for his turn after Liam Livingstone was dismissed by Lockie Ferguson. Rawat’s stay was a brief one in itself as Ferguson beat him for pace in the fourth over of the innings to lbw him.
“Jeebo ray! Jeetbo re!”
— Kolkata Knight Riders (@KKRiders) 8 October 2021
In the end, Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) defeated Rajasthan Royals by 86 runs in Match 54 of the Indian IPL 2021 being played in Sharjah on Thursday. Kolkata have almost reached the playoffs with a massive win against Rajasthan.