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“It’s such a big league, generator could’ve been used”- Sehwag on non-availability of DRS in MI-CSK game

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On Thursday, Mumbai Indians (MI) defeated Chennai Super Kings (CSK) by five wickets in their IPL 2022 encounter, officially ending CSK’s chances for playoffs.

CSK had a poor batting performance, being bowled out for 97 in 16 overs, and despite a valiant effort from the bowlers, the MI ultimately won their third match of the season.

However, the game was marred by controversy in the early innings when the Decision Review System (DRS) was unavailable owing to power outages. As a result, CSK lost an early wicket in form of  Devon Conway, who was given LBW out despite replays showing that the ball would’ve most likely missed the leg-stump. 

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Many fans were shocked and outraged when the DRS was not available, and former Indian cricketer Virender Sehwag said it was a disadvantage for the CSK. The DRS became available after the first two overs of the game, but CSK had already deployed their top-order hitters.

“It was astonishing that DRS was unavailable due to power cut. It’s such a big league that a generator can be used. Whatever software there was, that could have been run with power generated through backup. This is a big question for the BCCI,” Sehwag said on Cricbuzz.

“What will happen if there is a power cut? Is the generator only for stadium lights and not for the broadcasters and their systems? If the match was happening then DRS should definitely have been used. Or DRS should not have been used in the entire match because this was a disadvantage for Chennai. If Mumbai were batting first then they would have suffered,” Sehwag further said.

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