ISLAMABAD: There has been a constant question mark over the use of technology in this edition of the Indian Premier League. Ultra-Edge have picked edges that didn’t exist and vice-versa while on one instance, there was no DRS available due to a power failure. If that wasn’t enough, what transpired during the IPL 2022 Qualifier between Gujarat Titans and Rajasthan Royals left everyone puzzled. The speedometer showed R Ashwin bowling a delivery at, wait for it, 131.6 kph.
Yes, you read that right. In the eighth over of the Titans innings, Ashwin bowled a ball at his normal speed, which must have been around the 85-95 kph-mark. But surprisingly, the speedometer showed the ball to be bowled at over 130 kph, which Matthew Wade glided away for a single. Sure enough, users on Twitter were quick to spot the glaring error and expressed their opinions on the gaffe.