Ajinkya Rahane reveals request he made to umpire after Chris Lynn miraculous escape [VIDEO]

by Ajit Singh Khanna | Posted on Monday, April 8th, 2019 | 0

During the second ball of the fourth over of Kolkata Knight Riders’ (KKR) chase, opener Chris Lynn failed to read a sharp in-swinger from Rajasthan Royals (RR) fast bowler Dhawal Kulkarni. The ball went on to flick the top of leg stump, prompting the bail to light up.

The scorecard should read: Lynn b Kulkarni (13), right? It wasn’t to be. No, it wasn’t a no ball. Nor was it an illegal delivery in any other way either. Yet, the batsman survived.

Even as Kulkarni and company started to celebrate and Lynn was on his way back to the pavilion, everything stopped after noticing the bails were intact. It hadn’t been dislodged, a rule that works in favour of the batsman. Lynn stayed put. Miraculously (see video below).

Consequently, RR captain Ajinkya Rahane was seen having a chat with the. on-field umpire while wearing a wry smile.

“The rules are what they are, but I told the umpire, at least don’t declare it a boundary,” Rahane revealed in the press conference. “It’s already so tough for the bowlers in T20 format. And in such a situation, it can maybe be declared a dead ball.”

Rahane’s request was denied and four byes were added to KKR’s total, who went on chase RR’s 140-run target with eight wickets and 37 balls to spare.

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