Following the backlash over the UltraEdge technology, another technical issue was discovered during IPL Qualifier 1 in Kolkata on Tuesday. It happened at the Eden Gardens, where Rajasthan was defending 189. The incident occurred when ace spinner Ravichandran Ashwin was bowling against Shubman Gill.
Speed Gun Error on Ravichandran Ashwin Delivery
The speed gun suddenly showed Ashwin bowling at 131.6 kmph. Given that he is a spinner, bowling at such a fast pace is nearly impossible. Fans took screenshots of the error and began making hilarious comments on it.
— Sunny Singh (@SunnySi40932868) May 25, 2022
Some fans believe Shoaib Akhtar is now worried, while others believe Ashwin is interested in winning the Swiggy Instasmart Fastest Delivery award.
Former Indian cricketer Mohammed Kaif praised Ravichandran Ashwin for his outstanding performance.
Mohammed Kaif tweeted, “Dear Ashwin, is there anything in cricket you can’t do? Master spinner, impact batsman, time to start bowling at 150 kph. You are a champion all-rounder. @ashwinravi99”.
Meanwhile, the Rajasthan Royals used Jos Buttler’s 56-ball-89 to post a winning total of 188 for six in 20 overs, which seemed reasonable given the circumstances. However, Hardik Pandya (40 not out off 27 balls) and David Miller (68 not out off 38 balls) added 101 runs in exactly 10 overs to seal the deal with three balls to spare.
Gujarat has qualified for their first IPL final as a result of the win, while the Royals will now face the winner of the Eliminator, with the winner securing the second spot in the final. The Eliminator will take place on Wednesday, while the Qualifier 2 will take place on Friday.
For a team that many predicted would finish last due to some out-of-the-box selections, they turned out to be the most consistent and will now play in front of their home crowd at the Narendra Modi Stadium, where over 100,000 people will be cheering them on.