KKR vs SRH: Watch – Rahmanullah Gurbaz stormed out after not reviewing his dismissal due to ball tracking and unavailability of UltraEdge

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KKR vs SRH: Watch - Rahmanullah Gurbaz left fuming after failing to review his dismissal due to ball-tracking and UltraEdge's unavailability


Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) batsman Rahmanullah Gurbaz played a decent knock in the final of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 against Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH). The summit clash of the tournament between the teams took place at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai.

Chasing the target of 114 runs, even though Kolkata Knight Riders lost Sunil Narine (6) early, Rahmanullah Gurbaz made sure to keep one end. The wicketkeeper-batsman played a perfect second fiddle to Venkatesh Iyer, who was very good with the bat and played exceptionally well.

Rahmanullah Gurbaz played some glorious shots in his innings and from the way he batted, he looked ready to finish the game. However, he was unlucky as the DRS was not available and the batsman had to make a long walk back to the pavilion at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai.

During the fifth ball of the ninth over, Shahbaz Ahmed bowled a delivery which Rahmanullah Gurbaz stooped to sweep. The ball dribbled towards fine leg and the bowler went to appeal while the umpire raised his finger after taking a good look.

Rahmanullah Gurbaz immediately went to check it. The ball seemed to be coming down the leg, but the ball tracking and the UltraEdge had gone down and the fielding call remained and the batsman had to make the long walk back. He was extremely furious and livid.

Here is the video:

Rahmanullah Gurbaz played a vital innings for his team and finished with 39 innings off 32 balls. He batted at a strike rate of over 121 and also hit 5 fours and 2 sixes in his innings, adding 91 runs for the second wicket with Venkatesh Iyer.

Venkatesh Iyer (52*) came out firing and maintained his good form. He continued from where he left off in Qualifier 1 and scored a vital half-century. His sensational knock ensured that Kolkata Knight Riders won the game in 11 overs to win their third title.

When you work hard for 2 months and the result is special – Rahmanullah Gurbaz

Rahmanullah Gurbaz after the victory spoke about his mother’s health. He said that he also wanted to prepare for the World Cup and stated that after working hard for 2 months, the result was special for them. He stated:

“I think she’ll be watching, she’s fine now. Before the game I talked to my mom. I asked her what do you want and she said: nothing, just to win. Salty played well and my expectation was that the World Cup was approaching.

“I wanted to prepare, I also had to be ready if Salty got injured, I understood that and I was well prepared. I am a two-time IPL champion, I am lucky. When you work hard for 2 months and the result is special.” He concluded.