DHT22 sensor data pin reading low

Hi Team Nordic,

According to the AM2302 (DHT22) datasheet, the data pin will be pulled to high state in idle state. But in my case, when i am reading the data pin before even sending any signal to the sensor, i am reading 0 on the data pin. I am using p0.07 (pin 9 ) as data pin. VCC -> 5V, GND -> GND.

Am i not reading the pin correctly or is it a communication protocol error that i have to figure out?

Please find attached the image with output.