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Delhi Capitals captain Rishabh Pant shook the whole cricket world when he loses control and did unethical gestures during the Delhi Capitals vs Rajasthan Royals league match of the IPL 2022.
Delhi and Rajasthan locked their horns to play the 34th league match of IPL 2022 yesterday(April 22, 2022) in Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai. Winning the toss, Delhi decides to field first.
DC vs RR No ball controversy
Opening the innings, Rajasthan Royal’s opening batsmen made an aggressive partnership and scored 155 runs for the first wicket. With Buttler’s 116 runs Rajasthan Royals scored 222 runs for 2 wickets loss at the end of 20 overs.
Delhi on the other hand struggles to give consistency and gets under a stage where they needed 36 runs off the last over. Obed McCoy bowled the last over where Rovman Powell hit back-to-back sixes off the first three deliveries.
Rajasthan Royals pacer Obed McCoy had bowled a full-toss on the third ball of the over and the Delhi Capitals camp thought it was a definite no-ball. Pant was also seen making gestures to the on-field officials Nitin Menon and Nikhil Patwardhan.
When Amre was talking to the umpire, Rajasthan Royals batter Jos Buttler had walked towards the Delhi Capitals dugout and had a word with Rishabh Pant as well.
In the end, Obed McCoy was able to deliver the final three balls on a good spot and Delhi Capitals stumbled to a 15-run loss.
— Times of Sports (@timesofsports) April 22, 2022
Pant fined, Amre banned
Regarding the incident, DC captain Rishabh Pant and DC’s Assistant Coach Pravin Amre have been fined 100 per cent while Shardul Thakur from Delhi Capitals has been fined 50 per cent of his match fee.
The IPL’s announcement reads: Delhi Capitals captain, Rishabh Pant has been fined 100 percent of his match-fee for breaching the TATA Indian Premier League’s (IPL) Code of Conduct during his team’s match against Rajasthan Royals at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai.
Mr Pant admitted to the Level 2 offence under Article 2.7 of the IPL Code of Conduct and accepted the sanction.
Shardul Thakur from Delhi Capitals has been fined 50 percent of his match-fee for breaching the TATA Indian Premier League’s (IPL) Code of Conduct during his team’s match against Rajasthan Royals at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai.
Mr Thakur admitted to the Level 2 offence under Article 2.8 of the IPL Code of Conduct and accepted the sanction.
Pravin Amre, Assistant Coach, Delhi Capitals has been fined 100 percent of his match-fee for breaching the TATA Indian Premier League’s (IPL) Code of Conduct during his team’s match against Rajasthan Royals at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai. He will also face a one-match ban for the offence.
Mr Amre admitted to the Level 2 offence under Article 2.2 of the IPL Code of Conduct and accepted the sanction.
Rishabh Pant Post-match Speech
“Yes, disappointed, but can’t do much about it. Everyone was frustrated because it was not even close, so I thought it was only a no ball. Everyone in the ground saw that,” Pant said at the post-match presentation.
“I think third umpire should have intervened in between and said it was a no ball, but I can’t change the rule myself I guess.”
Asked if it was all right to send a team management member onto the field to argue for not calling a no-ball, Pant said, “Obviously it wasn’t right, but what happened with us was also not right. It was just the heat of the moment, can’t do much about it.
— Times of Sports (@timesofsports) April 22, 2022
“I think it was the fault of both of the sides, not even only for us because throughout the tournament we have seen some good umpiring.”
Royals captain Sanju Samson said, “It went for a six, it was a full toss and the umpire gave it a normal ball. But batsman wanted it as a no ball.
“I think umpire made his decision very clear and stuck to it.”
Watch Rishabh Pant’s Post-match interview by clicking –> HERE
Shane Watson Felt Disappointed
Delhi assistant coach Shane Watson said what happened in the last over was “disappointing” and umpires decision has to be accepted.
“Look, it was very disappointing what happened in that last over. We weren’t able to put things together for long enough throughout that game up until that point,” Watson said at the post-match press conference.
“In the end, Delhi Capitals don’t stand for what happened in the final over. The umpire’s decision, whether it’s right or wrong, we have to accept. Someone running onto the field. It’s not acceptable, we simply weren’t good enough.”
The break did not help Delhi when play resumed with McCoy conceding just two more runs off the final three deliveries with Powell getting out on the last one.
Asked if the delay resulted in a momentum shift, Watson said “It seems that way, the way the game panned out in the end. There is no question that when there is a big stoppage in the game that can change moment.
“It gave Obed McCoy time to regroup as well. In the end, that stoppage did play into RR’s hand and it was an unfortunate stoppage.”
Watch Shane Watson’s Post-match interview by clicking –> HERE
Sangakarra Refused to comment on the issue
Rajasthan Royals team director Kumar Sangakarra refused to comment on whether what transpired in the last over was acceptable or not, stating that umpires control the game.
“I think it’s the umpire that control the game. The IPL has got a lot of tension and pressure and things can go out of the way.
“So, if we you have a situation like that the umpires control it and the game went on. That’s how I look at it, I cant say what’s acceptable and what’s not.
“The players out here play and the umpires have a tough job in terms of calling the game and our job as support staff is to support the players.”
Watch Kumar Sangakkara’s Post-match interview by clicking –> HERE
With the loss against Rajasthan Royals, Delhi Capitals slips to 6th position in the IPL 2022 points table. Delhi Capitals will play their next league match on April 28 against Kolkata Knight Riders in Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai.