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Delhi Capitals captain Rishabh Pant believes the third referee should have “intervened” to rule on the no-ball non-call in Friday night’s game final against Rajasthan Royals. He argued that the decision to stick with the on-field decision had proved “costly” for his team, which lost the game by 15 runs. However, the team’s assistant coach, Shane Watson, disagreed with his captain, saying the umpire’s decision should be “accepted”, and distanced himself from the scenes that followed, including Pant hitting his batters – Rovman Powell and Kuldeep Yadav – asked to be walked. from.
It was the third delivery from the last left of Capitals’ chase of Royals’ 222, a hip-high full toss from Obed McCoy, which pulled Powell for a six. Powell had started the over with 36 runs and had just hit three sixes in a row. The six were spotted, but the Capitals side also expected a no-ball for pitch, which would have shaved a run off goal and given them a free hit, leaving Powell on a task similar to what MS Dhoni had done. had done the night before. However, there was no signal and drama ensued when both Powell and Kuldeep questioned the on-field umpires Nitin Menon and Nikhil Patwardhan.

Pant and the rest of the Capitals dugout were also seen gesturing from the dugout and asking their batters to continue the argument even though the rules don’t allow a no-ball to be referred unless a wicket is being assessed.

Seeing the umpires stick to their guns, Pant even asked his batters to walk away, and Royals’ leg pinner Yuzvendra Chahal tried to stop Kuldeep from doing so. Chaos reigned when Pant next asked Pravin Amre, another Capitals assistant coach, to go inside and talk to the umpires. At the same time, Watson tried to calm Pant. Jos Buttler, who had hit what turned out to be a match-winner a century earlier, also walked over to Pant, seemingly furious at Pant’s actions.

Play eventually resumed, but Capitals came up short when McCoy corrected his line and bowled slower.

Pant later defended his actions. “In the end, Powell gave us a chance,” he told Pommie Mbangwa during the post-match briefing with the host. “I thought no-ball could be valuable to us. I thought we could have checked that no-ball, but [that is] not under my control. Yes, disappointed, but there’s not much we can do about it.”

The Capitals camp had been left “frustrated” by the umpires’ refusal to refer the legality of that third delivery, Pant said. “Everyone in the ground saw it. I think the third umpire should have stepped in and said it was a no-ball, but I can’t change the rule myself.”

When asked by Mbangwa if he regretted asking Amre to go in and talk to the umpires, Pant acknowledged his mistake but reasoned that “Obviously it wasn’t right, but what happened wasn’t right either.” good”. “It was the heat of the moment, there’s not much I can do about it,” he said. “I think it was on both sides, not just us, because we saw good umpires throughout the tournament. I thought we could have done a pretty good job.”

Watson: ‘Must accept referee’s decision’
Watson thought that Pant might have been distracted by the way Capitals had to catch up throughout the game. “It’s very disappointing what happened in that last one,” Watson said. “Unfortunately we were in that position in the game because we couldn’t put things together long enough until then.

“Ultimately, the one thing you don’t stand for at the Delhi Capitals is what happened. The decision of the umpires, whether it’s right or wrong, we have to accept it. We certainly cannot accept someone running onto the pitch It’s not good enough.”

Watson agreed that the interruption allowed the Royals to regroup. Sanju Samson spoke to McCoy during the break to rethink his bowling plan for the last three pitches, in which he gave up just three runs and Powell caught the last ball.

“There’s no question that when there’s such a big break in the game, it can change the momentum,” Watson said. “It also gave McCoy some time to regroup. That break played into the hands of Rajasthan Royals. It was an unfortunate break. In the end, you have to accept the decision of the umpires, whatever it is – whether it’s a good or not so good, you just have to continue with the game.

“As young people we are always taught that we have to accept the decision of the referees. We should have done that.”

Sangakkara: ‘Referees determine the game’
When he spoke, Samson decided to put the controversy aside.

“It went for a six, it was a full toss,” Samson told the presenter. “Umpire gave him a normal ball. Batsman actually wanted it as a no-ball. The referee made his decision very clear.”

The Royals team director, Kumar Sangakkara, also drew a line on the post-match press interaction. “It’s the umpires who control the game,” he said. “I know the IPL has a lot of pressure, a lot of tension and things can go either way. I don’t think I can really dictate what is acceptable and what is not.”

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