Rishabh Pant, the captain of Delhi Capitals (DC), was enraged by a no-ball decision in the last over of his team’s match against Rajasthan Royals (RR) on Friday. Wasim Jaffer, a former India batsman, believes the DC captain was wrong to order his players to abandon the match.
On his third ball, Obed McCoy, who delivered the 20th over of the run chase, seemed to bowl an above waist-high full-toss. The umpires did not call this a no-ball.
After the contentious decision, Rishabh Pant was extremely unhappy and was even spotted asking Rovman Powell and Kuldeep Yadav to leave. Wasim Jaffer, a former India hitter, told ESPNcricinfo that the DC captain was wrong to order his players to sign away the match.
He argued that umpires make mistakes from time to time and that this should not lead to a captain ordering his team off the field.
According to Jaffer: “Rishabh Pant was way out of line when he called the players back. That is not something we wish to see. It is necessary to continue playing the game. It’s acceptable that umpires make mistakes along the way, and you have to accept it in stride.”
‘It would’ve been Obed McCoy’s second waist-high no-ball: Wasim Jaffer
McCoy had previously delivered a no-ball beyond waist height earlier in the match, according to the ex-India batsman. He further stated that if the umpires had ruled his high full-toss as a no-ball in the penultimate over, the bowler would have been removed from the attack.
Rishabh Pant would have been compelled to bowl part-timer Riyan Parag on the remaining deliveries, according to Jaffer, because all other bowlers had bowled their entire quota of overs. According to Wasim Jaffer, this would have given DC a huge advantage.
“It would have been Obed McCoy’s second waist-high no-ball, and Riyan Parag would most likely be the only one to bowl. What are his chances of limiting 17 out of 4?”
RR are presently in first place in the points standings, having won five of their first seven games. DC, on the other hand, has only three victories in seven games and is currently sixth in the rankings.