Shane Watson (Image Credits: IPL)
Shane Watson (Image Credits: IPL)

Delhi Capitals assistant coach Shane Watson showed lament over the no-ball controversy in the last over of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 match between his group and Rajasthan Royals on Friday at Mumbai’s Wankhede.

Strikingly, Delhi Capitals chief Rishabh Pant got back to his batters after the umpires didn’t check for a likely waist-high ball in the sensational last over of their IPL match against Rajasthan Royals. Emotions raged up as Jos Buttler, who was standing close to the boundary rope, traded words with Pant before Pravin Amre raged onto the pitch.

We Have To Accept Umpire’s Decision Whether It’s Right Or Wrong: Delhi Capitals Assistant Coach Shane Watson

Delhi Capitals assistant coach Shane Watson with captain Rishabh Pant (Image Credits: IPL)
Delhi Capitals assistant coach Shane Watson with captain Rishabh Pant (Image Credits: IPL)

Watson said that Delhi Capitals doesn’t represent what occurred in that frame of mind while adding that his group needed to acknowledge the umpires’ choice.

Addressing a press conference, Watson said, “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. In the end, the one that Delhi Capitals don’t stand for is 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.”

Umpires Maintained On Their Decision

Requiring 36 runs from the last over, DC player Rovman Powell hit three sixes from the first three balls off Obed McCoy. DC required 18 more runs from the last three balls.

Rishabh Pant
Rishabh Pant (Image: Twitter)

At this moment, Kuldeep Yadav, who was at the non-striker’s end, signaled to the umpires requesting that the last ball be checked for a potential no-ball. Powell joined in to talk with the umpires as well. The umpires maintained their decision that it was legitimate.

Pant then, at that point, signaled Powell and Kuldeep to come out however assistant coach Shane Watson attempted to reason him out. One more DC training staff part Praveen Amre went into the playing field however was told to return by the umpires. The match however continued after a long deferral and DC lost by 15 runs. Royals opener Jos Buttler, who hit a game dominating 116, was likewise seen having words with Pant close to the boundary line. Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav were also seen having a debate.

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