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

Delhi Capitals (DC) assistant coach Shane Watson has opened up on the ‘chaotic’ incident that took place in the IPL 2022 match between Delhi Capitals and Rajasthan Royals, asserting that he had seen a meme of him having an animated discussion with wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant, as the Delhi Capitals (DC) captain continued to look down.

A drama panned out in the last over of the 34th match of the IPL between Delhi Capitals (DC) and Rajasthan Royals (RR) at the Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai, on Friday, April 22.

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DC vs RR: Watch - Drama Pans Out In The Last Over As Rishabh Pant Calls Back His Players From Crease, Crowd Chants "No Ball-No Ball" After Umpire Refuses To Give Above Waist No Ball

DC needed 36 runs in the last over to win the match and Obed McCoy was bowling the last over and Rovman Powell was on the strike and Powell smashed 3 sixes in the first three balls. However, the third ball, which was smashed for a six, was above the waist of the batter but the third umpire didn’t notice it.

Delhi Capitals captain Rishabh Pant was furious at this move by the third umpire and he was demanding a no-ball for the height. Also, the entire Delhi Capitals camp was not happy with the umpire’s decision.

Rishabh Pant
Rishabh Pant (Image: Twitter)

Pant asked Rovman Powell and Kuldeep Yadav to come back to the dugout and Pravin Amre ran onto the field to talk to on-field umpires but they decided not to give a no-ball and the match continued.

It was a perfect storm where things got out of hand – Shane Watson

IPL 2022: I've Seen That Meme Of Me Talking To Rishabh Pant With My Hand Out – Shane Watson Opens Up On ‘Chaotic’ Incident vs RR

The Delhi Capitals assistant coach Shane Watson while talking about the incident said that it was chaotic and hard and with Ricky Ponting’s unavailability it became even more difficult.

“Yeah, I’ve seen that meme of me talking to Rishabh with my hand out. It got a little bit of coverage!” Watson said in The Grade Cricketer podcast.

“It was chaotic for those couple of minutes. It was pretty hard. But in the end, it is what it is. There are times when either side isn’t always happy with some decisions. So, you got to get on with it. But you look back at all those couple of minutes and saw the difference in all the parts that happened around. And Ricky Ponting not being there as well didn’t help direct the ship. In a way, it was a perfect storm where things got out of hand,” Watson said.

He added that no one in the Delhi Capitals camp is proud of the incident that took place that night.

“No one is proud of what happened out there. We have to digest and get on with it,” the former Australian all-rounder further added.

Notably, after that incident, Rishabh Pant and Pravin Amre were fined 100 per cent of their match fees also the latter was banned from one game. Pacer Shardul Thakur was also handed over a fine of 50 per cent of his match fees.

Also Read: DC vs KKR Head to Head Records, Delhi Capitals’ Head-to-Head Record Against Kolkata Knight Riders – IPL 2022, Match 41

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