The last over saga got everyone’s attention. Actually, in the last over, Delhi needed 36 runs to win and the Caribbean batsman Rovman Powell was at striker’s end.
Powell hit 3 sixes in the first 3 balls to Obed McCoy and Rajasthan Royals started to err in everything. The third ball raised concerns in Delhi Capitals camp. According the Hawkeye visuals, the ball seemed touching above waist height. However, Nitin Menon decided to call it a legitimate delivery after the check.
The furious Delhi camp stood on its good and it became more tensed when Rishabh Pant started to call his players off the field. He hot heated with the long on fielder Jos Buttler in course of the event. DC assistant coach Shane Watson came on the boundary line and tried to keep everything calm. He later expressed his apologies.
Regardless of what happened on the field, is it acceptable to call of the match as a statement of disapproval against the laws of cricket. During the post match presentation after the match, Rishabh Pant called that ball important for the team and he said, “I think he was bowling well throughout the game but in the end Powell gave us a chance, I thought no ball us could have been valuable but it is not under my control.”
He added, “Yes , I am disappointed but can’t do much about it. Everyone was disappointed (in the dugout) that it was not even close, everyone in the field saw that, I thinkthird umpire should have intervened and said: that it is a no-ball. Obviously it was not right ( sending Amre to the field ) but what happened to us is also not right, it happened in the heat of that time. It was the fault of both the sides and it is disappointing because we have played in the tournament. Have seen some good umpiring. It’s disappointing to go so close, especially when the other team has scored 200 . I think we could have bowled better. All I can tell people is to keep your head up and prepare for the next game.”