“Delhi Capitals don’t stand for what happened”: DC Assistant Coach

Rajasthan Royals beat Delhi Capitals by 15 runs at Wankhede Stadium on Friday, but the game became a major talking point because of what happened in the game’s final over, when Delhi needed 36 runs to win. Rovman Powell hit three sixes off the first three balls of the over, but the third delivery was a full toss, and the Delhi Capitals thought it was an over-the-waist no-ball. After the on-field officials failed to call it and did not refer it to the third umpire, Delhi Capitals assistant coach Pravin Amre came out onto the field to speak with the umpires.

Shane Watson, the assistant coach for the Delhi Capitals, said after the game that it was a terrible situation and that this is now what the franchise stands for.

“Look, yeah it was very disappointing with what happened in that last over. We unfortunately were in that position in the game, we were not able to put things together for long enough in that game up until that point. In the end, what we at Delhi Capitals don’t stand for is what happened. The umpire’s decision, whether it is right or not, we have to accept it. And someone running on the pitch, we cannot accept it. It is not good enough,” said Watson while replying to a news organizarion’s query during the virtual post-match press conference.

Kumar Sangakkara, the director of cricket and head coach of the Rajasthan Royals, stated that the umpires are in charge of the game and that he cannot decide what is acceptable and what is not.

“I think it is the umpires that control the game. There is a lot of pressure and tension in the IPL. Things can go either way, when you have a situation like that, in the end, the umpires control the situation. And the game went on. That’s how I look at it. I don’t think I can really dictate what is acceptable and what’s not. At the end of the day, it is the players out there who play and the umpires have a tough job in terms of calling the game and our job as support staff is basically to support the players out there and let the game be played,” replied Sangakkara.

Rajasthan Royals pacer Obed McCoy produced a full-toss that Powell blasted for a six on the third delivery of the penultimate over. The Delhi Capitals’ camp mistook it for a no-ball and began gesturing at officials Nitin Menon and Nikhil Patwardhan on the pitch.

Rishabh Pant, the captain of the Delhi Capitals, also appeared to have asked hitters Rovman Powell and Kuldeep Yadav to return to the dugout. Pravin Amre, the Delhi Capitals’ assistant coach, stepped out to the middle and spoke with the umpire a few minutes later.

The Rajasthan Royals scored 222/2 in 20 overs in their match against Delhi Capitals. Jos Buttler hit his third century of the season.

Rishabh Pant top-scored with 44 in the chase of 223. Prasidh Krishna returned with stats of 3-22 for Rajasthan Royals, including a maiden 19th over of the innings.