DC turned out to be a huge blunder as Rishabh Pant failed to take the review
Rishabh Pant made a strategic blunder as he didn’t go with the review after Tim David nicked the first ball of his innings while Brad Hogg isn’t ready to buy Pant’s explanation as he feels taking the review is solely the responsibility of the captain.
Delhi Capitals suffered a major heartbreak as they lost the game against Mumbai Indians and thus failed to qualify for the playoffs as Royal Challengers Bangalore went through.
Mumbai Indians chased down a target of 160, Rishabh Pant made a strategic blunder as he didn’t go with the review after Tim David nicked the first ball of his innings, and the onfield umpire didn’t give him out.
However, Delhi Capitals paid a huge cost for his decision as Tim David slammed 34 runs off 11 balls with the help of two boundaries and four sixes to take the game out of DC’s hold.
After the end of the match, Pant said,
“I thought there was something but everyone standing in the circle was not convinced enough so I was asking them ‘should we go up, and at the end I didn’t take the review,”Pant said.
The former Australia spinner Brad Hogg isn’t ready to buy Pant’s explanation as he feels taking the review is solely the responsibility of the captain.
“Last night, Pant and Thakur were affected greatly when Tim David nicked through to the keeper, and the umpire did not give it out. Tim David went on and belted the Delhi Capitals out of the finals race. Firstly, let’s go to Pant,”said Hogg in an Instagram video.
“Pant can’t go to Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma and say, ‘He’s nicked it, go upstairs and pass the responsibility on. The responsibility of getting the review right is solely on Rishabh Pant. Last night, the responsibility affected him to hear the nick and back himself to go upstairs,”he further added.
“We go to Thakur. Thakur is walking back to his mark for the final ball, looks up on the big screen, and the replay is there. Snicko shows Tim David had nicked it, and he had his man.”
“All of a sudden he is thinking, ‘Oh no, I’ve got to bowl this last ball to him. Pant should’ve gone up.’ The next ball he is not focussed overpitches it, and it goes for six. When things don’t go your way, you’ve got to take a deep breath and re-focus,”said the Australian.
Delhi Capitals finished two points behind Royal Challengers Bangalore and missed out on making the playoffs for the fourth straight season.