Rajasthan Royals defeated Delhi Capitals by 15 runs to go top of the points table on Friday. While it was an exciting game, in the last over of the match, there was an unexpected event that occurred. This incident led to a delay in the game and has also become a controversy. In this article, we take a look at how Twitter reacted to the last-over drama in the game between Rajasthan and Delhi in IPL 2022.
Last-over drama in the game between Rajasthan and Delhi
Prasidh Krishna bowled a good 19th over to bring the equation to 36 runs of the last over for the Delhi Capitals. While many had lost hopes on Delhi, Rovman Powell fuelled it when he scored three consecutive sixes. However, the third ball of the over was a full toss and it was very close to being a waist-high no-ball. The umpires, though, surprisingly did not refer the delivery and went on to continue the game.
The Delhi Capitals camp was visibly unhappy with the decision. Rishabh Pant took the matters into his own hands and started calling back his players. The umpires reacted to it and there were a few ugly minutes on the field. Pravin Amre event went inside the field and had a word with the umpires. Eventually, the delivery was not given a no-ball and the game continued. DC could not sustain the momentum and they lost the encounter.
Twitter reacts to the event on Friday
It was a slightly unusual event that occurred on Friday. Usually, Rishabh Pant is calm but the decision by the umpires did trigger him. The likes of Jos Buttler also had a few words with the DC skipper. Due to the incident, there were plenty of reactions regarding the incident on social media. We take a look at a few of them in the below section:
— India Fantasy (@india_fantasy) April 22, 2022Advertisement
— first name (@Bruce98First) April 22, 2022
It's clear no ball . It's not fair .. worst umpiring.. they could have gone for third umpire… But they didn't…Advertisement
— Chandu Illa DHFM✊ (@ChanduIlla) April 22, 2022
this is a biggest game and most successful game in India IPL 2022how could the umpire be so sure about that not being a no ball. Umpire’s ego should not be bigger than the game. Third umpire should have stepped in. There is worst umipiring by Indian umpires @JayShah @BCCI @IPL
— Hardillimbachiya (@Hardil38) April 22, 2022Advertisement
Pant bro did the right thing. My man is showing authorityAdvertisement
— Mohit Katta (@MohitKattaC1733) April 22, 2022
The officials have repeatedly gone to the third umpire when it has been a 50-50 call for waist high no-ball, then why not today? In such a crucial moment? Is CONSISTENCY in decision making too much to ask for? #IPL2022 #DCvRR
— Viraj Bhatia (@virajb37) April 22, 2022Advertisement
Pant may have been a bit cranky but there was no reason for the umpire to not refer it for no ball.. specially, in final over and a tight match..Advertisement
— Keh Ke Peheno 🆒😆👕 (@coolfunnytshirt) April 22, 2022
This is just absolute disgrace. Rishabh Pant should be banned for atleast 3 matches for this behaviour. He needs to be taught a lesson. It's not gully cricket.
— Honest Rishabh Pant Fan (@loyalRehulFan) April 22, 2022Advertisement
Umpire was high
.why is a third umpire for?Is there a penalty for umpire? No doubt RR deserved to win, but cant umpire check high no ball. They check front foot no ball many times.give a fair chance. Why is this technology for?Advertisement
— Pankaj Losan Sharma (@PankajdFlower) April 22, 2022
It was a clear no ball. You can't predict what will happen next. Having a no ball would have got extra ball. What they did is not wrong. Stop criticising rishabh, he was doing it for a team. I would have applauded if sanju came and asked umpire to check with third umpire atleast
— kiran s patil (@kiransp007) April 22, 2022Advertisement
— Abhishek anand (@Abhishe49482787) April 22, 2022
— Muhit Khan (@DisasterMuhit) April 22, 2022Advertisement
Third umpire can only interfere when the on field umpire asks them , Or it’s a over stepping no ball.
— Harsh (@Harsh55396758) April 22, 2022Advertisement