IPL 2022: Glenn Maxwell takes dig over no-ball ruling after controversy erupts in RR vs DC match

The game between the Rajasthan Royals (RR) and the Delhi Capitals (DC) ended in a dramatic final over, with the DC dugout protesting an umpiring decision on the third ball of the over. Rovman Powell blasted the first three balls for sixes, the third on a high full-toss into deep midwicket, with the Capitals needing 36 from the final six balls. The Delhi Capitals’ players and support staff thought the ball was over waist height and should have been declared a no-ball, and their captain Rishabh Pant even signalled the batters to return.

The no-ball was eventually not delivered, and DC lost the game by 15 runs. The event, however, stirred discussion on social media, and Australia all-rounder Glenn Maxwell shared his thoughts on the issue. Maxwell, who plays for the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the IPL, said on his official Twitter account:  “So umpires check no balls for front foot every ball, but can’t check a high full toss? Makes sense…”

“It wasn’t right, but what happened with us was also not right,” Pant said at the presentation . “It was just the heat of the moment, can’t do much about it. I thought that no-ball could have been precious for us. I thought we could have checked that no-ball, but (that is) not in my control. Yes, disappointed, but can’t do much about it.”

The loss was DC’s fourth of the competition, although they are still in sixth place in the IPL 2022 standings. Rajasthan Royals, on the other hand, are now leading the standings with 10 points from seven games.