IPL 2022: Someone running onto field, it’s not acceptable’: Shane Watson says DC ‘don’t stand for what happened in final over’

The Delhi Capitals (DC) sought that the third delivery of Obed McCoy’s over be checked for a probable no-ball on height during the penultimate over of the game between Rajasthan Royals (RR) and Delhi Capitals (DC). Powell smacked three consecutive sixes off McCoy’s opening three delivery, requiring 36 runs off the final over. The West Indian hitter got involved in the debate with the umpires, but they stayed firm, claiming that the delivery was acceptable. The players and support personnel in the dugout, including captain Rishabh Pant and coach Pravin Amre, motioned for a third-umpire check, and the latter was summoned to the field to speak with the on-field umpire. Following the game, DC assistant coach Shane Watson – who was seen attempting to calm Pant down throughout the situation in the last over – claimed the franchise doesn’t stand for what transpired. He went on to say that the players must respect the umpire’s judgement and that anyone entering the field of play is “absolutely inappropriate.”

“Look, what happened in the last over was quite disheartening. We hadn’t been able to put anything together for long enough up to that point in the game, Finally, the Delhi Capitals would not accept what occurred in the final over. We must accept the umpire’s judgement, whether it is correct or not. Someone dashes onto the playing field. It’s not good enough; we just weren’t up to the task. It appears that way, based on how the game ended up. There’s no doubt that when there’s a huge halt in the game, it may affect the game. It also allowed Obed McCoy time to reorganise. That halt did, in the end, play into RR’s hands, and it was a regrettable stoppage.” Watson stated.