Delhi Capitals (DC) captain Rishabh Pant opened up on not reviewing Tim David’s caught-behind against Mumbai Indians (MI) on Saturday at the Wankhede Stadium. The decision made the difference in the must-win IPL 2022 game, which they eventually lost by five wickets.
Incidentally, David was out the first ball after he edged one off Shardul Thakur in the 15th over of the innings. Rishabh Pant looked excited but the bowler didn’t seem confident along with the fielders inside the 30-yard circle.
Hence, the Capitals didn’t go for the review, only for the replays to confirm that Tim David had edged the ball. Throwing light on the same at the post-match presentation ceremony, the DC captain said:
“I thought there was something but everyone in the circle wasn’t convinced enough. I asked if we should go up but in the end, we didn’t take the review.”
Tim David made full use of the opportunity, smacking 34 off just 11 deliveries at a strike rate of 309.09 to put Mumbai ahead in the tricky run chase. By the time David got out after a whirlwind knock, Mumbai needed only 15 runs off 13 deliveries. All-rounder Ramandeep Singh stroked a few crucial runs to take the team over the line and finish the IPL 2022 campaign on a high.
With this defeat, Delhi Capitals were knocked out of the 15th edition of the IPL. Although they haven’t won the title, they reached the playoffs in the last three seasons. However, it won’t be the case this time around.
“We let it slip out of our grasp” – DC captain Rishabh Pant
The Capitals were ahead in the game for most of the period while defending the total but let the game slip away with a couple of costly dropped chances and missed fielding. Rishabh Pant admitted they had let the game slip away from their hands a couple of times, as has been the case throughout the season.
“I think most of the game, we were on top. On a few occasions when we were on top we let it slip out of our grasp. That’s what we’ve been doing throughout the tournament. It’s not about pressure but at the same time we could have executed better and had better planning. We were missing that a lot this tournament,” he concluded.