After defeating the Mumbai Indians in their last league game, the Delhi Capitals fell out of the playoff race. Delhi could have won this match but some mistakes cost the team. The biggest mistake among them was not doing a review against Tim David. In reality, Team David could have been eliminated by a zero run, but Rishabh Pant did not feel it was right to question the decision not to eliminate the referee.
Something happened that in the 15th, a ball from Shardul Thakur got caught in the hands of Rishabh Pant, taking the outside edge of Tim David’s bat. Catch out appealed but the referee did not budge. Delhi had one overhaul left, but Captain Rishabh Pant did not use it. Subsequent replays showed that Tim David was out. Later, Tim David played a fast inning of 34 runs on 11 balls. If Delhi had gotten this big ground at that time, Delhi could have won this match.
After the match, when Rishabh was asked about this, his reply was: ‘I thought something had happened, but the rest of the players in the circle weren’t so sure about this. I asked if I should take a checkup. In the end I did not review.
During this, he kept his word even after Delhi Capitals were knocked out of the tournament. Pant said: ‘We were on top most of the time in this match, but despite being on top a few times, we let the match get out of hand. The same thing happened to us throughout this tournament. I think we couldn’t have done much better to compete today. Pant also said that, ‘I think we scored 5-7 fewer runs. But we played very well. However, due to the ons in the last one, there was some difficulty.