IPL 2022
Ricky Ponting protests umpire’s decision in the match against KKR
By SMCS - Apr 10, 2022 7:40 pm
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Delhi Capitals and Kolkata Knight Riders are currently taking on each other in Mumbai on April 10. Kolkata Knight Riders captain Shreyas Iyer won the toss and he decided to have a bowl first. However, things did not go according to his plans as Delhi managed to post a huge total after having a great start. Meanwhile, the head coach Ricky Ponting has made headlines after having opposed a decision of an umpire.

Prithvi Shaw
Ricky Ponting and Prithvi Shaw

Delhi Capitals openers Prithvi Shaw and David Warner managed to give a flying start with Prithvi Shaw scoring 51 runs from 29 balls with a strike rate of 135.56. On the other hand, David Warner scored 61 runs from 45 balls with a strike rate of 135.56. But after that, the Delhi Capitals team struggled in the middle before Rishabh Pant hit some quick runs. And Delhi Capitals went on to put up a massive score of 215 runs in the first innings as well.

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In the second innings, Delhi Capitals had a brilliant start but head coach Ricky Ponting was visibly not happy with the decision where Umesh Yadav went on to bowl a wide yorker. However, the bowl was slightly wide but the umpire did not give it a wide bowl. That is when Ricky Ponting got off from his chair and was seen protesting against an umpire near the dugout as well.

In the toss, Rishabh Pant said: “Don’t mind batting first on this wicket. Wicket is absolutely looking very nice. Gets frustrating when you lose close matches but have to learn from your mistakes and keep moving. Definitely a big relief – no dew. One change – Nortje out, Khaleel in.”

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Shreyas Iyer said: “We’ll bowl first. When I came in, touched the surface, was pretty hard. It has got even grass. I feel in the second innings it would get even better. The boys have been doing really well, important we maintain the consistency. To captain such an amazing bunch is really good. Same team.”