‘I think I broke three or four remotes’: Ponting on DC vs RR | Cricket

ForHT sports deskNew Delhi

The Delhi Capitals faced a 15-run loss in their last meeting against the Rajasthan Royals last week. In a high-scoring run chase in which Delhi set a target of 223 runs to win at Wankhede Stadium, the Royals restricted Capitals to 207/8. Controversy also erupted when Delhi needed 36 from the final and their hopes of an unlikely victory were fueled when Rovman Powell thrashed fellow West Indies cricketer Obed McCoy for three straight sixes in the first three installments. (Follow IPL 2022 coverage)

The third six came from a high, full throw from the left-arm fast thrower and umpires on the field ruled the throw was not above the waist and ruled a no-ball, which would have given Delhi a run. extra and a free throw. -Hit the next ball. The Delhi dugout seemed upset that officials on the field did not seek the help of the TV referee to check the height of the pitch with captain Rishabh Pant waving his two batsmen off the field.

Regardless, DC ultimately lost the game to concede their fourth loss of the season and the team’s head coach Ricky Ponting, who was off the bench due to Covid-19 concerns, opened up on the game. Ponting had been in quarantine for five days after one of his family members tested positive for the virus.

“I’m quite relieved to be out again, actually after another five days in lockdown and obviously missing the game,” Ponting said in a statement from Delhi Capitals.

“Things didn’t go well in the match, we had a drama at the end. But, it’s good to be back outside again.”

Ponting revealed that it was “frustrating” to watch the game.

“It was frustrating. I think I broke three or four remote controls and maybe they threw some water bottles at the walls and stuff like that (laughs). When you’re on the sidelines, being a manager and you can’t control what’s going on in the middle, it’s hard enough, but when you’re not really on the pitch it can get a little more frustrating.” Ponting said.

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