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DC Assitant Coach's reaction on stoppage of play

DC Assitant Coach's reaction on stoppage of play

Halfway through the final over of the Delhi Capitals' chase, there was a lot of drama, with captain Rishabh Pant gesturing for his batters to come back and even sending in Pravin Amre, batting coach, with a message to the umpires.

The contention was a high full toss bowled by Obed McCoy that wasn't called a no-ball for height on-field. The DC seemed adamant that the umpires do something about the call.

The playing conditions allow on-field umpires to go up to the third umpire for such height calls only when there are dismissals. With this being a six, the on-field call stayed but not before triggering many emotions within Delhi Capitals.

He suggests.

"I thought that no-ball could have been great for us, but it is not my control," said Rishabh Pant. "Yes, very disappointed but can't do much about it. Everyone was annoying in the dugout that it was not even close; everyone on the ground saw that. I think the third umpire should have obstructed and said it was a no-ball,"

However, Shane Watson, too, accepted that the coach batting coach coming onto the ground was a mistake.

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Pant said 

"It wasn't correct sending Amre onto the field, but what happened with us is also not correct happened in the heat of the moment. It was a fault from both sides, and it is disappointing as we have seen good umpiring in the tournament,"

Delhi capital's dugout did not have their head coach Ricky Ponting for tonight's game. But assistant coach Shane Watson minced no words while talking about the ugly incident.

McCoy, who had conceded three sixes before that stoppage, gave away only two in his successive three balls. R Ashwin felt that a break "settled the nerves" McCoy, and his thoughts were echoed by Watson too.

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