Cricket is an emotion for a billion people in this country. It is worshipped as a religion and only Bollywood matches the madness in terms of following. When there is an incident related to cricket, it usually grips the country’s imagination. Any on-field situation becomes a talking point for all.
One such massive incident occurred in the final moments of the Rajasthan Royals and Delhi Capitals match. Rajasthan batsmen had obliterated Delhi as they were put to bat first. Butler got his third century of the season and continued his red-hot form. He also received perfect support from Padikkal and Samson. In response, Delhi had a shaky start. Pant, Shaw, and Warner tried to go aggressive but the franchise kept losing wickets.
A tense moment ensues in the final over
The final over equation stood at Delhi needing 36 runs to win. However, all hopes were not lost for Delhi Capitals as the dynamic West Indian big-hitter, Rovman Powell was on strike. He plundered Obed McCoy for 3 sixes in his first 3 deliveries. The third ball was a full-toss and immediately after hitting it out, McCoy looked at the umpire for a no-ball. He also suggested no-ball action but to his surprise, the umpire was not impressed. The batsmen on the pitch and the team in the dug-out were left stunned.
Matters began to get tense when Rishabh Pant and Shardul Thakur became furious and suggested the batsmen should walk out of the pitch in defiance. Kuldeep Yadav who was at the non-striker end looked at his captain and was all set to leave.
This was when his good friend and Indian teammate spinner, Yuzvendra Chahal stepped in. He stood before Kuldeep and suggested that he should go back to his position at the non-striker end. When Kuldeep was adamant, he gently tapped his head and strictly warned him from walking out. It seemed that he was explaining how it would be detrimental to walk out of the game and how it was necessary to respect the umpire’s decision.
The umpiring howler left Twitter hugely dissatisfied and angered. However, people came out to praise the bonhomie between Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal. Sometimes, in such times, it is necessary to have a voice of reason to guide a player and Chahal played that role perfectly.
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