IPL 2021: Delhi Capitals captain Rishabh Pant jokingly tells umpire to escape getting fined for slow over-rate
Delhi Capitals locked horns with Chennai Super Kings in their opening fixture of the IPL. The IPL 2020 runners-up comfortably got the better of the yellow army by 7 wickets to win their opening rubber. After the game, Chennai Super Kings captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni was fined Rs 12 lakh for slow over rate during his team’s Indian Premier League opener.
Ahead of the start of the 2021 season of the IPL, the Board of Control for Cricket in India released rules and regulations to deal with the slow over-rate problem. Meanwhile, several cricket experts chipped in with concerns earlier about games going past midnight.
Moreover, it was also good that games are now starting early at 7:30 PM IST instead of the usual 8:00 PM IST. The BCCI has announced huge fines for the teams that don’t complete their quota of 20 overs within 90 minutes. This includes the time which is allotted for the strategic time-outs as well.
Pant humorously tells umpire to escape getting fined for slow over-rate
So far, CSK captain MS Dhoni is the only one to receive a huge fine this season. Meanwhile, Delhi Capitals captain Rishabh Pant is kind of worried that he would be fined as well during the game against Rajasthan Royals. While the Delhi Capitals were defending 147, during one of the overs, the on-field umpire halted the bowler from bowling in order to count the total number of fielders outside the 30-year circle.
Meanwhile, DC captain Rishabh Pant intervened and told the umpire that the start of the over has been slowed down due to him. “This one minute has been taken by you umpire,” the DC captain said to the straight umpire and had a big smile on his face.
Talking about the game, DC posted 147/8 in 20 overs. Pant was the only batsman who carried the team with his spectacular half-century. While things were going smoothly, he was dismissed by Riyan Parag as the latter hit the stumps with a direct hit while Pant was trying to reach the non-striker's end to complete the single.
Rajasthan Royals might have got off to a shaky start but they found help in the form of David Miller and Chris Morris. Miller scored a vital 62 while Morris stole the show with 36 off just 18 balls. The all-rounder smashed as many as 4 sixes and helped the team seal a 3-wicket win.
This one minute is taken by you umpire 😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/X393ECj6yg— msc media (@mscmedia2) April 16, 2021