Pietersen slams Pant over ‘no-ball’ controversy
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Former England captain Kevin Pietersen has slammed Rishabh Pant for his unsporting behavior during the 34th match of IPL against Rajasthan Royals.
Speaking on the post-match show, Pietersen also said that he doesn’t want to see that sort of behavior ever on the cricket field.
“This is cricket, not football. You cannot be doing that. Rishabh Pant calling batters back and coach entering the field to stop the play was unacceptable. I hope I never ever see this kind of a thing again,” said the former England captain when Pant was seen asking Powell to come back to the dressing room.
The incident took place during the final over of the game when DC needed 36 runs, DC batter Rovman Powell hit three successive sixes from the first three deliveries off Obed McCoy.
But the third ball landed in controversy due to Waist height. The non-striker Kuldeep Yadav had demanded a no-ball check, on which Rovman Powell first supported and then the whole team started demanding to check the no-ball.
However, the on-field umpires stood by their decision and did not even consult the third umpire. Then Pant signed Powell and Kuldeep Yadav to head back to the dugout.