IPL 2019: Rishabh Pant's microphone vibration causes tumult, BCCI cleans air | cricket


Rishabh Pant's prediction, captured on the microphone during the Delhi Capitals (DC) home game against the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), created a social-networking vibe with some fans claiming the match was correct.

According to reports, Pant on Saturday was caught in the microphone stump, saying "yeh to waise bhi choka hai (this goes for a four)" in the fourth more when Robin Uthappa of KKR was knocking.

The experienced right-hander hit the next ball for four Sandeep Lamichhane, who was out of Nepal, to leave the mark. The video of the incident ran on social networks with many fans screaming about how Pant knew before handing out the ball that would find the fence. However, BCCI has rejected all complaints about the comment made by Pant.

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"No one heard what Rishabh said before that particular sentence. He was apparently telling (to Delhi Capitals captain) Shreyas Iyer that it would increase the number of people on the ground to prevent the entry of four imminent ones, "a BCCI official told PTI.

The BCCI official added that a young cricket player, such as Rishabh Pant, should not have been criticized on social networks.

"Misunderstanding a young cricketer without even knowing the details is so unfortunate. A media section allowed social media to insinuate and defame a young talent without going into details. This is so disgusting, "he added.

Delhi won the Super Over game after finishing in 185/6 while chasing 186 for the win.

(With agency supplies)

First published:
April 1, 2019, 3:33 pm IST


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