Gilchrist got angry at this action of Rishabh Pant, said - umpire should impose fine

Adam Gilchrist on Rishabh Pant, DC vs LSG, IPL 2024: Delhi Capitals captain Rishabh Pant was seen arguing with the on-field umpire. Former Australian wicket-keeper batsman Adam Gilchrist has become angry with Pant's actions and has asked for a fine on him.

Apr 13, 2024 - 17:18
Gilchrist got angry at this action of Rishabh Pant, said - umpire should impose fine
Gilchrist got angry at this action of Rishabh Pant, said - umpire should impose fine

The 26th match of the 17th season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) was played between Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) and Delhi Capitals (DC). In this match played at Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium, Lucknow, the Delhi team registered its second win of this season. But something happened during this match which has created a new controversy.

During the Lucknow Super Giants' batting innings, there was a dispute about DRS. At this point, the on-field umpire and captain of the Delhi Capitals, Rishabh Pant, were seen arguing. A fine has been requested for Pant by his former Australian wicket-keeper batsman Adam Gilchrist, who is upset with Pant's behaviour. Gilchrist says that instead of arguing with the player in such a situation, the umpires should continue the play.

Actually, Ishant Sharma gave Devdutt Padikkal an outstanding ball in the fourth over of Lucknow's batting innings. Near the pad, the ball passed. The referee dismissed Delhi's appeal. Pant challenged this decision and took a review. But in the replays, it was seen that the ball did not hit any part of Padikkal's leg. In such a situation it was called a wide ball.

But then Pant started arguing with the umpire and said that he did not ask for a review. But it was visible in the replays that Pant had indicated for DRS. Despite this, Pant started arguing with the umpire and the game was stopped. Angered by this, Gilchrist said, 'I saw another example tonight where the umpires need to have better control of the game. They have to do a better job of moving things forward.

The Australian legend further said, 'The dispute arose over whether Rishabh had reviewed it. Okay, there was a misunderstanding on the review call. But he stood there and argued with the umpire for 3-4 minutes. Which is wrong. I believe that umpires should not listen to them. No matter how much Rishabh is complaining or any other player. The umpires should say that this is over and let's move on with the game. But if a player argues even after this, he should be fined.

Muskan Kumawat Journalist & Writer