BCCI clears air after Rishabh Pant's boundary prediction goes viral

Apr 01 2019 12:11 PM
BCCI clears air after Rishabh Pant's boundary prediction goes viral

The video of Footage of Rishabh Pant Pant predicting the outcome of a delivery before it was bowled against Knight Riders  went viral on the internet. The viral video showed After claims of 'match-fixing' were brought up on social media, BCCI rubbished the claims terming the viral clip as "misconstructed."

A BCCI official tol PTI, “No one heard what Rishabh said before that particular sentence. He was apparently telling (Delhi Capitals captain) Shreyas Iyer to increase fielders on off-side to stop an imminent four.”

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Tthe official further added that it was 'unfortunate,' that a young player's image could have been ruined due to edited and unverified footage. He said, “Maligning a young cricketer without even knowing the details is so unfortunate. A section of media allowed the social media to insinuate and vilify a young talent without getting into details. This is so disgusting.”

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The video showed DC Wicket-Keeper from behind the stumps, saying “yeh to chauka hai” (this is a four) as KKR batsman Robin Uthappa was taking his stance to face spinner Sandeep Lamichhane. He hit the next ball for a boundary. While the context of Pant's statement from behind the wickets cannot be determined, a senior BCCI official clarified that the wicket-keeper was asking skipper Shreyas Iyer for a field change to stop an imminent boundary. 

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Talking about the match between Delhi Capitals and Kolkata Knight Riders, it  was a thrilling contest as the result was decided in a super over after Delhi failed to chase down the target of 186 runs inside 20 overs. Batting first in the Super Over, Delhi Capitals could only manage to score 10 runs off it. Just when it looked like KKR will clinch the thriller, Kagiso Rabada stepped up and defended 11 runs off the Super Over against the likes of Uthappa, Andre Russell and Dinesh Karthik to propel Delhi to victory.


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