Delhi Capitals not only lost to the Mumbai Indians by five wickets but also crashed out of the IPL 2022. Royal Challengers Bangalore became the fourth team to qualify for the play-offs.
Rishabh Pants (Courtesy of PTI)
- Mumbai Indians Knocked Delhi Capitals Out of IPL 2022
- Royal Challengers Bangalore became the fourth team to qualify for the play-offs
- GT, RR and LSG had already qualified for the knockout phase
Skipper Rishabh Pant of Delhi Capitals revealed the reason behind not using the DRS against Tim David of the Mumabi Indians in the match his team was supposed to win at Wankhede Stadium on Saturday.
The Delhi-based franchise not only lost the match against Mumabi Indians by five wickets, but also crashed out of the tournament.
Delhi Capitals had their destiny in their own hands to qualify for the play-offs unlike Royal Challengers Banaglore who relied on Mumbai Indians to please them by beating the Delhi-based franchise. Banaglore meets Lucknow Super Giants in the Eliminator on May 25.
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“I thought there was something (with not judging Tim David behind it). Everyone in the circle was not convinced and at the end I didn’t go up,” Pant said in the post-match presentation.
Speaking about Delhi Capitals’ performance in the 2022 season, Pant said: “We were on top for most of the game. Sometimes we let the game slip out of our hands when we were on top. That’s what we did the whole game. Not good enough to win this match I think.
“It’s not about pressure. We could have done better execution and planning. Learn from mistakes and come back stronger next year. We were 5-7 runs short but we bowled really well. We bowled well throughout the tournament, but dew was coming to the end and we didn’t come to our plans. It’s hard, but we have to take it on our chin and learn from it.”