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'Everyone in the circle was not convinced enough': Pant on not reviewing the caught-behind decision against David

"I thought there was something, but everyone standing in the circle was not convinced enough": Rishabh Pant on David's caught behind drama

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'Everyone in the circle was not convinced enough': Pant on not reviewing the caught-behind decision against David | SportzPoint.com

Mumbai Indians needed 65 from 33 balls when Tim David nicked his first ball, off Shardul Thakur, into Rishabh Pant's gloves. Umpire Tapan Sharma failed to spot the edge and Pant, despite going up in an appeal, decided not to take the review. However, Delhi Capitals had both their reviews intact at that stage.

'Everyone in the circle was not convinced enough': Pant on not reviewing the caught-behind decision against David | SportzPoint.com

Shardul Thakur appealing

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"I thought there was something, but everyone standing in the circle was not convinced enough. So I was asking them if we should go upstairs. In the end, I didn't take the review."

Pant told host broadcaster Star Sports after the game

Off the ten balls David lasted after that, he smashed 34 runs and swung the game decisively in Mumbai's favor. According to ESPNcricinfo's Luck Index, that non-review cost the Capitals 17 runs, because had Pant taken the review, the other batters would have scored only 17, and not 34, off the ten extra balls David played. Eventually, Mumbai won with five balls to spare, knocking Delhi Capitals out of the playoffs.

"It's always hard to put your finger on one single aspect of the game": DC head coach Ricky Ponting

DC head coach Ricky Ponting, though, didn't single out the incident as the reason for his side's defeat.

"It's always hard to put your finger on one single aspect of the game."

Ricky Ponting said at the post-match press conference

"I mean you can rewind the clock all the way back to the start of the game as well when our top-order batting was so poor. I think we were four down for 30 or 40 <50> early on. That's not an ideal start to a T20 game either, especially a big game that we knew we had to win." Ponting added.

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"Obviously, Tim David played well after he was probably out the first ball but there are so many aspects of the game that we'll be disappointed with and we'll talk briefly about some of those tonight. But the important thing is the players have got to learn from games like that. At the end of the day, I feel pretty gutted that that game slipped through our hands when they needed over two runs a ball for probably the last seven or eight overs. So it's disappointing on lots of fronts tonight," Ricky Ponting expressed.

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