Ex-India captain Sunil Gavaskar has criticised the third umpire for not calling a no-ball during DC’s chase of CSK’s 136-run total. In the final over, Dwayne Bravo’s delivery landed outside the pitch area and was called a wide. “That was clearly a no-ball…It’s a good thing Delhi won, because [this decision] could have changed the game,” Gavaskar stated.
Gavaskar was clear cut in saying that the decision could well have played a major role in deciding the fate of the encounter. “That was clearly a no-ball. We’ve had a couple of decisions from TV umpires, which in these circumstances can make the difference between winning and losing, and that shouldn’t happen,” Gavaskar told on Star Sports. “These kind of decisions should not change the game. It’s a good thing Delhi won, because that could have changed the game,” he added’. Capitals head coach Ricky Ponting also wasn’t happy with the umpire’s decision. The former Australian skipper signalled from the dugout that Bravo’s delivery should have been called a no-ball.