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RR vs DC: Rishabh Pant run out divides commentary box, Twitter

Rishabh Pant's run out in the RR vs DC match drew different opinions. Kevin Pietersen thought it was Pant's fault. Murali Kartik thought it wasn't.

By: Sports Desk | Updated: October 11, 2020 8:49:46 am
iplRR vs DC: Marcus Stoinis and Rishabh Pant were involved in a run out. (Screenshot)

Was Rishabh Pant to blame for his run out or was his partner, Marcus Stoinis? There was a difference in opinions in the commentary box when it happened — Murali Kartik defended Pant, but Kevin Pietersen and Simon Doull thought it was a ‘brainfade’ from Pant, who was run out for 5 in the Delhi Capitals (DC) innings in the IPL match against Rajasthan Royals (RR) on Friday.

Pant, on the non-striker’s end, set off for a single as Stoinis faced Rahul Tewatia in the 10th over. Stoinis, facing the fielder, substitute Manan Vohra, made to set off as well but then hesitated. Pant did not even attempt to get back as Tewatia flicked off his bails.

Pietersen and Doull thought there had not been any run there.

“He was on the non-striker’s end, he was just responding to his partner’s call,” said Kartik.

To this KP replied: “You are always responsible for protecting your own wicket.”

On social media too, the verdict was divided.

Stoinis built a partnership with Shimron Hetmyer, but was caught at point in the 14th over. DC posted 184/8 in their 20 overs.

Pietersen, speaking after the innings, said about the run out: “I have no idea what was going on there!”

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