Ricky Ponting, who wasn't part of the dugout due to Covid-19 issues, opened on the controversial game.

Delhi Capitals lost to Rajasthan Royals by 15 runs in their last IPL 2022 match. Royals gave a 223-run target to the Rishabh Pant-led team, but they could accumulate 207/8 in 20 overs.

Controversy also broke out when Delhi needed 36 off the final over and Rovman Powell hit Obed McCoy for three consecutive sixes.

The third six came off a high full toss, and the on-field umpires ruled the delivery as legal, which didn’t go down well with the DC team. Captain Rishabh Pant wanted the two batters to leave the field and sent assistant coach Pravin Amre to speak to the umpires.

Ricky Ponting, who wasn’t part of the dugout due to Covid-19 issues, opened on the controversial game. Ponting was in a five-day quarantine after one of his family members had tested positive for the virus.

“It is good to be back outside again after being inside the room for five days,” Ponting said in a release from Delhi Capitals.

“Things didn’t go well for us as there was a drama at the end. It was frustrating. I think I broke three or four remote controls and threw water bottles on the walls. You can’t control what’s happening out in the middle when you are not present with the team,” said Ponting.

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