Cricket is considered to be one of the most loved sport in the world after football. You will find cricket fans in every part of the world. In countries like India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, people’s feelings are attached to this game. Playing at the international level, there is a lot of pressure on every player and the captain of the team remains the most under pressure.
It is the responsibility of the captain to take the right decisions in the interest of the team and achieve success in winning the matches. But it has been seen on many occasions when the captain lost his cool in anger and he took wrong decisions regardless of the rules of cricket and asked the players to leave the field.
In this article, we take a look at 3 instances when the captain of a team called their players back to the pavilion in the middle of the match.
Shakib Al Hasan calls Bangladesh team due to umpire call debacle
In the sixth match of the Nidahas Trophy played in 2018, the Bangladesh and Sri Lanka team had a lot of excitement throughout the match. These things increased even more in the last over of the match.
In the match played in Colombo, Bangladesh needed 12 runs in the last over to win the match. Mustafizur Rahman was the striker. Sri Lankan bowler Isuru Udana bowled the first ball above the shoulder with a bouncer. The fast bowler also bowled a bouncer over the shoulder in the next ball, on which Rahman was run out trying to take a run. The umpires did not declare this ball as a wide or no ball, due to which the Bangladeshi players appeared very angry.
Many Bangladeshi players also opposed this thing but the umpires had no effect on it. Bangladeshi captain Shakib Al Hasan also protested and he was seen arguing with an official present on the spot. After a while, he called his team’s batters back from the field to the pavilion.
Sunil Gavaskar walks back to pavilion with his partner being not satisfied with umpire’s call
During the second innings of the 1981 Test match between India and Australia in Melbourne, Indian team captain Sunil Gavaskar asked his teammate to walk off the field.
Gavaskar was given out LBW by umpire Rex Whitefield despite being hit with a thick edge of the bat, leaving the right-handed batsman unhappy. Gavaskar stood on the ground for a long time after the umpire given him out and also signaled to the umpire that the ball had hit his bat earlier. But the umpire did not change his decision.
After a long wait, Gavaskar asked Chetan Chauhan, batting at the other end of the crease, to walk off the field, who was close to completing his maiden Test century. Both the batsmen were stopped by India’s team manager Shahid Durrani on the boundary rope and Chauhan was sent back on the field along with new batsman Dilip Vengsarkar.
Rishabh Pant calls back Delhi Capitals players following No Ball Controversy
The 34th match of IPL 2022 was played between Delhi Capitals and Rajasthan Royals. In this match, Delhi Capitals captain Rishabh Pant appeared very angry with a decision of the umpires during the last over.
In the match, Delhi needed 36 runs to win in the last over. Obed McCoy came to bowl the last over of the innings for Rajasthan. Rovman Powell hit sixes on his first two balls and after that he hit a sixe on the third ball as well. However, there was controversy over the third ball as Pant and the rest of the team believed that the height of the third ball was above the waist and the umpire should have declared it as a no ball. But the umpires called it a fair ball.
Rishabh Pant, the Delhi Capitals captain got angry with this and he signalled the batters to return back to the pavilion. Later Delhi’s assistant coach Praveen Amre was sent to the field to talk to the officials. However, despite this, the umpires did not change their decision and later Delhi were defeated by 15 runs.