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“But can’t check a high full toss?”, Glenn Maxwell reacts to the no-ball controversy in the game between Rajasthan and Delhi

Rajasthan Royals defeated Delhi Capitals by 15 runs to go to the top of the points table on Friday. While the game was dominated by excellent individual performances, the talking point was the last-over incident about a no-ball call. Now, Royal Challengers Bangalore all-rounder Glenn Maxwell has reacted to the same. In this article, we take a look as Glenn Maxwell reacts to the no-ball controversy in the game between Rajasthan Royals and Delhi Capitals in IPL 2022.

Last-over leads to a drama on the field

Delhi Capitals needed 36 runs in the final over to win the game. While many lost hopes in the Rishabh Pant-led squad, Rovman Powell gave them a glimmer of hope. He hit three sixes in the first three balls of the final over. The third ball was a full-toss that looked close to being a waist-high no-ball. However, the umpires on the field did not check it upstairs.

The Delhi Capitals dug-out was visibly frustrated by the decision of the umpires. Hence, Rishabh Pant stood up and started calling his batters from the field. It was a dramatic situation and later Pant had to calm himself down to let the game continue. RR then went on to win the encounter.


Glenn Maxwell reacts to the no-ball controversy

While Rishabh Pant’s action did receive mixed reactions, there was plenty of criticism for the decision by the umpires. Since the game was going down to the wire, it was worth checking the delivery as the ball seemed to be waist-high. That said, as per a rule, waist-high no-balls cannot be checked with the third umpire unless a wicket falls off that delivery.

Now, Glenn Maxwell has reacted to this. Here is what the Australian cricketer had to say:

Maxwell was clearly right in pointing out that when the front-foot no-balls are regularly checked, the same rule should have applied to the waist-high full-tosses.


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