The league stage of the Indian Premier League 2022 is over and four teams have qualified for the playoffs. While the two most successful teams in the history of the mega-league – Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings finished at the bottom of the points table, two new entrants – Lucknow Super Giants and Gujarat Titans finished among the top two.
The 69th match of the IPL 2022 between Delhi Capitals and Mumbai Indians decided the final team to qualify for the playoffs. While Delhi Capitals had a chance to advance to the playoffs with a win, Mumbai Indians’ victory ensured a safe passage for Royal Challengers Bangalore. However, an unusual incident took place during the game between Mumbai Indians and Delhi Capitals that went unnoticed and it could have a game-changing impact on the final result.
The ball hits the cable in the Mumbai Indians vs Delhi Capitals game
During the 18th over of the Mumbai Indians‘ innings, Tim David launched Shardul Thakur over the long-off for a maximum. The ball was in the air for an eternity and it touched the spider-cam cable on its way down. However, the umpires failed to notice it and signalled a maximum.
In the ideal scenario, it should have been called a dead ball and six runs would not have been counted.
Watch the video here:
Did anyone noticed that the ball had hit the cables?? Then @CricCrazyJohns it should be dead ball, right? pic.twitter.com/c8E0m6d5Fh
— Sachin (@Sachin72342594) May 23, 2022
Mumbai Indians’ skipper Rohit Sharma looked upbeat after the win and said “We were here to win the game. I know few teams were watching us closely, but we wanted to finish on a high. We’ll try to correct the mistakes next season. It was tough after losing eight games, so we needed to rectify the mistakes. But I think we performed well in the second half of the season. When they got to 160 I was nervous, because it was a sluggish pitch. It wasn’t coming on to the bat nicely. I thought if you restrict a team to 150-160, it was about getting one good partnership. We didn’t get off to a good start, but that (Kishan and Brevis) partnership put us in a good position.”
“There are a lot of things, I have been talking about it, it’s the collective performance that can get you through. When the bowlers did well, the batters didn’t. And when the batters performed well, the bowlers didn’t. We came to the party a bit too late, but at least we can take a few positives from this tournament. Every time we go into the auction, we keep an eye on the players who will play for us in a couple of cycles. We get a few youngsters who will eventually go on and play for their country. Congrats to them (on RCB), they have qualified, I would like to wish all the four teams all the best. May the best team win,” Rohit Sharma concluded.