As the World Cup 2019 semi final clash between India and New Zealand at Old Trafford has been interrupted by rain, Business tycoon Anand Mahindra said that he can never understand Duckworth Lewis method. In what may be called Mahindra's hilarious touch, he said that there should be something called "Dalwinder-Lalwani-Subramaniam method."
Responding to Cricket commentator Harsha Bhogle's tweet stating that shorter the game gets, stiffer the run-rate India will have to achieve, Anand Mahindra said that the entire thing is crazy. He added that he can never understand Duckworth-Lewis Stern ''stuff,'' and has no intention of getting a Ph.D in it. He then went on to say that something like Dalwinder-Lalwani-Subramaniam method would make sense.
Here's his tweet:
If there is any reduction in the overs, then the Duckworth-Lewis method will be applied, followed by which a revised target will be set for India to chase in a revised number of overs as well. New Zealand are currently at 211 for 5 after 46 overs, 11:30 pm local time (4 am IST) is the deadline for the match has to conclude which will require a minimum of 90 minutes to complete the mandatory quota of a minimum of 20 overs. Therefore the match has to restart by 10 PM local time (2:30 AM IST). However, the match Referee can call off the match if he feels there is no chance of play due to wet conditions or no chance of rain to stop.
Overs will start reducing after 4 pm local time (8:30 pm IST). New Zealand will not bat again after 4:15 pm local time (8:45 pm IST). Explaining the above, Bhogle tweeted the following on which Anand Mahindra responded:
Anand Mahindra has started a Men In Blue quiz announcing that the fastest answer will get Mahindra scale model car.