Order 41, Rule 3A. (2) C.P.C. speaks on giving opportunity to other party to challeneg ethe delay.
Limitatios act also comes in to play.
If your counsel had not challeneged in writting, or sub,ited written arguments, and it was not a speaking order recording the verbal arguments then you have a case that your lawyer was incompetent. Change the lawyer and challeneg again.