Known for his cool behaviour, Chennai Super Kings skipper, MS Dhoni on Thursday walked inside the field to argue with on-field umpires amid the thrilling last over in the match of Indian Premier League against Rajasthan Royals.
CSK recorded their sixth win in seven games as they chased down a modest 152 run target against Rajasthan Royals in a dramatic final over. Skipper MS Dhoni scored 58 off 43 while Ambati Rayudu (57 off 47 balls) for the fifth wicket. However, Stokes got him with a yorker and a clear waist-high no-ball to Santner was ruled out by umpire Ulhas Gandhe after trying to raise his arm.
This prompted an angry Dhoni to enter the ground and literally blast Gandhe before leg umpire Bruce Oxenford calmed him and sent him back before Santner finished it off in style. MS Dhoni was later docked 50 per cent of his match fees for the offence.
The dramatic incident began when straight umpire Gandhe signalled a no-ball off a full toss. It was not Gandhe’s call to make (being a no-ball for height) but was overruled by square leg umpire Bruce Oxenford.
However, Dhoni, had spotted the umpire raising his arm and stormed into the ground in protest with the match hanging in the balance. Quite a few of the Rajasthan players got involved in the heated argument but ultimately the experience of Oxenford diffused the situtaion.
Meanwhile, speaking after the match, Dhoni said, “It was a very good game. Need to give credit to Rajasthan. They were slightly few runs short on what would’ve been a good score. But they put pressure on our batsmen and they were able to build pressure right to the end. Once you win games like this, you learn a lot out of it. It’s important to enjoy the win but also learn from the mistakes.”
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